Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 20 (CCL20) or liver activation regulated chemokine (LARC) or Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-3 (MIP3A) is a small cytokine belonging to the CC chemokine family. It is strongly chemotactic for lymphocytes and weakly attracts neutrophils. CCL20 is implicated in the formation and function of mucosal lymphoid tissues via chemoattraction of lymphocytes and dendritic cells towards the epithelial cells surrounding these tissues. CCL20 elicits its effects on its target cells by binding and activating the chemokine receptor CCR6.
CCL20; chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 20; CKb4; LARC; ST38; MIP3A; MIP-3a; SCYA20; C-C motif chemokine 20; exodus-1; MIP-3-alpha; CC chemokine LARC; OTTHUMP00000164245; OTTHUMP00000204113; beta chemokine exodus-1; beta-chemokine exodus-1; small-inducible cytokine A20; macrophage inflammatory protein 3 alpha; liver and activation-regulated chemokine; small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys-Cys), member 20; MIP-3[a]; OTTMUSP00000017965; OTTMUSP00000017966; SCYA20, small inducible cytokine subfamily A (Cys Cys), member 20; exodus 1; MIP 3a; MIP-3ALPHA; maacrophage inflammatory protein 3alpha