Cytokines in infection

Pang, T. (1993) Cytokines in infection. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 48 (1). pp. 9-11. ISSN 0300-5283

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Cytokines are central to the development of effective immunity against microbial pathogens and their beneficial effects in the control of a variety of infections of man and animals are well-documented. However, it appears that cytokines may also have detrimental effects in infections by actually enhancing microbial growth. These observations emphasise the fact that many successful pathogens possess mechanisms enabling them to evade the immune response and that caution needs to be exercised in using cytokines as therapeutic agents to control infections in various human diseases.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bacterial Infections/therapy; Cytokines/immunology; Cytokines/metabolism
Subjects: R Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 03:07
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2019 06:10

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