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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.
Are women more likely to develop long COVID?

Are women more likely to develop long COVID?

Natural products show promise against COVID-19 via iron chelation

Natural products show promise against COVID-19 via iron chelation

High baseline levels of inflammatory cytokines linked to thrombotic events in patients with COVID-19

High baseline levels of inflammatory cytokines linked to thrombotic events in patients with COVID-19

Metformin potently inhibits SARS-CoV-2-induced cytokine release in monocytes

Metformin potently inhibits SARS-CoV-2-induced cytokine release in monocytes

Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients

Hydroxychloroquine + Azithromycin therapy at a higher dose improved survival by nearly 200% in ventilated COVID patients

Can depression increase the likelihood of rapid kidney function decline?

Can depression increase the likelihood of rapid kidney function decline?

Inflammatory brain injury higher in men with acute COVID-19, finds study

Inflammatory brain injury higher in men with acute COVID-19, finds study

Study links barotrauma to COVID-19 in younger patients

Study links barotrauma to COVID-19 in younger patients

The potential therapeutic value of CDK6 inhibitors in critical COVID-19

The potential therapeutic value of CDK6 inhibitors in critical COVID-19

Facets of SARS-CoV-2 infection and animal models

Facets of SARS-CoV-2 infection and animal models

Research provides new insight into anesthesia-associated tau spreading in the brain

Research provides new insight into anesthesia-associated tau spreading in the brain

Case study describes consequences of undetected SARS-CoV-2 infection during mRNA vaccination

Case study describes consequences of undetected SARS-CoV-2 infection during mRNA vaccination

Mental health may influence a person's recovery after heart attack

Mental health may influence a person's recovery after heart attack

Monocytes promote viral control during SARS-COV-2 infection

Monocytes promote viral control during SARS-COV-2 infection

Study uncovers protein 'signature' of severe COVID-19

Study uncovers protein 'signature' of severe COVID-19

"COVID-19 diarrhea" depends on inflammatory response that is part of the disease

"COVID-19 diarrhea" depends on inflammatory response that is part of the disease

Host protein mimicry of SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding motif

Host protein mimicry of SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding motif

SARS-CoV-2 clade linked to disease severity in the early phase of the pandemic

SARS-CoV-2 clade linked to disease severity in the early phase of the pandemic

Celastrol shows potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity

Celastrol shows potential anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity

SARS-CoV-2 does not directly infect the brain but can inflict neurological damage

SARS-CoV-2 does not directly infect the brain but can inflict neurological damage