monocyte chemotactic and activating factor


monocyte chemotactic and activating factor
(= MCAF; JE; monocyte chemoattractant protein-1; MCP-1)
Cytokine of the C-C subfamily, co-induced with interleukin-8 on stimulation of endothelial cells, fibroblasts or monocytes, that activates and is chemotactic for monocytes. A chemokine.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.