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any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system

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In an article for Scientific American Mind, German neuropsychology professor Erich Kasten outlines evidence that link depression and other psychiatric conditions with pro-inflammatory cytokines.
For MDD and schizophrenia, two other cytokines were significantly elevated in the meta-analysis: SIL-2R, a cytokine receptor associated with T-cell activation; and IL-1 beta, a cytokine produced by activated macrophages (P less than .
While cytokines are necessary for herding cells to the body's battlegrounds to fight infection, disease and trauma, sustained high levels of cytokines are associated with poorer health and such disorders as type-2 diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and even Alzheimer's disease and clinical depression.
In addition, inflammatory cytokines began to accumulate in the lungs, leading to a cytokine storm that causes significant damage to the tissue.
If too many cytokines are released, SOCS proteins suppress the activity of the cytokines to prevent unwanted inflammation and tissue damage.
Ricerca Biosciences, an integrated preclinical pharmaceutical contract research organization (CRO), today announced the introduction of two new state-of-the-art cellular assay services: Early Safety Screening Cytotoxicity and ImmunoSIGNAL Cytokine Storm Cellular Assay.
Literature reveals controversial results on the levels of serum cytokines in various forms of leprosy.
The company added its DNL-derived cytokine-antibody complexes are made up of four cytokines attached to an intact antibody.
There are more than 200 cytokines in mammals, which exert a vast range of biologic activities on numerous biologic systems.
Objectives: To determine the levels and possible role of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNFa, IL-1 and IL-6 in children with clinical protein energy malnutrition (kwashiorkor, marasmic kwashiorkor or marasmus) alone and in combination with malaria in Western Kenya.
An important role which predetermines future development of the placenta is played by a number of immunological factors including cytokines, growth factors, etc.
Cytokines are a family of non-antibody immunoregulatory proteins or other biological factors, including lymphokines, interleukins, tumor necrosis factors, and interferons.
1 October 2010 - Sweden-based biomedical company Vitrolife (STO: VITR) announced today the launch a new generation of growth factors and cytokines for cultivation of stem cells.
Cytokines are pleiotropic proteins produced by potentially all nuclei of cells in the body.
The authors note that placental development is controlled in part by the balance of cytokines at the maternal-fetal interface and conclude that evidence of effects of p-NP on placental cytokines at levels consistent with environmental exposures should raise concerns about maternal exposures during pregnancy.
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