In this post, we will discuss therapeutic and off-label effects of Cyproheptadine (Periactin), as well as side effects and mechanisms of this drug.Read More
Interleukin 8 (IL8 or CXCL8) is a chemokine produced by macrophages and other cell types such as epithelial cells, airway smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells.
IL-8, also known as neutrophil chemotactic factor, has two primary functions:
It induces chemotaxis in target cells, primarily neutrophils but also other granulocytes, causing them to migrate toward the site of infection.
It also induces phagocytosis once they have arrived.