Overview of Chemokines
It has been very difficult for investigators involved in studies of the chemotactic factors to agree on terminology; hence the plethora of strange names for these cytokines. It was therefore especially gratifying that this intensely involved and partisan group of researchers could meet and after heated discussion reach an almost unanimous agreement to endorse the chemokine α and β nomenclature for the subfamilies of chemoattractant cytokines whose genes are located on human chromosome 4q and 17q regions respectively.
KeywordsChemotactic Activity Chemotaxis Assay Basophil Histamine Release Chemoattractant Cytokine Sweat Gland Cell
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