Twenty five years of Cytokine: on a forward path to exciting discoveries of pathological mechanisms and therapeutics
Cytokines, chemokines, adipokines, myokines, and other hematopoietic growth factors constitute the largest network of intercellular signaling proteins that shape organismal development, survival, tissue repair and host defenses. Cytokine has been established for reporting the original research studies in these burgeoning areas. A special issue dedicated to celebrate the quarter century of Cytokine as a journal is here. This review summarizes the contents of several articles published in this special issue.