from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several regulatory proteins, such as the interleukins and lymphokines, that are released by cells of the immune system and act as intercellular mediators in the generation of an immune response.
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- n. Any of various small regulatory proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system.
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- n. any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system
Swine and avian flus kill healthy people by invoking an overly aggressive immune response called a cytokine storm.
Certain viral infections cause the body's immune system to lose control and attack itself, a phenomenon known as a cytokine storm.
Do patients have an unusually robust immune response to the virus -- the so-called cytokine storm?
Young people, because they produce so many antibodies, be a terrible thing called a cytokine storm, where they start to pour a lot of fluid into their lungs.
In what is known as a cytokine storm, the body quite literally destroys itself.
However, it is the body's abnormal immune response to the trigger that leads to severe inflammation and the unregulated, massive production of cytokines, often called "cytokine storm," that then causes multi-organ failure and often death.
The goal of CytoSorb™ is to modulate the immune system by removing excessive cytokines, often called "cytokine storm," in critically-ill patients that can lead to deadly inflammation, multiple organ failure, immune dysfunction, and often death.
Initially known as cytokine synthesis inhibitor factor or CSIF, interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a potent immunomodulator of hematopoietic cells, particularly immune cells.
A cytokine is a small protein released by cells that affects the interactions and communications between cells and the behavior of cells.
Scientists fused a toxic substance known as a cytokine with a compound called peptide that guides it to cancer cells to avoid damaging healthy ones.
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