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Title: Monocyte chemotactic protein-3
Authors: Menten, Patricia ×
Wuyts, Anja
Van Damme, Jozef #
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: John libbey eurotext ltd
Series Title: European cytokine network vol:12 issue:4 pages:554-60
Abstract: Monocyte chemotactic protein-3 (MCP-3) belongs to the MCP subgroup of CC chemokines that are structurally closely related but, which differ in receptor usage and hence in biological activities. MCP-3 is one of the most pluripotent chemokines since it activates all types of leukocytes, by binding to at least four different chemokine receptors. The natural protein is heterogeneous due to glycosylation and NH2-terminal processing. Only small amounts of MCP-3 are induced in various cell types by endogeneous (cytokines) or exogeneous (bacteria, viruses) agents. Nevertheless, this omnipotent chemokine, inducible in most body compartments, might play an important role in normal homeostasis as well as in various pathologies including cancer, auto-immune diseases and chronic inflammation.
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ISSN: 1148-5493
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Molecular Immunology (Rega Institute)
Academic Center for General Practice
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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