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any of various protein molecules secreted by cells of the immune system that serve to regulate the immune system

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Proinflammatory cytokines such as IL-1[beta] and TNF-[alpha] can disturb the balance of bone metabolism by inhibiting bone formation and increasing bone resorption, leading to a loss of bone stock.
To evaluate the effect of parthenolide on the proinflammatory cytokine and the downstream proteolytic ubiquitin proteasome system, we first measured the levels of IL-6 and TNF-[alpha].
IL-17 Stimulates the production and expression of proinflammatory cytokines, IL-[beta] and TNF-ct, by human macrophages.
Activated microglia start to produce large amounts of proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor a (TNF-[alpha]) and other proinflammatory genes, including cyclo-oxygenase and NADPH oxidase.
Although a greater production of pro-inflammatory cytokines at a wound site is beneficial because they will aid healing, 'greater systemic production of proinflammatory cytokines can represent a maladapative response'.
Proinflammatory cytokines (eg, TNF-[alpha], IL-6) released by HIV-infected immunocytes, or by the adipocytes themselves when exposed to these HIV-infected cells, may lead to increased apoptosis (programmed cell death).
THP-1 cells were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide for 4 to 24 h, and the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] (TNF-[alpha]) was assessed.
Local (from disc tissue) and peripheral proinflammatory cytokine production will be higher in patients with a herniated lumbar disc undergoing microdiscectomy when compared with patients undergoing lumbar surgery for other than disc herniation.
LPS is known to cause proinflammatory cytokine signaling in rodents followed by depressionlike behavior, peaking 24 hours after injection.
Taurine treatment could, however, result to a decrease in the elevated blood glucose and proinflammatory cytokine levels, diabetes-evoked oxidative stress, lipid profiles and NF[kappa]B translocation.
Studies of in vitro human immune cell response to Hg have demonstrated that inorganic Hg at physiologically relevant low exposures induces a proinflammatory cytokine response that was not accompanied by an induced anti-inflammatory cytokine response (Gardner et al.
RM-131 is a small-peptide analog of ghrelin, a hormone produced in the stomach that stimulates gastrointestinal activity, mitigates proinflammatory cytokine production, and is the only hormone known to stimulate appetite.
Silymarin, but again not silybin, prevented expression of inflammation associated proteins and transcriptional factors, as well as proinflammatory cytokine production.
The researchers found no differences between febrile and afebrile patients in serum levels of the proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 during labor or post partum, Dr.