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lymphokines

CYTOKINES produced by lymphocytes. Lymphokines attract MACROPHAGES to the site of foreign material and activate them to kill organisms, cause other T cells to clone and provide other cells with protection against virus invasion. They include INTERFERONS, CHEMOTACTIC factor, transfer factor and INTERLEUKIN-2.

lymphokines

(lim´fəkīnz´),
n.pl the soluble substances, released by sensitized lymphocytes on contact with specific antigens, that help effect cellular immunity by stimulating activity of monocytes and macrophages. See also cytokine.
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T-cells and their lymphokine products have intrigued gerontologists ever since it was learned that T-cells--or more precisely the functioning population of T-cells--declines with age.
Th1/Th2 cytokine balance is one of the most important regulatory mechanisms in the immune system and can be evaluated by the measurement of a certain lymphokine pattern being representative of a Th1 and Th2 profile (Swain et al.
Two types of murine helper T cell clone: Definition according to profiles of lymphokines activities and secreted proteins.
Table 1 Lymphokines and Their Effects IL-1 Promotes multiplication and activation of T- and B-cells.
This new invention has overcome these problems, and will allow radioactive phosphorus to be linked to a variety of disease-targeting proteins, such as antibodies, lymphokines, cytokines, growth factors, and other molecules, thus generating new categories of therapeutics," he remarked further.
1995, Kuby 1994), and phagocytosis is increased by lymphokines and other factors such as gama interferon (Borges et al.
When we are feeling happy, these nerves start firing and release chemical substances called leucokines or lymphokines into the blood stream.
By giving lymphokines to newly hatched chicks, we're simply giving the chicks' immune systems a little kickstart.
Lymphokines are produced, followed by an influx of granulocytes and macrophages.
The lymphocytes then secrete powerful substances called lymphokines, which may speed up the progression of atherosclerosis, Villa speculates.
Lymphokines have been linked to psoriatic arthritis' (3,23) and possibly to Reiter's syndrome.

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