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GROSS OCHOA, Virgen Yaneisy; MONET ALVAREZ, Diana Esperanza  and  ALVAREZ CORTES, Julia Tamara. Regulation of the inflammatory response dependent on cytokines. MEDISAN [online]. 2023, vol.27, n.5  Epub Oct 29, 2023. ISSN 1029-3019.

Cytokines are protein hormones that allow the intercellular communication, stimulate the activation of specific membrane receptors, have cell differentiation functions and proliferation, participate in the chemotaxis, as well as in the growth and modulation of immunoglobulin secretion; nevertheless, their main action is given by the regulation of the inflammation mechanism. The main cytokines in charge of this are interleukins 1, 8, 12 and 16, besides the tumor necrosis factor alpha and interferons, all of them proinflammatory. Interleukins 6 and 12 also act in the specific immunity.

Keywords : cytokines; inflammation; immunity.

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