Published in Blood Weekly, July 29th, 2004
According to published research from the United States, "Human fractalkine (CX3CL1), a delta-chemokine, is implicated in the mediation of multiple cell functions.
"In addition to serving as a chemotactic factor for mononuclear cell subtypes, membrane-bound fractalkine may promote viral infection by interacting with virions that encode putative fractalkine-binding proteins. Fractalkine expression in normal epithelial tissues studied to date is either constitutive or is upregulated with inflammation."
"In salivary glands, the expression of fractalkine is unknown....
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