Inflammatory cytokines in nonpathological states

Joseph Gerard Cannon

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During infection, inflammatory cytokines induce regulated changes in the host's internal milieu that create a hostile environment to an invading pathogen. Recent evidence indicates that these cytokines are constitutively produced, their production is increased by environmental Stressors other than microbes, and they modulate "normal" physiological processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)298-303
Number of pages6
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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