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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Complement system appears to be specifically implicated in severe COVID-19

Complement system appears to be specifically implicated in severe COVID-19

Using machine learning to identify blood biomarkers for early diagnosis of autism

Using machine learning to identify blood biomarkers for early diagnosis of autism

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

SARS-CoV-2 does not infect the entire body in the same way, finds study

Magnesium-based micromotors used to improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Magnesium-based micromotors used to improve rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

In Vivo Probes for Detecting Inflammation Markers in Humans and Animals

In Vivo Probes for Detecting Inflammation Markers in Humans and Animals

Study reveals new routes to potential treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions

Study reveals new routes to potential treatments for chronic inflammatory conditions

Cannabinoid receptor agonist shows potential protective effect on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells

Cannabinoid receptor agonist shows potential protective effect on SARS-CoV-2-infected human heart cells

Virus-specific cellular immunity may be essential for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2

Virus-specific cellular immunity may be essential for long-term protection against SARS-CoV-2

Failed antiviral response in nasal mucosa may predict severe COVID-19

Failed antiviral response in nasal mucosa may predict severe COVID-19

Study profiles the nose to predict immune response during COVID-19

Study profiles the nose to predict immune response during COVID-19

Study identifies immune profile of people with severe COVID-19

Study identifies immune profile of people with severe COVID-19

Polyphenols may provide protective effect against COVID-19 disease

Polyphenols may provide protective effect against COVID-19 disease

SARS-CoV-2 DNA vaccine tested in animal model

SARS-CoV-2 DNA vaccine tested in animal model

COVID-19 and lung cancer have a common pathway, say researchers

COVID-19 and lung cancer have a common pathway, say researchers

Levels of IgG antibodies may influence COVID-19 outcomes

Levels of IgG antibodies may influence COVID-19 outcomes

Early immunosuppressive biomarkers could predict bone regeneration after trauma

Early immunosuppressive biomarkers could predict bone regeneration after trauma

Endothelial SARS-CoV-2 infection induces proinflammatory responses without supporting viral amplification, finds study

Endothelial SARS-CoV-2 infection induces proinflammatory responses without supporting viral amplification, finds study

Probiotics may be beneficial in COVID-19 treatment

Probiotics may be beneficial in COVID-19 treatment

Pre-term infants fed with B. Infantis experienced lower level of intestinal inflammation

Pre-term infants fed with B. Infantis experienced lower level of intestinal inflammation

Simulating an overactive autoimmune response leads to changes in the brain region

Simulating an overactive autoimmune response leads to changes in the brain region