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Flashcards: Cytokines and Chemokines (chapter 4)

Second Link Flashcards: Cytokines and Chemokines - The dissapointing sequel

Here we are with two sets now, for cytokines and chemokines.

Cytokines are the messengers that cells use to communicate whilst at (potentially) great distances apart, rather than interacting directly whilst touching. Chemokines are a sub-group of cytokines, as ‘chemoattractant cytokines’. This means that they act as a ‘come over here!’ signal for WBC’s.

So the first link is a set of concepts about cytokines, explaining the structure, function, where they come from, etc. The second link is to something far more dry, but unfortunately necessary for my revision. Cytokines, and their receptors, are generally numbered; so that set is a chunk of the cytokines that I need to remember the ‘name’ of.

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