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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.
Immunosuppressant shows promise in addressing COVID-19 symptoms for patients with blood cancers

Immunosuppressant shows promise in addressing COVID-19 symptoms for patients with blood cancers

Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19

Researchers say that NSAIDs, JAK inhibitors and TNF blockers are safe to use in COVID-19

New study helps identify drugs that are safe for treating COVID-19

New study helps identify drugs that are safe for treating COVID-19

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

COVID-19 and its effects on the cardiovascular system

UC Davis launches two clinical trials to evaluate treatments for COVID-19

UC Davis launches two clinical trials to evaluate treatments for COVID-19

Simple blood test measures the body's immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis

Simple blood test measures the body's immune response to improve ovarian cancer diagnosis

Research explains why immunotherapy fails against prostate cancer bone metastases

Research explains why immunotherapy fails against prostate cancer bone metastases

Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

Methotrexate appears to facilitate bone remodeling in patients with osteoarthritis

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are not effective at reducing systemic inflammation

Factor responsible for formation of white blood cells has regulatory effect on adaptive immunity

Factor responsible for formation of white blood cells has regulatory effect on adaptive immunity

Study: MIB2 improves inflammation by degrading CYLD enzyme

Study: MIB2 improves inflammation by degrading CYLD enzyme

Novel microfluidics device could save lives by accelerating sepsis diagnosis

Novel microfluidics device could save lives by accelerating sepsis diagnosis

Novel sensor could accelerate diagnosis of sepsis

Novel sensor could accelerate diagnosis of sepsis

Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people

Fungal infection study identifies specific genetic vulnerability among Hmong people

Novel biomarker-guided approach has potential for treatment of common liver cancer

Novel biomarker-guided approach has potential for treatment of common liver cancer

Using popular anticonvulsant drug to thwart inflammation

Using popular anticonvulsant drug to thwart inflammation

Sofrito cooking technique releases healthy nutrients

Sofrito cooking technique releases healthy nutrients

Obesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosis

Obesity linked with greater symptomatic severity of multiple sclerosis

HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis

HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis

Pitt study sheds light on how immune cells help tumors to escape body's defenses

Pitt study sheds light on how immune cells help tumors to escape body's defenses