Any of various soluble substances, released by sensitized lymphocytes on contact with specific antigens, that act by stimulating activity of monocytes and macrophages.
Any of various soluble proteins, as interferon, that are secreted by T cells interacting with an antigen and that help fight infection.
Any of various cytokines that are released by activated lymphocytes and regulate many aspects of the immune response.
Any of various cytokines released by T cells that have been activated by specific antigens. Lymphokines act as mediators in the immune response by activating macrophages and stimulating lymphocyte production. Interferon is a lymphokine.
Origin of lymphokine
- lympho– Greek kīnein to move kinin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition