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Regulated upon activation, normal T-cell expressed, and presumably secreted or RANTES is an 8kDa protein classified as a chemotactic cytokine or chemokine. It has recently been renamed CCL5. A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ... Chemotaxis is the phenomenon in which bodily cells, bacteria, and other single-cell or multicellular organisms direct their movements according to certain chemicals in their environment. ... Cytokines are small protein molecules that regulate communication among immune system cells and between immune cells and those of other tissue types. ... Chemokines are a class of chemotactic cytokines, or small secreted protein signals. ...


RANTES is chemotactic for T cells, eosinophils and basophils and plays an active role in recruiting leukocytes into inflammatory sites. It also induces the proliferation and activation of killer cells known as CHAK (CC-Chemokine-activated killer), which are similar to cells activated by interleukin 2. It is also a HIV-suppresive factor released from CD8+ T cells. T cells are a subset of lymphocytes that play a large role in the immune response. ... Eosinophils are white blood cells that are responsible for combating infection by parasites in the body. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Biology stubs | Blood and immune system cells ... White Blood Cells is also the name of a White Stripes album. ... Human immunodeficiency virus (commonly known as HIV, and formerly known as HTLV-III and lymphadenopathy-associated virus) is a retrovirus that primarily infects vital components of the human immune system such as CD4+ T cells, macrophages and dendritic cells. ... A cytotoxic (or TC) T cell is a T cell (a type of white blood cell) which has on its surface antigen receptors that can bind to fragments of antigens displayed by the Class I MHC molecules of virus (or other intracellular pathogen) infected somatic cells and tumor cells. ...


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