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MIP-3 alpha/CCL20 is a small cytokine of the CC chemokine family. It acts as a chemotactic factor that attracts lymphocytes and, slightly, neutrophils, but not monocytes. It 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. It is expressed constitutively by keratinocytes in epidermal layers of the skin, intestinal mucosa, epithelial crypts of tonsils, and the epithelium of Payer"e;s patches in the intestine. CCL20 triggers an adaptive immune response primarily by attracting immature dendritic cells expressing CCR6 on their surfaces to the site of inflammation, and allows the dendritic cell to take up a foreign antigen and to mature. After binding, CCR6 expression is down-regulated, causing the dendritic cell to migrate to the lymph nodes, where it binds via CCR7 and presents the antigen to CD8 T cells. Thus it forms a bridge between innate and adaptive immune response. CCL20 plays immense role in various cancer entities, such as leukaemia, lymphoma, melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, prostate cancer, colorectal adenocarcinoma and lung and oral squamous cell carcinoma. CCL20, along with its corresponding receptor CCR6, is significantly up-regulated in patients with pancreatic cancer. But inhibition of CCR6 signaling or neutralization of CCL20 or inhibition of its production and activity may be useful in preventing further progression of the disease and may be a future basic treatment strategy in the management of pancreatic cancer.
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