The human gene encoding SCYB9B, a putative novel CXC chemokine, maps to human chromosome 4q21 like the closely related genes for MIG (SCYB9) and INP10 (SCYB10)

  title={The human gene encoding SCYB9B, a putative novel CXC chemokine, maps to human chromosome 4q21 like the closely related genes for MIG (SCYB9) and INP10 (SCYB10)},
  author={Martin Erdel and Andreas Laich and Gerd Utermann and Ernst R. Werner and Gabriele Werner-Felmayer},
  journal={Cytogenetic and Genome Research},
  pages={271 - 272}
Chemokines, a class of 8to 10-kDa basic proteins, attract and activate leukocytes. Various families have been subdivided due to the relative position of their conserved cysteine residues. Two of them, i.e. the CXC or ·-chemokines and CC or ßchemokines have been extensively studied. CXC chemokines, also called small inducible cytokine B subfamily (SCYB) according to the Human Gene Nomenclature Committee, are characterized by two pairs of cysteines separated by one amino acid. Further, they can… 

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