Official Full Name
chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 2
Chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 2 (CXCL2) is a small cytokine belonging to the CXC chemokine family that is also called macrophage inflammatory protein 2-alpha (MIP2-alpha), Growth-regulated protein beta (Gro-beta) and Gro oncogene-2 (Gro-2). CXCL2 is 90% identical in amino acid sequence as a related chemokine, CXCL1. This chemokine is secreted by monocytes and macrophages and is chemotactic for polymorphonuclear leukocytes and hematopoietic stem cells. The gene for CXCL2 is located on human chromosome 4 in a cluster of other CXC chemokines. CXCL2 mobilizes cells by interacting with a cell surface chemokine receptor called CXCR2.
GROb; Gro2; Mip2; Scyb; MIP-2; Scyb2; MIP-2a; Mgsa-b; CINC-2a; Cxcl2; chemokine (C-X-C motif) ligand 2; GRO2, GRO2 oncogene; C-X-C motif chemokine 2; CINC 2a; MGSA b; MIP 2a; gro-beta; MGSA beta; MIP2-alpha; GRO2 oncogene; growth-regulated protein beta; macrophage inflammatory protein 2-alpha; melanoma growth stimulatory activity beta; MIP2A