Interferons

Interferons: Interferon comprises a group of proteins produced by virus-infected cells.

Did you know? Interferons were originally called this because of their ability to interfere with viral replication in previously uninfected tissue culture cells.

Interleukins and their actions

Table 5.1: Interleukins and their actions

Interleukin-12 (IL-12) mnemonic

Interleukin-12 (IL-12) mnemonic

Interleukin-10 (IL-10) mnemonic

Interleukin-10 (IL-10) mnemonic

Interleukin-8 (IL-8)

Interleukin-8 (IL-8):

Interleukin 1-6 mnemonic

Interleukin 1-6 mnemonic

Interleukin-3 (IL-3) mnemonic


Interleukin-3 (IL-3) mnemonic

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) mnemonic

Interleukin-2 (IL-2) mnemonic

Interleukin-1 (IL-1) mnemonic

Interleukin-1 (IL-1) mnemonic

Cytokines

Cytokines:
Cytokines are small soluble proteins secreted by cells that can alter the behavior or properties of the secreting cell itself or of another cell. In this section, we will be discussing interleukins, interferons, and tumor necrosis factor.

Developmental markers of T lymphocytes

Developmental markers of T lymphocytes:
·        Developing thymocytes pass through a series of distinct stages which are marked by changes in the expression of T cell receptor, cell-surface proteins such as the CD3, CD4, and CD8.

Chapter 5: T cells, cell mediated immunity and the immune system

Chapter 5: T cells, cell mediated immunity and the immune system