Definition of Monokine

1. a substance secreted by white blood cells [n -S]



Medical Definition of Monokine

1. Soluble factor, derived from macrophages, that act on other cells (e.g. Interleukin-1). Becoming unusual all monokines are cytokines and that term is more commonly used. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Monokine

monoicous
monoid
monoidal
monoidally
monoideism
monoids
monoimine
monoimines
monoinfection
monoiodotyrosine
monoisonitrosoacetone
monoisopropylamine
monoisotopic
monojet
monojets
monokine (current term)
monokines
monokini
monokinis
monolatrism
monolatry
monolaurate
monolayer
monolayered
monolayering of cell
monolayerlike
monolayers
monoleptic fever
monolexemic
monoligated

Literary usage of Monokine

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1. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"The inflammatory stress that incites the fever response causes release of a small polypeptide from monocytes (a monokine, endogenous pyrogen), which acts to ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) is a monokine released by macrophages and is important in the inflammatory response. We compared the spontaneous release of TNF ..."

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