Definition: Class of pro-inflammatory cytokines that have the ability to attract and activate leukocytes. They can be divided into at least three structural branches: C; (CHEMOKINES, C); CC; (CHEMOKINES, CC); and CXC; (CHEMOKINES, CXC); according to variations in a shared cysteine motif.
a class of cytokines that attract & activate leukocytes; chemokines stands for CHEMOtactic cytoKINES; GEN or unspecified; prefer specifics
Other names Intercrines; Cytokines, Chemotactic; Chemotactic Cytokines
vMIP-II [ vMIP-1B ] encoded by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus; chemokine that blocks calcium mobilization induced by endogenous chemokines; binds to both CC and CXC chemokine receptors; amino acid sequence in fi