Pro-inflammatory cytokine causes systemic inflammation. Due to their pro-inflammatory action they make the disease worse by producing fever, inflammation and tissue destruction. The net effect of an inflammatory response is determined by the balance between pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines.
Cytokines are regulators of host response to infection, immune response, inflammation, and trauma. Some cytokines act to make disease worse (proinflammatory), whereas others serve to reduce inflammation and promote healing (anti inflammation).
Related Journals of Pro-inflammatory cytokine
Journal of Cytokine biology, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Journal of Cytokine Biology, Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pathology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry, Current Opinion in Anti-inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Investigational Drugs, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Monitor.