interleukin-8(redirected from anionic neutrophil-activatingpeptide)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
A cytokine derived from endothelial cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, macrophages, and monocytes that causes chemotaxis of neutrophils and T-cell lymphocytes.
a cytokine produced by various cell types involved in inflammation that attracts and activates neutrophils.
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.