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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Engineered, high-affinity ACE2 receptors neutralize SARS-CoV-2

Animal data supports efficacy of baricitinib vs SARS-COV-2

Animal data supports efficacy of baricitinib vs SARS-COV-2

T cells on the front line of COVID-19 response

T cells on the front line of COVID-19 response

Biomarker predicts disease severity in COVID-19 patients

Biomarker predicts disease severity in COVID-19 patients

CNIC researchers uncover a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity

CNIC researchers uncover a mechanism explaining how macrophages regulate obesity

LOX-1-immature neutrophils may help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of thrombosis complication

LOX-1-immature neutrophils may help identify COVID-19 patients at risk of thrombosis complication

Anti-CD73 molecule CPI-006 activates B cell responses to SARS-CoV-2

Anti-CD73 molecule CPI-006 activates B cell responses to SARS-CoV-2

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Biologic therapy for psoriasis could lead to significant reduction in heart disease

Immunologists analyze types of immune response to predict an effective COVID-19 vaccine

Immunologists analyze types of immune response to predict an effective COVID-19 vaccine

Central nervous system immune responses to COVID-19

Central nervous system immune responses to COVID-19

Immune system study helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection

Immune system study helps illuminate a surprising mind-body connection

RUDN geneticist finds a bifidobacterial protein that can reduce inflammation in COVID-19

RUDN geneticist finds a bifidobacterial protein that can reduce inflammation in COVID-19

Supplements of Human Milk Oligosaccharides may help improve gut health in adults

Supplements of Human Milk Oligosaccharides may help improve gut health in adults

New review explores the role of antibodies and T-cells towards an effective COVID vaccine

New review explores the role of antibodies and T-cells towards an effective COVID vaccine

Sex-differential COVID-19 responses are mediated by kynurenic acid

Sex-differential COVID-19 responses are mediated by kynurenic acid

Convalescent plasma fails to improve outcome of COVID-19 in India

Convalescent plasma fails to improve outcome of COVID-19 in India

Allergic immune response against bacteria is not pathological but protective

Allergic immune response against bacteria is not pathological but protective

Researchers discover a new way to limit inflammation from adjuvants in vaccines

Researchers discover a new way to limit inflammation from adjuvants in vaccines

COVID-19 in pregnancy doubles odds of preterm delivery

COVID-19 in pregnancy doubles odds of preterm delivery

Memory B cells indicate durable immunity in COVID-19

Memory B cells indicate durable immunity in COVID-19