Interleukin-8: a very important chemokine of the human airway epithelium.

  title={Interleukin-8: a very important chemokine of the human airway epithelium.},
  author={Robert M. Strieter},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology},
  volume={283 4},
IN THE LAST TWO AND A HALF DECADES, there has been an explosion of interest in a group of chemotactic cytokines that have chemotactic activity for leukocytes, now known as chemokines. Indeed, there have been more than 16,000 publications related to chemokines since 1975. The human chemokine families are referred to as CXC, CC, C, and CX3C chemokines. These four closely related polypeptide families behave, in general, as potent chemotactic factors for neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils… CONTINUE READING


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