Cytokine vs Oncostatin - What's the difference?

cytokine | oncostatin |


As nouns the difference between cytokine and oncostatin

is that cytokine is (protein|immunology) any of various small regulatory proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system while oncostatin is (medicine) any of a group of pleitropic cytokines.

cytokine

Noun

(en noun)
  • (protein, immunology) Any of various small regulatory proteins that regulate the cells of the immune system.
  • oncostatin

    English

    Noun

    (Oncostatin M) (en noun)
  • (medicine) Any of a group of pleitropic cytokines