Definition of Chemokines

1. Noun. (plural of chemokine) ¹



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Definition of Chemokines

1. chemokine [n] - See also: chemokine

Medical Definition of Chemokines

1. Class of pro-inflammatory cytokines that have the ability to attract and activate leukocytes. They can be divided into at least three structural branches: c (chemokines, c), cc (chemokines, cc), and cxc (chemokines, cxc), according to variations in a shared cysteine motif. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chemokines

chemoembolization
chemoenzymatic
chemoenzymatically
chemofog
chemogenomic
chemogenomics
chemoheterotroph
chemoheterotrophic
chemoheterotrophs
chemoimmunology
chemoimmunotherapy
chemoinformatic
chemoinformatics
chemokine
chemokine receptor
chemokines (current term)
chemokinesis
chemokinetic
chemokyne
chemokynes
chemolithoautotroph
chemolithoautotrophic
chemolithoautotrophs
chemolithotroph
chemolithotrophic
chemolithotrophs
chemolithotrophy
chemoluminescence
chemoluminescent
chemoluminiscent

Literary usage of Chemokines

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Regarding the latter, in vitro studies have demonstrated that crocidolite can directly activate alveolar type II cells to express the chemokines MIP-2 and ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Overwhelming evidence shows that the pulmonary macrophage can be stimulated by asbestos to express and secrete multiple inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, ..."

3. Children's Environmental Health Research: Indoor Mold and Children's Health edited by Allen Dearry, Gwen Collman (2000)
"Finally, the project is testing the central hypothesis that chemokines are ... This test entails blocking the biologic activity of die chemokines with ..."

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