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Cytokine Science

Cytokines are protein "messenger molecules" that cells use to communicate with one another. Evolving knowledge of the role of cytokines in acute and chronic disease is helping scientists better understand and treat these conditions. To learn more about cytokines, explore the resources below, which may be shared for educational purposes.

Cytokines in Action

Cytokines in Action

A review of the function and action of cytokines

The Role of JAK Pathways

The Role of JAK Pathways

A brief overview of the JAK pathway, which enables the transmission of some signaling proteins

Hypersensitivity in Review

Hypersensitivity in Review

A look at the four types of immune hypersensitivity and the role of cellular processes in innate and adaptive immunity


Tizard IR. Veterinary Immunology, An Introduction. 8th ed. St. Louis, MO. Saunders Elsevier; 2009.

Abbas AK, Lichtman AH, Pillai S. Cellular and Molecular Immunology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA. Saunders Elsevier; 2010.


PowerPoint® decks for educational purposes

JAK Pathway and Cellular Components

Ligand – Receptor – JAK Function

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