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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Purification and partial biochemical characterization of a human monocyte-derived neutrophil-activating factor that lacks interleukin-1 activity.
Purification and amino acid sequencing of NAF, a novel neutrophil-activating factor produced by monocytes.

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