Overview of Cytokines

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  • Describe the general properties of cytokines
  • Appreciate the role of cytokines in the development of immune cells and in innate and adaptive immune responses
  • List some diseases, syndromes, and immune deficiencies where cytokines play a major role
  • Understand how cytokine-related therapies are used in treating patients with cancer, transplants, autoimmune diseases, and allergies