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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Long-term immune changes persist in unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

Long-term immune changes persist in unvaccinated COVID-19 patients

Concussions in retired rugby players linked to higher neurodegenerative disease biomarkers

Concussions in retired rugby players linked to higher neurodegenerative disease biomarkers

Breakthrough in aging research: Blocking IL-11 extends lifespan and improves health in mice

Breakthrough in aging research: Blocking IL-11 extends lifespan and improves health in mice

Porcine study reveals meurotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects of microplastics on enteric nervous system

Porcine study reveals meurotoxic and pro-inflammatory effects of microplastics on enteric nervous system

Novel insights into how exercise functions as an antidepressant

Novel insights into how exercise functions as an antidepressant

Mitochondrially-targeted antioxidants could reduce SARS-CoV-2 effects across multiple organs

Mitochondrially-targeted antioxidants could reduce SARS-CoV-2 effects across multiple organs

ARPA-H funding boosts Wyss Institute's RNA therapeutic project

ARPA-H funding boosts Wyss Institute's RNA therapeutic project

COVID-19 leads to long-term changes in the immune system, study shows

COVID-19 leads to long-term changes in the immune system, study shows

Inulin gel-based oral immunotherapy is effective in suppressing food allergy responses and anaphylactic shock

Inulin gel-based oral immunotherapy is effective in suppressing food allergy responses and anaphylactic shock

Distinct T-cell signatures identified in children with type 1 diabetes

Distinct T-cell signatures identified in children with type 1 diabetes

How does SARS-CoV-2 cause lymphopenia when T cells barely express ACE-2 receptors?

How does SARS-CoV-2 cause lymphopenia when T cells barely express ACE-2 receptors?

Understanding the platelet-monocyte interaction to improve treatment of immune disorders

Understanding the platelet-monocyte interaction to improve treatment of immune disorders

PVP-037: A novel imidazopyrimidine adjuvant enhancing vaccine immune responses

PVP-037: A novel imidazopyrimidine adjuvant enhancing vaccine immune responses

Impaired communication between immune cells leads to cognitive impairment in female Alzheimer's patients

Impaired communication between immune cells leads to cognitive impairment in female Alzheimer's patients

Study reveals new mechanisms behind severe COVID-19 in obese individuals without diabetes

Study reveals new mechanisms behind severe COVID-19 in obese individuals without diabetes

Study reveals refined carbs heighten inflammation and cardiovascular risk

Study reveals refined carbs heighten inflammation and cardiovascular risk

New light-activated method targets cancer and inflammatory cells with precision

New light-activated method targets cancer and inflammatory cells with precision

Tai Chi and cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce insomnia, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

Tai Chi and cognitive behavioral therapy can reduce insomnia, inflammation in breast cancer survivors

“G900” gene enhancers may play a pivotal role in asthma-associated inflammation

“G900” gene enhancers may play a pivotal role in asthma-associated inflammation

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