author={Kerry J. Laing and Christopher J Secombes},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  volume={28 5},
Chemokines are small proteins that control cellular migration. An extensive family of these molecules has been described in mammals containing nearly 50 members. Within this family are four groups, each defined by the different spacing of two N-terminal cysteines, which form disulphide bonds with two other cysteine residues to create the tertiary structure characteristic of chemokines. Recent evidence shows the chemokine family is not unique to mammals, with several members also identified in… CONTINUE READING

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