interleukin-8(redirected from anionic neutrophil-activatingpeptide)
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A group of peptides produced by a variety of cell types, which activate and recruit polymorphonuclear leukocytes in the inflammatory process, and are probably involved in initiation of labor and delivery in pregnant women. Abbreviated IL-8.
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