All You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

All You Need to Know about the COVID-19 Cytokine Storm

Post Views: 318 COVID-19 is a swiftly spreading global threat declared a pandemic by the WHO. Coronavirus is transmitted via droplets or unmediated contact. It infects the respiratory tract resulting in pneumonia in most situations and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in around 20 % of cases. Fatality in COVID-19 patients has been linked to…

Range of Cytokines and Chemokines and its Clinical Significance

Range of Cytokines and Chemokines and its Clinical Significance

Post Views: 775 Cytokines and chemokines are referred to as immune-modulating agents that intercede and amend the responses of the system. The term “cytokine” is generated by two different Greek words: “cyto” meaning cell and “kinos” meaning movement. On the other hand, “chemokines” is a family unit of small cytokines, secreted by cells. Cytokines play…