chemokine

noun
che·​mo·​kine | \ ˌkē-mō-ˈkīn How to pronounce chemokine (audio) \

Definition of chemokine

: any of a group of cytokines produced by various cells (as at sites of inflammation) that stimulate chemotaxis in white blood cells (such as neutrophils and T cells)

Examples of chemokine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The skin’s response of UVB cause a chain reaction of other responses that begin with the release of chemicals, known as chemokines and cytokines. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, 25 May 2019 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2018 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Newsweek, 17 Feb. 2018 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2018 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Newsweek, 17 Feb. 2018 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2018 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Newsweek, 17 Feb. 2018 Cytokines orchestrate other components of the immune system to appropriately fight the invading virus, while chemokines direct these components to the location of infection. Laura Haynes, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of chemokine

1992, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chemokine

chemo- + -kine (in cytokine)

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The first known use of chemokine was in 1992

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“Chemokine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chemokine. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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chemokine

noun
che·​mo·​kine | \ -ˈkīn \

Medical Definition of chemokine

: any of a group of chemotactic cytokines that are produced by various cells (as at sites of inflammation), that are thought to provide directional cues for the movement of white blood cells (as T cells, monocytes, and neutrophils), and that include some playing a role in HIV infection because the cell surface receptors to which they bind are also used by specific strains of HIV for entry into cells

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