The immune system depends on cytokine signaling to keep the human body healthy. Cytokine signaling is an important part of the human body regulation. Most cytokines are cell-secreted proteins from glial cells in the nervous system and are necessary for intracellular signaling. Most cytokines are local regulators that alert and activate lymphocytes. Some cytokine-signaling pathways involve hormones such as growth hormones and leptin, the hormone that controls fat storage.
Cytokines represent a diverse group of molecules that transmit intercellular signals. These signals may either be autocrine or paracrine. Both these situations can occur simultaneously.
Related Journals of Cytokine signaling
Journal of Cytokine biology, Journal of immunobiology, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Immunome Research, Journal of Immunooncology, Journal of Molecular Immunology, Cytokines and Molecular Therapy, Growth Factors and Cytokines in Health and Disease, International Journal of Interferon, Cytokine and Mediator Research, Cytokines, Cellular and Molecular Therapy.