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Abbreviation for monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor.
IL8A 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.
IL8 is a candidate gene for bronchiolitis.