Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors

  title={Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors},
  author={Manel Juan},
Chemokines (CKs) are a family of small proteins secreted by a great variety of cell types. Their name (derived from chemoattractant cytokines) is due to their ability to induce directed chemotaxis in nearby responsive cells. Some CKs are considered pro-inflammatory and can be induced during an immune response to promote cells of the immune system to a site of infection, whereas others are considered homeostatic and are involved in controlling the migration of cells during normal processes of… CONTINUE READING