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(Physiology) a type of protein or cytokine that is developed from macrophagic or monocytic cells


(ˈmɒn əˌkaɪn)

a substance that is secreted by monocytes or macrophages in the immune response and that affects the function of other cells.
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For instance: a) LPSs are powerful molecular tools to study a variety of cellular activation mechanisms involving the production of lymphokines and monokines (e.
While GPE inhibited the monocytes/macrophage response, propolis decreased both monokines and interferon [gamma] (IFN[gamma]) production.
Important mediators of mucosal inflammation and resultant ulceration include oxygen free radicals, lymphokines, and monokines (1).
Under the definition of peptide hormones superfamily, they are defined as the intercellular messengers like adipokines (adiponectin, leptin, resistin), cytokines (chemokines, hematopoietic growth factors, hepatocyte growth factor, interferons, interleukines, lymphokines, monokines, osteopontin, transforming growth factor beta, TNF), endothelial growth factors, endothelins, fibroblast growth factor, quinines (bradykinin, kininogens, tachykinin) and platelet derived growth factor (see, http://www.