Skip to Content


Pronunciation: sik-lo-fil'inz

Definition: Intracellular proteins associated with heat shock proteins and other molecules (glucocorticoid receptor). Ciclophilins mediate immunosuppressive actions of antirejection drugs (ciclosporin and FK-506).

[ciclosporin + G. philia, affinity, attaction, + -in]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.