interleukin-8

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in·ter·leu·kin-8

(in'tĕr-lū'kin),
A cytokine derived from endothelial cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, macrophages, and monocytes that causes chemotaxis of neutrophils and T-cell lymphocytes.
Synonym(s): anionic neutrophil-activating peptide, monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor, neutrophil chemotactant factor, neutrophil-activating factor
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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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in·ter·leu·kin-8

(in'tĕr-lū'kin)
A cytokine derived from endothelial cells, fibroblasts, keratinocytes, macrophages, and monocytes that causes chemotaxis of neutrophils and T-cell lymphocytes.
Synonym(s): anionic neutrophil-activating peptide, monocyte-derived neutrophil chemotactic factor, neutrophil-activating factor.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

interleukin-8

A CYTOKINE produced by MONOCYTES that is the substance causing CHEMOTAXIS of T cells and NEUTROPHIL polymorph phagocytes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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