lymphokine


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lymphokine

[′lim·fə‚kīn]
(immunology)
A cytokine released from T lymphocytes after contact with an antigen.
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Shifts in interleukin-4 and interferon-gamma production by T cells of patients with elevated serum IgE levels and the modulatory effects of these lymphokines on spontaneous IgE synthesis.
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).
T-cells and their lymphokine products have intrigued gerontologists ever since it was learned that T-cells--or more precisely the functioning population of T-cells--declines with age.
2006] who concluded that loss-of-function mutations in cathepsin C do not affect lymphokine activated killer cell function.
Research shows that ozone depletion also may exacerbate the effect of climate change on infectious disease as well as cause immunosuppression by altering T-cells and lymphokine production.
Lymphokine mediated regulation of the proliferative response of clone of T helper 1 and T helper 2 cells.
CLMF synergistically induces with low concentrations of IL-2 the cytolytic activity of Lymphokine Activated Killer (LAK) cells, and CLMF is capable of stimulating T-cell growth.
Histopathologic and immunologic studies of acute HPS patients have shown antibodies, significant CD8 and CD4 T-lymphocyte activation, and lymphokine involvement, suggesting the hypothesis that HPS is an immunopathologic response to hantavirus infection (6,7,13,17,18).
We've found a particular type of cytokine called lymphokine that causes heterophils to come to where the bacteria are and devour them," says Kogut.