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Cytokines

"Cytokines" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cytokines" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cytokines" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 399 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 28 publications in 2009 and 2013
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