Cytokine receptor. Definition

Medical Definition: cytokine receptor

Cell membrane molecule able to bind specifically a particular cytokine. Cytokine receptors usually have an extracellular domain, which is the region that binds the cytokine, a transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic domain, which is associated with enzyme activity. The binding of the cytokine to the extracellular domain that involves a change in cytoplasmic enzyme activity, which causes an effect on the cell, which is what is concrete action by the cytokine.

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