Alternative Name(s): Interleukin 8, CXCL8, Neutrophil-Activating Peptide 1, GCP-1


Test Description

Interleukin 8 (IL8) is a member of the CXC chemokine family, classified as a neutrophil chemoattractant with inflammatory activity, and is one of the more important angiogenic peptides. IL-8 has 2 receptors, CXCR1 and CXCR2, which are expressed on many normal cells such as neutrophils, basophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, keratinocytes, and endothelial cells.