IL-8: 53 Ways to Naturally And Artificially Lower This Chemokine

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.

Read More