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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-96

The role of cytokines in the pathomechanism of cutaneous disorders


Department of Dermatology, KPC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Arijit Coondoo
P44A, Jogendra Gardens, Kolkata - 700078, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5154.94272

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Cytokines are produced transiently by cutaneous cells in response to immune stimuli. They are non-immunoglobulin proteins and glycoproteins. 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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