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Chemokines Updates

Murat Şentürk

Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University

Prof. Dr. Murat Senturk has more than 120 international articles within the scope of Web of Science (WoS). According to WoS, his scientific studies have been cited over 2800 times and his H-index is over 30.


Tumour Necrosis Factor Interleukin Interferon Chemotaxis Chemokines Multifunctional Mediators Tumor-Promoting Tumor Treatment Influenza Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) COVID-19

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Chemokines (CKs) are a large group of chemotactic cytokines that control cell location, migration, and interactions between different tissues. They are mostly known for their ability to stimulate the migration of cells, especially leukocytes. CKs play a central role in the homeostasis and development of the immune system. At the same time, CKs have important roles in all destructive or protective immune and inflammatory responses.
CKs have crucial roles in various viral infections such as influenza, hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), viral meningitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and SARS-CoV-2.
CKs mediate the directing of the transport of leukocyte cells into the tumor microenvironment to generate the host response against cancer. CKs can directly modulate tumor tissue expansion by inducing the proliferation of cancerous cells and inhibiting their apoptosis. They can also indirectly modulate the growth of tumor tissue through the effects of CKs on tumor stromal cells, by inducing the release of growth and angiogenic factors of cells that make up the tumor microenvironment.

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Murat Şentürk

Ağrı İbrahim Çeçen University

Dr. Murat Şentürk obtained a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry in 2002, a master’s degree in Biochemistry in 2006, and a doctorate degree in Biochemistry in 2009 from Atatürk University, Turkey. Dr. Şentürk currently works as an professor of Biochemistry in the Department of Basic Pharmacy Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ağri Ibrahim Cecen University, Turkey. Dr. Şentürk published over 120 scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters and presented several conferences to scientists. His research interests span enzyme inhibitor or activator, protein expression, purification and characterization, drug design and synthesis, toxicology, and pharmacology. His research work has focused on neurodegenerative diseases and cancer treatment. Dr. Şentürk serves as the editorial board member of several international journals.

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