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class of pro-inflammatory cytokines that have the ability to attract and activate leukocytes. They can be divided into at least three structural branches: c (chemokines, c), cc (chemokines, cc), and cxc (chemokines, cxc), according to variations in a shared cysteine motif.

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Sperm can smell where the ovum is?

I have no idea what the receptor or the specific chemicals used are called, but the process is known as chemokinesis and the collective name for the signalling molecules are chemokines.

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by Babybel56
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sperm can smell where the ovum is?
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Re: Cytokine - Receptor concepts

... be use in different type of cells. Is important to know that Cytokines are proteins secreted by different types of cells like: (1) Lymphokines (2) Chemokines (3) Interferons (4) Colony- stimulating factors (5) Tumor necrosis factors Every cell acts in different ways on T cell. So different cytokines ...

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by marla
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cytokine - Receptor concepts
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pharmaceutical biotechnology

... and recombinant versions of these products. Immunomodulators: proteins or peptides that are not antigen specific (e.g., cytokines, growth factors, chemokines, etc.) that are intended to treat disease by inhibiting or modifying a pre-exisiting immune response; and proteins or peptides intended to ...

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by kcnq1ot1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: pharmaceutical biotechnology
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The Fiber Disease

... 5 (CCR5) in the nerves that respond to environmental cues. Somatostatin is a hormone that mediates a wide range of activities in humans and chemokines play an important role in the immune system. The CCR5 receptor used is also the gateway that HIV/AIDS virus uses to enter cells. Both receptors ...

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by J Jill
Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Cure for AIDS

... p51 and p66, integrase p32, and protease p11. In addition to the CD4 receptor, a coreceptor known as a chemokine is needed for HIV infection. Chemokines are cell surface fusion-mediating molecules. Such coreceptors include CXCR4 and CCR5. Their presence on cells can aid binding of the HIV ...

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by victor
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Cure for AIDS
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