IL8

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IL8

A gene on chromosome 4q13-q21 that encodes interleukin-8, a cytokine belonging to the CXC chemokine family. IL8 is a major mediator of inflammation, acting as a chemoattractant for neutrophils, basophils and T-cells, and is a potent angiogenic factor.

Molecular pathology
IL8 is a candidate gene for bronchiolitis.
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Tajik specialists will constitute 80 percent of teaching staff of the LUCT branch in Tajikistan and specialists from Malaysia will constitute 20 percent of the branch teaching staff.
Malaysia reportedly committed itself to build campus and all necessary infrastructures for the LUCT branch in Tajikistan.
Second, the bill provides that if any LUCT assessment is not paid within 30 days after the due date, the property shall be deeded to the municipality.
The bill repeals the provisions of RSA 79-A:25 that, upon majority vote of the legislative body, allow placement of a portion of any LUCT revenues into a conservation fund.
Playing with a strong wind and the slope in their favour, Lucts missed an early penalty through Jeremy Wheadon and were made to pay when Jamie Elphick scooped up a loose pass and outpaced the visitors' defence to open the scoring.
The Lincolnshire men defeated Lucts late last season but this time were mauled 50-7.
Lucts scored tries through John Goodwin, Simon Lewis, Roger Chilman and Steve Saint.
They were not helped when forward Paul Whitehurst was sent off just before the break and Lucts scored through wings Andy Garrod and James Owen.
But with Simon Lewis in the sin-bin, Lucts allowed the home side to claw their way back with a try and a penalty early in the second half.
Midlands Two West side Derby raced into a 22-0 halftime lead as Lucts failed to take their opportunities.
But Lucts rattled up three tries of their own from James Owen, Dwaine Cadawallader and Will Crawforth.