USMLE

IL-8

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Cytokines
  1. TNF-alpha
  2. IL-1
  3. IL-2
  4. IL-3
  5. IL-4
  6. IL-5
  7. IL-6
  8. IL-8
  9. IL-10
  10. IL-12
  11. TGF-beta
  12. IFN-alpha and IFN-beta
  13. IFN-gamma

Summary

Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a cytokine primarily produced by macrophages. IL-8 promotes neutrophil recruitment and chemotaxis to sites of inflammation and infection.

Key Points