An immunocyte is a leukocyte (white blood cell) that is capable of producing antibodies or reacting in cell-mediated immunity reactions in order to protect the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. Leukocytes are found throughout the body, including the blood and lymphatic system.
Cytokines is a term used to describe any of a number of substances that are secreted by specific cells of the immune system that carry signals locally between cells, thus affecting other cells. They can be considered proteins, peptides or glycoproteins.
Principal investigators for immunocyte and cytokine biology research include Yousef Al-Abed; Lionel Blanc; Ona E. Bloom; Vincent Bonagura; Nadeen Chahine; Nicholas Chiorazzi; Anne Davidson; Clifford S. Deutschman; Betty Diamond; Richard Alan Furie; Peter K. Gregersen; Shu Fang Liu; Christine Metz; Edmund Miller; Valentin A. Pavlov; Thomas L. Rothstein; Barbara Sherry; Pravin C. Singhal; Bettie M. Steinberg; Marc Symons; Kevin J. Tracey; Andrea Vambutas; Ping Wang and Haichao Wang.