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Cytokines are a type of protein involved in cell signals. The word derives from two Greek words, the word for 'cell' which is kyttaro (κύτταρο) and the word for movement which is kinisi (κίνηση). Kinisi gives us the English word 'kinetic'.
I have studied both Latin and Attic (Ancient Greek) and I have absolutely no doubt that the pronunciation given is correct in English. You definitely do NOT pronounce '-kines' to rhyme with 'signs'.