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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Designing a prototype spike protein vaccine for SARS-CoV-2

Designing a prototype spike protein vaccine for SARS-CoV-2

Potential new immunotherapy for critical COVID-19

Potential new immunotherapy for critical COVID-19

Intranasal delivery of MSC-EVs shows promise for treating Alzheimer's disease

Intranasal delivery of MSC-EVs shows promise for treating Alzheimer's disease

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors

Hesperos’ immune system-on-a-chip emulates immune reactions for tissue damage and acute inflammation

Hesperos’ immune system-on-a-chip emulates immune reactions for tissue damage and acute inflammation

Cognitive behavior therapy superior to other psychotherapies at boosting the immune system

Cognitive behavior therapy superior to other psychotherapies at boosting the immune system

Does smoking increase COVID-19 risk?

Does smoking increase COVID-19 risk?

A cytokine pattern that predicts adverse outcomes in COVID-19

A cytokine pattern that predicts adverse outcomes in COVID-19

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Specific immune suppression leads to severe COVID-19 disease

Study uncovers how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses

Study uncovers how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses

Study highlights potential benefits of new drug for inflammatory diseases

Study highlights potential benefits of new drug for inflammatory diseases

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

How COVID-19 affects the nervous system

Ruxolitinib shows promise in severe COVID-19

Ruxolitinib shows promise in severe COVID-19

Researchers review all clinical and research findings related to COVID-19

Researchers review all clinical and research findings related to COVID-19

Rare deadly disease linked to coronavirus infection seen in children

Rare deadly disease linked to coronavirus infection seen in children

Mouse model mimics clinical course and pathology observed in COVID-19 patients

Mouse model mimics clinical course and pathology observed in COVID-19 patients

What affects the case fatality rate of COVID-19? Analysis of top 50 affected countries

What affects the case fatality rate of COVID-19? Analysis of top 50 affected countries

Novel testing system predicts outcomes in patients with sepsis

Novel testing system predicts outcomes in patients with sepsis

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease