cytokine


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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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He points out that proinflammatory cytokine drugs used to treat skin cancers and hepatitis C, such as interferon-a, are known to cause depression in patients.
It is the first meta-analysis to pool results from studies of blood cytokine levels in outpatients with three serious mental illnesses, Dr.
One recent study found that depressed patients had higher levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine known as TNF-alpha than their non-depressed counterparts.
Suppressors of cytokine signaling (SOCS) molecules control the flow of chemical messages inside cells.
A cytokine storm could result in increased severity of symptoms and, in many instances, to multiple organ failure and death, Dr Kedzierski said.
This report is built using data and information sourced from Global Markets Direct's proprietary databases, Cytokine PharmaSciences, Inc.
ImmunoSIGNAL Cytokine Storm Cellular Assay is a unique proprietary in vitro assay that evaluates biologics for their potential to induce cytokine storm.
There is paucity of documented studies on the assessment of serum cytokine levels in leprosy patients by ELISA which is easily available especially in the developing world and has a fair sensitivity and specificity.
Biopharmaceutical company Immunomedics Inc (Nasdaq:IMMU) revealed on Tuesday the receipt of the US Patent 8,034,352, "Tetrameric cytokines with improved biological activity.
2) Members of the IL-17 and -17R families are unique in amino acid sequence, with little homology to other cytokine classes.
Similarly, the proinflammatory cytokine T helper-17 also plays a role in increasing the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
The results showed that with augmentation of experimental hypoxia, a dramatic increase in the level of pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF-[alpha] was observed.
The characteristics of knee synovial fluid have been defined for immunoglobins, glucose, fibrous cartilage, uric acid, and other proteins, yet little work has investigated cytokine levels in non-rheumatologic joint conditions.