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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.
Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Androgen deprivation strategies could help mitigate SARS-CoV-2 infection

Characterization of prognostic markers to predict COVID-19 severity

Characterization of prognostic markers to predict COVID-19 severity

Higher HMBGB1 levels associated with obesity, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease in younger black adults

Higher HMBGB1 levels associated with obesity, inflammation, and cardiovascular disease in younger black adults

Study confirms SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein promotes a hyper-inflammatory immune response

Study confirms SARS-CoV-2 spike glycoprotein promotes a hyper-inflammatory immune response

Lung tissue in fatal COVID-19 shows broad cell tropism and extensive damage

Lung tissue in fatal COVID-19 shows broad cell tropism and extensive damage

Study reveals how loss of protein arginine methyltransferase affects proper brain development

Study reveals how loss of protein arginine methyltransferase affects proper brain development

Bioinformatics analysis reveals genes and pathways shared in COVID-19 disease and comorbidities

Bioinformatics analysis reveals genes and pathways shared in COVID-19 disease and comorbidities

New biomarker can reliably predict aggressiveness of biliary tract cancer

New biomarker can reliably predict aggressiveness of biliary tract cancer

Circadian rhythm affects SARS-CoV-2 infection and host immune response

Circadian rhythm affects SARS-CoV-2 infection and host immune response

Study addresses the role of macrophage activation syndrome in COVID-19

Study addresses the role of macrophage activation syndrome in COVID-19

Cardiovascular disease in COVID-19

Cardiovascular disease in COVID-19

Interleukin-6 inhibitors appear to be a more effective treatment for COVID-19

Interleukin-6 inhibitors appear to be a more effective treatment for COVID-19

Study examines glucocorticoid tapering in rheumatoid arthritis

Study examines glucocorticoid tapering in rheumatoid arthritis

Type 1 interferon deficiency as a biomarker for detecting patients at risk of severe COVID-19

Type 1 interferon deficiency as a biomarker for detecting patients at risk of severe COVID-19

CBD may help reduce cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation in COVID-19

CBD may help reduce cytokine storm and excessive lung inflammation in COVID-19

Study identifies possible factors to predict severe toxicities in CAR T patients

Study identifies possible factors to predict severe toxicities in CAR T patients

Anti-inflammatory medication helps fight dangerous immune response in COVID-19 patients

Anti-inflammatory medication helps fight dangerous immune response in COVID-19 patients

Tobacco smoking and vaping nicotine may exacerbate COVID-19 inflammation

Tobacco smoking and vaping nicotine may exacerbate COVID-19 inflammation

Drug associated with lower mortality in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients

Drug associated with lower mortality in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs

First extensive review of COVID-19's effects on all affected organs outside the lungs