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A monokine is a type of cytokine[1] produced primarily by monocytes and macrophages.

Some monokines are:


Monokines released from macrophages can attract neutrophils, via the process chemotaxis.

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  1. ^ Monokines at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  2. ^ a b Leung DY, Geha RS, Newburger JW (1986). "Two monokines, interleukin 1 and tumor necrosis factor, render cultured vascular endothelial cells susceptible to lysis by antibodies circulating during Kawasaki syndrome". J Exp Medicine. 164 (6): 1958–72. PMID 3491174.
  3. ^ a b Julius M. Cruse; Robert Edwin Lewis (20 April 2009). Illustrated dictionary of immunology. CRC Press. pp. 208–. ISBN 978-0-8493-7987-1. Retrieved 24 April 2011.

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