Chemokine

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-27806-0_245

A cytokine that causes chemotaxis in leukocytes by inducing a directional movement up the concentration agent. Most of the around 50 chemokines are rather preferential chemoattractants for certain leukocyte subclasses. Chemokines also induce adhesiveness and leukocyte activation.

 Cytokines

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