Chemokines are specific kind of cytokines (See NOTE below) that “regulate the migratory activity of all types of leukocytic (white) cells. Chemokines play a part in the development of many diseases, especially inflammatory diseases, including HIV infection.
Chemokines can be used medicinally in local therapy. Further research is needed.
CONCLUSION: Chemokines comprise a new group of chemicals related to Interferons. Chemokines cause white cells to migrate and play a part in inflammatory diseases.
NOTE: This summary is based on the abstract of the article. The full article is not available at this time.
Cytokines are small proteins produced by cells to do specific things to other cells. Cytokines include a group of chemicals called Interferons and a new family of chemicals called Chemokines. Interferons have antiviral and anticancer effects, which can be used therapeutically.
Medical mushrooms contain cytokines.
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