Chemokines and lymphocyte biology

Curr Opin Immunol. 1996 Jun;8(3):343-7. doi: 10.1016/s0952-7915(96)80123-3.


The past few years have seen significant growth in the number of known chemokines. Along with expansion in this field has come an appreciation of a role for chemokines beyond the chemotaxis of leukocytes. In particular, it appears that these molecules may represent major products of activated lymphocytes and that, in addition to chemotaxis, some of them may also regulate the growth, activation, and differentiation of lymphocytes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chemokines / immunology*
  • Chemokines / metabolism
  • Chemokines / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Lymphocytes / drug effects*
  • Lymphocytes / immunology*


  • Chemokines