Cytokine Proteins

Cytokines mainly include interleukin, chemokines, interferon, etc. They play an important role in regulating cell growth, differentiation and activation, and participate in innate and adaptive immune responses. Under certain conditions, cytokines can also participate in the occurrence of various diseases, and even cause cytokine storm and cytokine storm syndrome, and lead to multiple organ damage, functional failure and death.


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Cytokine Proteins Types

Cytokine Proteins FAQs

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    What type of protein is cytokines?

    Cytokine (CK) is a kind of small molecule protein with extensive biological activity, which is synthesized and secreted by a variety of tissue cells (mainly immune cells), such as monocytes, macrophages, T cells, B cells, NK cells, and some nonimmune cells (endothelial cells, epidermal cells, fibroblasts, etc.) through stimulation. It is a low molecular weight soluble protein produced by a variety of cells induced by immunogen, mitogen, or other stimulators. It can be divided into interleukin, interferon, tumor necrosis factor superfamily, colony-stimulating factor, chemotactic factor, growth factor, and others.

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    What do cytokines proteins do?

    Cytokines play a role in the body by paracrine, autocrine, or endocrine methods to form multiple physiological characteristics such as pleiotropy, overlap, antagonism, synergy, and a very complex cytokine regulatory network, and then participate in various important physiological functions of the human body. Its research achievements provide a scientific basis for clinical prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, especially the use of cytokines to treat tumors, infections, hematopoietic dysfunction, autoimmune diseases, etc., which has a very broad application prospect.

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