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 Cytokines

Cytokine

Cytokines are soluble glycoproteins released by cells of the immune system , which act nonenzymatically through specific receptors to regulate immune responses. Cytokines resemble hormones in that they act at low concentrations bound with high affinity to a specific receptor .

Common cytokines in allergology include:

 

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