Cytokines and alcohol.

@article{Crews2006CytokinesAA,
  title={Cytokines and alcohol.},
  author={Fulton T Crews and Rabih I. Bechara and Lou Ann Scism Brown and David M. Guidot and Pranoti Mandrekar and Shilpa A Oak and Liya Qin and Gyongyi Szabo and M. Wheeler and Jian Zou},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          720-30
        }
}
Cytokines are multifunctional proteins that play a critical role in cellular communication and activation. Cytokines have been classified as being proinflammatory (T helper 1, Th1) or anti-inflammatory (T helper 2, Th2) depending on their effects on the immune system. However, cytokines impact a variety of tissues in a complex manner that regulates inflammation, cell death, and cell proliferation and migration as well as healing mechanisms. Ethanol (alcohol) is known to alter cytokine levels in… CONTINUE READING
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