C-C motif chemokine 8


C-C motif chemokine 8
  • HC14
  • MCP-2
  • MCP2
  • Monocyte chemoattractant protein 2
  • Monocyte chemotactic protein 2
  • SCYA10
  • SCYA8
  • Small-inducible cytokine A8
Gene Name
Amino acid sequence
>lcl|BSEQ0005749|C-C motif chemokine 8
Number of residues
Molecular Weight
Theoretical pI
GO Classification
CCR chemokine receptor binding / chemokine activity / heparin binding / phospholipase activator activity / protein kinase activity
calcium ion transport / cell-cell signaling / cellular calcium ion homeostasis / cellular response to interferon-gamma / cellular response to interleukin-1 / cellular response to tumor necrosis factor / chemokine-mediated signaling pathway / chemotaxis / eosinophil chemotaxis / exocytosis / G-protein coupled receptor signaling pathway / inflammatory response / lymphocyte chemotaxis / monocyte chemotaxis / negative regulation of leukocyte proliferation / neutrophil chemotaxis / positive regulation of ERK1 and ERK2 cascade / positive regulation of GTPase activity / positive regulation of leukocyte migration / protein phosphorylation / response to virus / signal transduction
cell / extracellular space
General Function
Protein kinase activity
Specific Function
Chemotactic factor that attracts monocytes, lymphocytes, basophils and eosinophils. May play a role in neoplasia and inflammatory host responses. This protein can bind heparin. The processed form MCP-2(6-76) does not show monocyte chemotactic activity, but inhibits the chemotactic effect most predominantly of CCL7, and also of CCL2 and CCL5 and CCL8.
Pfam Domain Function
Transmembrane Regions
Not Available
Cellular Location
Gene sequence
>lcl|BSEQ0020638|C-C motif chemokine 8 (CCL8)
Chromosome Location
External Identifiers
UniProtKB IDP80075
UniProtKB Entry NameCCL8_HUMAN
GenBank Gene IDY10802
GenAtlas IDCCL8
General References
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  2. Van Coillie E, Froyen G, Nomiyama H, Miura R, Fiten P, Van Aelst I, Van Damme J, Opdenakker G: Human monocyte chemotactic protein-2: cDNA cloning and regulated expression of mRNA in mesenchymal cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997 Feb 24;231(3):726-30. [Article]
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  5. Van Damme J, Proost P, Lenaerts JP, Opdenakker G: Structural and functional identification of two human, tumor-derived monocyte chemotactic proteins (MCP-2 and MCP-3) belonging to the chemokine family. J Exp Med. 1992 Jul 1;176(1):59-65. [Article]
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Drug Relations

Drug Relations
DrugBank IDNameDrug groupPharmacological action?ActionsDetails
DB03088Pidolic acidapproved, investigationalunknownDetails