CCL27, also known as Cutaneous T cell-attracting chemokine (CTACK), ALP, ILC and ESkine, is a CC chemokine discovered using expressed sequence tags (EST) in a homology search for novel chemokines. Mature human and mouse CCL27 are 84% similar. Mouse CCL27 shares 37% and 35% amino acid identity with mouse MIP-3 beta and mouse TECK, respectively. CCL27 is predominantly expressed in the skin. The expression is up-regulated by proinflammatory cytokines.