Definition of chemokine in US English:



  • Any of a class of cytokines with functions that include attracting white blood cells to sites of infection.

    • ‘The roles of cytokines, chemokines, and the Th1 / Th2 paradigm will be explored.’
    • ‘Inflammatory cells and cytokines / chemokines seem to play an important role in the flu-like reaction to bronchoscopy.’
    • ‘Proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines were measured in lung homogenates.’
    • ‘These results suggest that TRX may alter the cell populations in the lung but may not directly affect expression of cytokines or chemokines in cells.’
    • ‘However, proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines have been previously implicated in this process.’