Cytokines as Mediators of Disease

Abstract

Virtually all insults to the body involve cytokine responses, and nearly every type of disease has a cytokine component. An understanding of the cytokine component of diseases is leading to new approaches to treatment.

Keywords: cytokine; inflammation; infection; cancer; autoimmunity; allergy

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Balkwill, Frances R(Jan 2003) Cytokines as Mediators of Disease. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002145]