lymphokine


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a cytokine secreted by helper T cells in response to stimulation by antigens and that acts on other cells of the immune system (as by activating macrophages)

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IL-6 is a lymphokine that works with IL-2 to stimulate the growth and maturation of T lymphocytes.
Macrophage are responsive to a number of lymphokines that induce their growth differentiation and activation; since lymphokines are released by primed lymphocytes, produced chiefly by T-lymphocytes, on contact with an antigen [21], and the demonstration of a lymphookine mediated reaction in this study strongly supported the existence of T like lymphocytes in Tilapias and that the fish is capable of delayed hypersensitivity reactions.
The improvers showed significant rises in natural killer (NK) cell counts, HSV specific lymphokine activated killer (LAK) activity, and reduced levels of anxiety when compared to non-improvers.
Control of fetal survival in CBAxDBA/2 mice by lymphokine therapy.
TH1 and TH2 cells: different patterns of lymphokine secretion lead to different functional properties.
The effect of light, moderate and severe bicycle exercise on lymphocyte subsets, natural and lymphokine activated killer cells, lymphocyte proliferative response and interleukin 2 production.
Abnormalities of lymphokine gene expression in patiens with common variable immunodeficiency.
Growth inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi in cultured murine myocardial cells mediated by a specifically induced lymphokine.
The scientific review analyzed outcomes from in vivo studies and reported that AHCC activates important immune white blood cells, including macrophages, natural killer cells and lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cells following foreign challenges such as influenza virus, avian influenza (bird flu), MRSA, Klebsiella pnuemoniae and Candida albicans.
Table 2-3 Some Types of Cytokines and Their Functions Type Source Function Interleukin-1 Monokine produced by Activates B and activated macrophages T lymphocytes; mediates inflammation Interleukin-2 Lymphokine produced by Growth factor for B and helper T cells T lymphocytes; enhances cytotoxic effects of nonkiller (NK) cells Interferon Lymphokine produced by Activates macrophages; helper and suppressor promotes B- and T-cell T cells differentiation; activates neutrophils and NK cells Tumor necrosis Monokine produced by Mediator of inflammation factor activated macrophages Table 2-4 Phases of Acquired Immunity Phase Action Recognition Exposure to a specific antigen resulting in selective activation and expansion of those lymphocytes with antigenic receptors specific for that antigen.
TNF, factor de necrosis tumoral; NK, natural killer o asesina natural; K, killer o asesina; LAK, lymphokine activated killer o asesina activada por linfoquinas.
One form of treatment involves removing lymphocytes from the blood and using a substance called IL-2 (a form of interleukin) to 'activate' the cells before returning them to the blood: Lymphokine Activated Killer (LAK) Therapy.