The role of cytokines in the pathomechanism of cutaneous disorders

Indian Journal of Dermatology, 05/11/2012

Coondoo A – Cytokines, which are signaling molecules, act by sending downstream signals to various cells through a number of signal transduction pathways and by binding to cytokine receptors on the surface of cells. Cytokines regulate immunity and inflammation and thus play an important role in the pathogenesis of various cutaneous disorders.

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