Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-3-beta (MIP-3β)

MIP-3β (macrophage inflammatory protein-3-beta ), also known as (Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 19 (CCL19) and EBI1 ligand chemokine (ELC) is a small cytokine belonging to the CC chemokine family. It is expressed at high levels in the lymph nodes, thymus and appendix, and elicits its effects on its target cells by binding to the chemokine receptor chemokine receptor CCR7. MIP-3β and plays a role not only in inflammatory and immunological responses but also in normal lymphocyte recirculation, migration and homing.