Cytokines: sources, receptors and signalling.

  title={Cytokines: sources, receptors and signalling.},
  author={Kim E Barrett},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={10 1},
  • Kim E Barrett
  • Published 1996 in Bailliere's clinical gastroenterology
Cytokines are a family of protein mediators that are important in transducing information between various cell types. These messengers are synthesized by a broad spectrum of cells. Cellular sources of cytokines include those cell types considered to play pivotal roles in the immune system as well as in inflammatory responses, including lymphocytes, monocytes and mast cells. Emerging data indicate that non-immune cells, including epithelial cells and fibroblasts, may also be important sources of… CONTINUE READING