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Cytokine


A cytokine is any of a number of substances, such as interferon, interleukin, and growth factors, that are secreted by certain cells of the immune system and have an effect on other cells.

See also phagocyte, leukocyte, monocyte and lymphocyte.

Also refer Hostile Marital Interactions, Proinflammatory Cytokine Production, and Wound Healing.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Growth Factors

A growth factor is a substance, such as a vitamin or hormone, that is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells.

Basic fibroblast growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor and hepatocyte growth factor stimulate new blood vessel formation; keratinocyte growth factor stimulates epithelial cell growth; insulin-like growth factor 1 promotes new cell growth and multiplication; and platelet-derived growth factor AA regulates cell growth and division.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Interleukin

An interleukin is any of a class of glycoproteins produced by leukocytes for regulating immune responses.

Wednesday, 28 December 2005

Interferon

An interferon is a protein released by cells, usually in response to the entry of a virus, that has the property of inhibiting virus replication.

The term originates from the 1950s, from the word "interfere."

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Skin Care and Dermatological Glossary : Molecular/Cellular Biology: Skin Functioning at the most Essential Level :

Anion : Apoptosis : Atom : Atomic Mass : Atomic Mass Units : Atomic Number : Cation : Cytokine : Cytoplasm : Electron : Hydrogen : Ion : Isotope : Leukocyte : Mitochondrion : Molecular Weight : Neutron : Nucleus : Organelle : Periodic Table of (the) Elements : Phagocyte : Prokaryote/Prokaryotic : Proton : Protoplasm : Subatomic :

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Skin Care and Dermatological Glossary : Molecular/Cellular Biology: Skin Functioning at the most Essential Level :

Anion : Apoptosis : Atom : Atomic Mass : Atomic Mass Units : Atomic Number : Cation : Cytokine : Cytoplasm : Electron : Hydrogen : Ion : Isotope : Leukocyte : Mitochondrion : Molecular Weight : Neutron : Nucleus : Organelle : Periodic Table of (the) Elements : Phagocyte : Prokaryote/Prokaryotic : Proton : Protoplasm : Subatomic :


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