macrophage inflammatory protein

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mac·ro·phage in·flam·ma·to·ry pro·tein (MIP),

a member of the chemokine family that is chemotactic for certain lymphocyte subsets such as T-cytotoxic cells.
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macrophage inflammatory protein

Either of two chemokines—CCL3 (formerly MIP 1α) and CCL4 (formerly MIP 1β)—that are ligands for the CCR5 receptor. Both are produced by macrophages in response to bacterial endotoxins; activate granulocytes (neutrophils, eosinophils and basophils), leading to acute (neutrophilic) inflammation; and induce the synthesis and release of other pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g., IL-1, IL-6 and TNFalpha) from fibroblasts and macrophages. CCL3 and CCL4 block the entry of M-tropic strains of HIV into various white cells.
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Therapeutic methods referred to modulate the activation of PMNs, such as specific inhibitor of neutrophil elastase (NE)-N-[2-[4-(2,2-dimethyl-1-oxopropoxy) phenyl] sulfonyl] amino] benzoyl]-(S)-glycine monosodium salt (Sivelestat) administration, [sup][6] macrophage inflammatory protein 2 (MIP-2) (one of PMN chemotactic factors) receptor knockout [sup][7] are seemed to attenuate the severity of VILI.
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These mediators included TNF-[alpha], fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 9, interferon (IFN) [gamma], IFN-[gamma]-inducible protein (IP) 10, RANTES, IL-17A, IL-12p70, IL-11, IL-10, IL-7, IL-6, IL-1[alpha], lymphotactin, oncostatin-M (OSM), growth-regulated [alpha] protein (KC/GRO), stem cell factor (SCF), macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP)-1[beta], MIP-2, tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP)-1, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-A, monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP)-1, MCP-3, and MCP-5.
Macrophage inflammatory proteins 1 and 2: expression by rat alveolar macrophages, fibroblasts, and epithelial cells and in rat lung mineral dust exposure.

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