Definition of Cytokines

1. Noun. (plural of cytokine) ¹



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Definition of Cytokines

1. cytokine [n] - See also: cytokine

Medical Definition of Cytokines

1. Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialised glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cytokines

cytogenies
cytogenous
cytogeny
cytoglucopenia
cytohesin
cytohet
cytohyaloplasm
cytoid
cytoid bodies
cytokeratin
cytokeratin filaments
cytokeratins
cytokine
cytokine storm
cytokine storms
cytokines (current term)
cytokineses
cytokinesis
cytokinetic
cytokinetics
cytokinin
cytokinin oxidase
cytokinins
cytol
cytolemma
cytolethal
cytolipin
cytologic
cytologic examination
cytologic screening

Literary usage of Cytokines

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1. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Bone-Active cytokines Recently, a number of local growth factors, or cytokines, have been identified that may play a role in regulation of bone metabolism. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The functional status of pulmonary immune effector cells, as well as the type and quantities of cytokines ..."

3. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"cytokines in the Brain Investigators now believe that cytokines from outside the brain act on the brain at certain "windows," places where these molecules ..."

4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"We examined a large array of culture conditions and cytokines. IFN-y and LPS showed only slight activity. Human alveolar macrophages have NOS2 antigen (30 ..."

5. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"These cytokines can cause stimulation of the HPA axis in vivo, ... In addition to the humoral "direct" effects of cytokines on the PVN CRF and AVP neurons, ..."

6. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"Finally, mono- cytes and macrophages secrete cytokines that help regulate ... Helper T cells produce and secrete cytokines that stimulate the activity of ..."

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