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Definition of Chemokine

Chemokine: One of a large group of proteins that act as chemical messengers and were first found attracting white blood cells to areas of inflammation. Chemokines are involved in several forms of acute and chronic inflammation, infectious diseases, and cancer.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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