The Cytokine Factsbook and Webfacts


  • Katherine Fitzgerald, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Luke O'Neill, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • Andy Gearing, Biocomm International, Melbourne, Australia
  • Robin Callard, Institute of Child Health, University of London, U.K.

Completely revised and expanded, this second edition of The Cytokine FactsBook is the most up-to-date reference manual available for all current well-characterized interleukins, cytokines, and their receptors. An additional 52 cytokines are included, doubling the number of entries from the previous edition. The key properties of each cytokine are described and presented in a very accessible format with diagrams for each of the receptors.The Cytokine FactsBook includes free online access to the regularly updated Cytokine Webfacts. Cytokine Webfacts is a web-based comprehensive compendium of facts about cytokines and their receptors that includes a variety of data representations, such as text, signal pathway diagrams and 3D images. This exciting resource is integrated into other databases via hypertext links to provide a unique network, and contains a web-enabled version of RasMol for viewing structures.
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Researchers in immunology, cancer biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, endocrinology, rheumatology, and biotechnology.


Book information

  • Published: September 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-155142-1


"This is a useful book that helps sort out the cacophony of shorthand appellations in this field. Investigators in the area will welcome this. Given the rapid addition of new members, this second edition is worthwhile." -Eugene A. Davidson for DOODY'S (2003)

Table of Contents

Preface.Abbreviations.Section I: The Introductory ChaptersIntroduction.Organization of the Data.The Cytokine Network.Cytokine Receptor Superfamilies.Section II: The Cytokines and Their ReceptorsInterleukins.Other Cytokines and Chemokines.Appendix I: Cytokine StandardsAppendix II: WWW Sites for DNA and Protein Databases.Appendix III: Internet Resources for Transgenic and Targeted Mutation Research.Index.