«Cytokines are a broad and loose category of small proteins (~5–20 kDa) that are important in cell signaling. Cytokines are peptides, and cannot cross the lipid bilayer of cell to enter the cytoplasm. Cytokines have been shown to be involved in autocrine, paracrine and endocrine signaling as immunomodulating agents. Their definite distinction from hormone is still part of ongoing research. Cytokines include chemokines, interferon, interleukins, lymphokines, and tumour necrosis factors, but generally not hormone or growth factors (despite some overlap in the terminology). Cytokines are produced by a broad range of cell, including immune cell like macrophage, B lymphocytes, T lymphocytes and mast cell, as well as endothelial cell, fibroblasts, and various stromal cell; a given cytokine may be produced by more than one type of cell.
They act through receptors, and are especially important in the immune system; cytokines modulate the balance between humoral and cell-based immune response, and they regulate the maturation, growth, and responsiveness of particular cell populations. Some cytokines enhance or inhibit the action of other cytokines in complex ways.» (wikipedia)
Do something with Cytokines
Lists what BioMindmap can do with its medical objects for demo purposes.
- See 7 Biolinks that connect Cytokines with other objects
- Group Biolinks by type — promoters and inhibitors separately
- Summarize how other objects relate to Cytokines
- There are 6 Evidences supporting 7 Cytokines Biolinks
Guide for Good Sources list of respected domains.
The ValidityScore showsthe quality of evidences, with max 9.9.
- Cytokines Mindmap — near connections
- Mindmap with ValidityScore 5.0 — near connections
- Mindmap of Cytokines. and Subnodes: .
- Find Path to another object.
- Build Custom Map
- Instream into nodes that connect into Cytokines.
- Outstream from nodes that go out from Cytokines.
- Promoters of Cytokines
- What type is Cytokines? Edit type Is it food or drug?
- Add biolink i.e. «X increases Cytokines». Intuitively easy.
- Power-start: watch the Intro Video and Guide in Help Center
- Users improve Reputation by getting experienced and validated.
- Ask Telegram Bot to get quick Summary on any object.