name: cytokine production
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def: "The appearance of a cytokine due to biosynthesis or secretion following a cellular stimulus, resulting in an increase in its intracellular or extracellular levels." [GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149]
comment: Note that this term is intended for use when a gene product is seen to cause apparent increases in intracellular or extracellular cytokine levels, without specific regard as to whether the increase is due to increased biosynthesis, increased secretion of preexisting cytokine molecules, or increased conversion from precursor molecules.
synonym: "interferon production" NARROW [GOC:add, GOC:mah]
synonym: "interleukin production" NARROW [GOC:add, GOC:mah, http://wiki.geneontology.org/index.php/Why_isn%27t_interleukin_in_GO%3F]
is_a: GO:0010467 ! gene expression
is_a: GO:0032501 ! multicellular organismal process
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