|chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 15|
|Alt. symbols||SCYA15, HCC-2, NCC-3, SCYL3, MIP-5, Lkn-1, MIP-1d, HMRP-2B|
|Locus||Chr. 17 q11.2|
Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 15 (CCL15) is a small cytokine belonging to the CC chemokine family that is also known as leukotactin-1, MIP5 and HCC-2. CCL15 is expressed in liver, small intestine, colon, and in certain leukocytes and macrophages of the lung. It is chemotactic for neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes and elicits its effects by binding to cell surface chemokine receptors like CCR1 and CCR3. The human CCL15 gene spans four exons and is located in a head-to-tail orientation on chromosome 17 with the gene of another CC chemokine known as CCL14.
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- Youn et al. Molecular cloning of leukotactin-1: a novel human beta-chemokine, a chemoattractant for neutrophils, monocytes, and lymphocytes, and a potent agonist at CC chemokine receptors 1 and 3. J. Immun. 159: 5201-5205, 1997.
- Coulin et al. Characterization of macrophage inflammatory protein-5/human CC cytokine-2, a member of the macrophage-inflammatory-protein family of chemokines. Europ. J. Biochem. 248: 507-515, 1997.
- Naruse et al. A YAC contig of the human CC chemokine genes clustered on chromosome 17q11.2. Genomics 34: 236-240, 1996.
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