International Journal of Hematology

, Volume 84, Issue 3, pp 205–209 | Cite as

Regulation of Neutrophil Functions by Proinflammatory Cytokines

  • Takayuki Kato
  • Seiichi Kitagawa


Various functions of mature human neutrophils are activated or potentiated by hematopoietic growth factors or proinflammatory cytokines such as granulocyte colony-stimulating factor, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, tumor necrosis factor α, and interleukin 1β. The major signaling pathways activated in human neutrophils stimulated by proinflammatory cytokines include mitogen-activated protein kinases, Janus kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase, and nuclear factor κB. These signaling pathways are involved in cytokine-mediated regulation of neutrophil functions in a cytokine-specific manner.

Key words

Neutrophil Cytokine Superoxide Migration Apoptosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyOsaka City University Graduate School of MedicineAsahi-machi, Abeno-ku OsakaJapan

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