Definition of chemokine in English:

chemokine

Syllabification: che·mo·kine
Pronunciation: /ˈkēmōˌkīn, ˈkemō-
 
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noun

Physiology
Any of a class of cytokines with functions that include attracting white blood cells to sites of infection.
More example sentences
  • The roles of cytokines, chemokines, and the Th1 / Th2 paradigm will be explored.
  • These results suggest that TRX may alter the cell populations in the lung but may not directly affect expression of cytokines or chemokines in cells.
  • Inflammatory cells and cytokines / chemokines seem to play an important role in the flu-like reaction to bronchoscopy.

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