Chemokine

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Chemokines are a type of cytokine. These are small, soluble proteins, with a positive charge that are secreted by many cells (for example endothelial cells) to control inflammatory reactions and immunity. They aid in immunity by causing chemotaxis in nearby cells [1].

References

  1. Alberts, B. et al., (2008), Molecular biology of the cell, 5th edition, New York: Garland Science, page 1550-1556.

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