MCP-1 -->
monocyte chemoattractant protein-1
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A chemokine that is a chemoattractant for human monocytes and may also cause cellular activation of specific functions related to host defense. It is produced by leukocytes of both monocyte and lymphocyte lineage and by fibroblasts during tissue injury.

Synonyms: monocyte chemotactic and activating factor

Acronym: MCP-1

(12 Dec 1998)

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