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any of several lymphokines that promote macrophages and killer T cells and B cells and other components of the immune system

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Statistically significant moderate positive association between SAA-LDL and IL-6 in smokers shows that changes in one are associated with changes in other and vice versa.
Low dose warfarin down regulated the production of IL-6 and thus the synthesis of COX-2.
Conclusion: In mild periodontitis with or without heart disease, males relatively exhibited increased serum IL-6 but in case of severe periodontitis, females displayed higher IL-6.
The researchers found that caregivers' average IL-6 concentrations in blood increased at four times the rate observed in noncaregivers.
IL-1, IL-6, and PDGF mRNA expression in alveolar cells following stimulation with tobacco-derived antigen.
In addition, differential cell counts were performed on BAL cells and BAL fluid was analyzed for lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), total protein, eosinophil peroxidase (EPO), IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IFN-[Gamma], and TNF-[Alpha].
Fat cells also produce IL-6, and Fried's test-tube data show that abdominal fat cells from obese people make more of it than do abdominal fat cells from lean individuals.
We've shown that these three factors are interrelated, but we can't say for sure that increases in IL-6 concentration precede cold symptoms.
IL-6 is a cytokine that plays important roles in host defense, acute phase reactions, immune response and hematopoiesis (production of all types of blood cells).
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Treatment with Ceplene and IL-2 also resulted in a decrease in the production of IL-6, a pro-inflammatory cytokine associated with the down-regulation of T cells and NK cells.
These include Traps for IL-1, IL-4, and IL-6, a single dual Trap which blocks both IL-4 and IL-13, as well as a Trap for vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF Trap).