Monocyte chemoattractant protein 2; 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; Belongs to the intercrine beta (chemokine CC) family.
Synonyms: CCL8, CCL8p, hCCL8, CCL8-001, H0UIC7 ...