Definition of Monokines
1. monokine [n] - See also: monokine
Medical Definition of Monokines
1. Soluble mediators of the immune response that are neither antibodies nor complement. They are produced largely, but not exclusively, by monocytes and macrophages. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Monokines
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1991)
"... the monokines produced by monocytes and macrophages, are diverse and potent chemical messengers. Binding to specific receptors on target cells, ..."
2. Biologic Markers in Pulmonary Toxicology by National Research Council (U.S.). Subcommittee on Pulmonary Toxicology (1989)
"Growth Factors and monokines In addition to their role as the primary phagocytes in the lung, AMs synthesize diverse substances that exhibit a broad range ..."
3. The Neuroscience of Mental Health: A Report on Neuroscience Research edited by Stephen H. Koslow (1997)
"... their initial idea was that one cell type would make one class of cytokine—lymphocytes would make lymphokines, monocytes would secrete monokines, ..."