|chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 27|
|Alt. symbols||SCYA27, ALP, ILC, CTACK, skinkine, ESkine, PESKY, CTAK|
|Locus||Chr. 9 q13|
Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 27 (CCL27) is a small cytokine belonging to the CC chemokine family also known under the names IL-11 R-alpha-locus chemokine (ILC), Skinkine, ESkine and Cutaneous T-cell-attracting chemokine (CTACK). It is associated with homing of memory T lymphocytes to the skin, and plays a role in T cell-mediated inflammation of the skin. CCL27 is expressed in numerous tissues, including gonads, thymus, placenta and skin. It elicits its chemotactic effects by binding to the chemokine receptor CCR10. The gene for CCL27 is located on human chromosome 9.
- Morales et al. CTACK, a skin-associated chemokine that preferentially attracts skin-homing memory T cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 96:14470-14475, 1999.
- Homey et al. CCL27-CCR10 interactions regulate T cell-mediated skin inflammation. Nature Med. 8: 157-165, 2002.
- Homey et al. The orphan chemokine receptor G protein-coupled receptor-2 (GPR-2, CCR10) binds the skin-associated chemokine CCL27 (CTACK/ALP/ILC). J. Immunol. 164:3465-3470, 2000.
- Ishikawa-Mochizuki et al. Molecular cloning of a novel CC chemokine, interleukin-11 receptor alpha-locus chemokine (ILC), which is located on chromosome 9p13 and a potential homologue of a CC chemokine encoded by molluscum contagiosum virus. FEBS Lett. 460:544-548, 1999.
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