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Cytokines MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cytokines
Tree Number(s)
D12.644.276.374
D12.776.467.374
D23.529.374
Unique ID
D016207
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016207
Scope Note
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
Entry Term(s)
Cytokine
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QW 568
Previous Indexing
Biological Factors (1989-1990)
Biological Products (1976-1988)
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/04/24
Revision Date
2020/01/14
Cytokines Preferred
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