Do cytokines have a role in the regulation of lacrimal gland acinar cell ion transport and protein secretion?

  • R. W. Lambert
  • Published 1998 in Advances in experimental medicine and biology


The present study explored the potential involvement of cytokines (IL-1 alpha, IL-1 beta, IL-6, and IFN-gamma) in the regulation of basic physiological processes carried out by lacrimal acinar cells. Overall, evidence gathered supports the hypothesis that cytokines may be involved in the regulation of lacrimal secretory processes. When combined with earlier… (More)


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