monokine

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monokine

[′män·ə‚kīn]
(biochemistry)
A cytokine released from macrophages.
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The latter data also indicated that PR modulated cytokine production from lymphocytes while it was less potent than GPE in reducing monokines, except to IL10 (Fig.
Immune system cells function is regulated by the action of specific molecules called cytokines, mainly lymphokines and monokines.
There are several different types of cytokines such as monokines (cytokines produced by monocytes and macrophages), lymphokines (cytokines produced by lymphocytes), inflammatory peptides (cytokines produced by neutrophils), and vasoactive amines (cytokines produced by platelets and mast cells).
Cytokines--Include lymphokines, monokines, and other polypeptides that regulate immunologic, inflammatory, and reparative host responses.