interleukin-8


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interleukin-8

[‚in·tər¦lük·ən ′āt]
(immunology)
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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The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape for C-X-C Chemokine Receptor Type 2 (CDw128b or GRO/MGSA Receptor or High Affinity Interleukin-8 Receptor B or IL-8 Receptor Type 2 or CD182 or CXCR2)
The report provides comprehensive information on the C-X-C Chemokine Receptor Type 1 (CDw128a or High Affinity Interleukin-8 Receptor A or IL-8 Receptor Type 1 or CD181 or CXCR1), targeted therapeutics, complete with analysis by indications, stage of development, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
When white blood cells encounter lipid A, they make a cascade of proteins -- such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1, interleukin-6, and interleukin-8 - that stimulate the immune system.