Cytokines

Cytokine is a substance that is made by cells of the immune system. Some cytokines can boost the immune response and others can suppress it. Cytokines can also be made in the laboratory by recombinant DNA technology and used in the treatment of various diseases, including cancer.
What are Cytokines?

The term "cytokine" is derived from a combination of two Greek words - "cyto" meaning cell and "kinos" meaning movement. Cytokines are cell signalling molecules that aid cell to cell communication in immune responses and stimulate the movement of cells towards sites of inflammation, infection and trauma.

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Female reproductive hormones may be protective against COVID-19

Female reproductive hormones may be protective against COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 launches multipronged attack against host cell protein synthesis, study finds

SARS-CoV-2 launches multipronged attack against host cell protein synthesis, study finds

Could beta-blockers be a potential treatment for COVID-19?

Could beta-blockers be a potential treatment for COVID-19?

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Novel cannabis plant extracts could protect against COVID-19

Transgenic mouse model could recapitulate severe COVID-19 in humans

Transgenic mouse model could recapitulate severe COVID-19 in humans

Early interferon therapy may mitigate COVID-19 severity

Early interferon therapy may mitigate COVID-19 severity

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

Bariatric surgery linked to lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

BCG vaccination appears to trigger cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2-specific T cell response

Mild COVID-19 disease may trigger long-term immunity

Mild COVID-19 disease may trigger long-term immunity

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

Sex steroids may play a protective role in COVID-19, shows study

The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

The role of micro-RNA in SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19

Favorable clinical outcome for ivermectin in COVID-19 animal model

Favorable clinical outcome for ivermectin in COVID-19 animal model

Research reveals T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases

Research reveals T-cell abnormalities in severe COVID-19 cases

Non-invasive point of care imaging can aid rapid diagnosis of corneal infections

Non-invasive point of care imaging can aid rapid diagnosis of corneal infections

Scientists discover potential strategy to prevent inflammation in COVID-19 patients

Scientists discover potential strategy to prevent inflammation in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 during pregnancy can cause placental inflammation and impaired immunity

COVID-19 during pregnancy can cause placental inflammation and impaired immunity

Severe COVID-19 complications linked to gut barrier breakdown

Severe COVID-19 complications linked to gut barrier breakdown

SARS-CoV-2 causes a unique cytokine storm, study finds

SARS-CoV-2 causes a unique cytokine storm, study finds

COVID-19's harmful neurological effects are more common in patients with hypertension, diabetes

COVID-19's harmful neurological effects are more common in patients with hypertension, diabetes

Diabetes and hypertension may increase the risk of COVID-19 brain complications

Diabetes and hypertension may increase the risk of COVID-19 brain complications