Cytokines and anti-cytokines as therapeutics--an update.

  title={Cytokines and anti-cytokines as therapeutics--an update.},
  author={Vandana Tayal and Bhupinder Singh Kalra},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  volume={579 1-3},
Cytokines which comprise of a family of proteins--interleukins, lymphokines, monokines, interferons, and chemokines, are important components of the immune system. They act in concert with specific cytokine inhibitors and soluble cytokine receptors to regulate the human immune response. Their physiologic role in inflammation and pathologic role in systemic inflammatory states are now well recognized. An imbalance in cytokine production or cytokine receptor expression and/or dysregulation of a… CONTINUE READING