Normal human sweat contains interleukin-8.

  title={Normal human sweat contains interleukin-8.},
  author={A P Jones and Lynne M. Webb and Arthur Anderson and Edward J. Leonard and Antal Rot},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  volume={57 3},
Sweating in humans is induced by physical or emotional stress, which raises the possibility that sweating may relate to host defense. We therefore asked whether human eccrine sweat attracts leukocytes and found that it is chemotactic for human neutrophils. This activity was due to several chemoattractants, one of which was interleukin-8 (IL-8). Using immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization IL-8 and its mRNA have been detected in sweat gland epithelium, indicating that IL-8 is produced in… CONTINUE READING

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