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CytReD: A database collecting human cytokinome information

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Author(s): Marco Miele | Ankush Sharma | Francesca Capone | Raffaele Raucci | Eliana Guerriero | Giovanni Colonna2 | Giuseppe Castello | Michele Di Stasio | Susan Costantini

Journal: Bioinformation
ISSN 0973-2063

Volume: 6;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 207;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The cytokines/related receptors system represents a complex regulatory network that is involved in those chronic inflammatory processes which lead to many diseases as cancers. We developed a Cytokine Receptor Database (CytReD) to collect information on cytokine receptors related to their biological activity, gene data, protein structures and diseases in which these and their ligands are implicated. This large set of information may be used by researchers as well as by physicians or clinicians to identify which cytokines, reported in the literature, are important in a given disease and, therefore, useful for purposes of diagnosis or prognostic.
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