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Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a protein that in humans is encoded by the "IL6" gene. IL-6 is an interleukin that acts as both a pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine. It is secreted by T cells and macrophages to stimulate immune response to trauma, especially burns or other tissue damage leading to inflammation.
Increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development

Increased inflammatory markers during pregnancy can lead to changes in fetal brain development

Exercise may not be equally effective in males and females, research shows

Exercise may not be equally effective in males and females, research shows

Natural coloring agent found in vegetables could suppress inflammation, study finds

Natural coloring agent found in vegetables could suppress inflammation, study finds

New, improved microcontact printing technology offers big hope for disease detection

New, improved microcontact printing technology offers big hope for disease detection

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Scientists create wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect three diabetes-related compounds

Study finds some insulin production in almost half of diabetes patients

Study finds some insulin production in almost half of diabetes patients

Researchers show effective oral treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers show effective oral treatment option for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Study finds that  immune factors have cardioproliferative effects

Study finds that  immune factors have cardioproliferative effects

Combined use of two existing drugs appears to slow cancer's tendency to spread, study shows

Combined use of two existing drugs appears to slow cancer's tendency to spread, study shows

Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows

Innate genetic advantage contributes to better outcomes in newborn infant girls than boys, research shows

Trial shows promising results for new medicine in treating severe asthma patients

Trial shows promising results for new medicine in treating severe asthma patients

Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma

Investigational biologic may reduce need for systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe asthma

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Researchers discover how the injured brain alerts immune system

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Study findings could pave way for better drugs to fight against parasitic infections

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

Scientists reveal how immune cells activate to kill parasitic worms

UC researchers find stem cell vaccine to enhance immune responses against tumors in animal models

UC researchers find stem cell vaccine to enhance immune responses against tumors in animal models

Study: Brain injury can increase impulsivity problems in rats

Study: Brain injury can increase impulsivity problems in rats

‘Geneva signature’ evaluates safety and immunogenicity of promising anti-Ebola virus vaccine

‘Geneva signature’ evaluates safety and immunogenicity of promising anti-Ebola virus vaccine

Researchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells

Researchers discover molecular compound that targets nucleus of allergen-sensitized cells

Air pollution may directly affect biology of upper airways to cause chronic sinus problems

Air pollution may directly affect biology of upper airways to cause chronic sinus problems