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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Exposure to Chikungunya may offer partial cross-protection against Mayaro virus

Exposure to Chikungunya may offer partial cross-protection against Mayaro virus

New nanoparticle adjuvant could help make vaccines more powerful

New nanoparticle adjuvant could help make vaccines more powerful

NEI researchers identify unique population of B cells that tamps down the immune system

NEI researchers identify unique population of B cells that tamps down the immune system

Advancing our understanding of T cells to improve cancer therapies

Advancing our understanding of T cells to improve cancer therapies

Impact of engineered ACE2-Fc on SARS-CoV-2 infection

Impact of engineered ACE2-Fc on SARS-CoV-2 infection

Researchers identify new drug that makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy

Researchers identify new drug that makes pancreatic cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on oral health

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on oral health

Role of interferon type I-driven responses associated with disease control in COVID-19

Role of interferon type I-driven responses associated with disease control in COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 Delta spike increases viral virulence and inflammatory cytokine production

SARS-CoV-2 Delta spike increases viral virulence and inflammatory cytokine production

SARS-CoV-2 can directly invade human kidney cells, research shows

SARS-CoV-2 can directly invade human kidney cells, research shows

Immunogenicity of modified microparticle-adjuvanted SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Immunogenicity of modified microparticle-adjuvanted SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Study shows plasmacytoid dendritic cells may be a viable target for protection against SARS-CoV-2

Study shows plasmacytoid dendritic cells may be a viable target for protection against SARS-CoV-2

Study explores adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2-induced antibody responses

Study explores adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2-induced antibody responses

Maternal-fetal interface yields intriguing clues to how it battles SARS-CoV-2

Maternal-fetal interface yields intriguing clues to how it battles SARS-CoV-2

Acute SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy associated with placental ACE2 shedding

Acute SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy associated with placental ACE2 shedding

The antimicrobial properties of the lungfish cocoon

The antimicrobial properties of the lungfish cocoon

Oral Hsp90 inhibitor SNX-5422 interferes with replication machinery of SARS-CoV-2

Oral Hsp90 inhibitor SNX-5422 interferes with replication machinery of SARS-CoV-2

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect and replicate in human iPSC-derived neurons

Study shows SARS-CoV-2 can infect and replicate in human iPSC-derived neurons

Interferon beta versus the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Interferon beta versus the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant

Human lung airway-on-a-chip faithfully recapitulates cystic fibrosis pathology

Human lung airway-on-a-chip faithfully recapitulates cystic fibrosis pathology