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Definition of "chemokine" [chemokine]

  • Any of various cytokines produced in acute and chronic inflammation that mobilize and activate white blood cells. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chemokine" in a sentence
  • "And another thing that's really interesting is that there's this whole -- the way tumors move throughout the body it's a very complex system -- and there's something called the chemokine network."
  • "Past research by Dr. Dwinell linked the expression of CXCL12, a protein known as a chemokine, to the inhibiting of breast cancer."
  • "Ongoing studies involve the role of chemokine-dependent pathways in graft rejection and tolerance; identification and characterization of costimulatory pathways; manipulation of the NFkB pathway; and development of practical tools to enhance the function of regulatory T cells, so as to improve outcomes post-transplant; further details are available."