An Alternative Strategy for Fighting SARS-CoV-2 Infection

An Alternative Strategy for Fighting SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Post Views: 67 The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)-caused coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) has been more than an infectious disease outbreak. It not only put an unprecedented burden on healthcare institutions, the global economy, and society, but it also pushed the global research community to explore novel treatment possibilities like never before.  While multiple…

What Are Different Types of Interleukin and Their Functions?

What Are Different Types of Interleukin and Their Functions?

Post Views: 969 Introduction to Interleukin Interleukin is a sort of cytokine, which plays a critical role in immunological homeostasis and classification; it was discovered initially from leukocytes. Interleukins (IL) are cytokines that were first expressed by leukocytes alone but later produced by several different parts of body cells. Many cells currently generate it, including…

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

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

Post Views: 945 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: 1,115 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…