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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.
Study suggests BA.5 evolved to induce enhanced inflammation when compared to prior Omicron subvariants

Study suggests BA.5 evolved to induce enhanced inflammation when compared to prior Omicron subvariants

The safety and preliminary efficacy of OP-101 in patients with severe COVID-19

The safety and preliminary efficacy of OP-101 in patients with severe COVID-19

Exposure to air pollutants released during wildfires has ill effects among children

Exposure to air pollutants released during wildfires has ill effects among children

Disease progression in the rhesus macaque model upon inoculation with the Delta, Omicron BA.1, and Omicron BA.2 variants

Disease progression in the rhesus macaque model upon inoculation with the Delta, Omicron BA.1, and Omicron BA.2 variants

UK study finds an increase in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes up to 12 months after COVID-19

UK study finds an increase in cardiovascular diseases and diabetes up to 12 months after COVID-19

What is the association between natural killer cell dysfunction and COVID-19 disease severity?

What is the association between natural killer cell dysfunction and COVID-19 disease severity?

Analyzing whether SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid and spike proteins stimulate dendritic or γδ T cells

Analyzing whether SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid and spike proteins stimulate dendritic or γδ T cells

Breastfeeding provides an immune boost that helps infants to fight off infectious diseases

Breastfeeding provides an immune boost that helps infants to fight off infectious diseases

Human milk immune activity may both lower and increase infants’ infectious disease risk

Human milk immune activity may both lower and increase infants’ infectious disease risk

What role does human microbiota play in COVID-19 severity?

What role does human microbiota play in COVID-19 severity?

Exploring flavonols in the inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 replication

Exploring flavonols in the inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 replication

Casirivimab/imdevimab improve outcomes in early COVID-19

Casirivimab/imdevimab improve outcomes in early COVID-19

Mild COVID causes increase in neurotoxic metabolites

Mild COVID causes increase in neurotoxic metabolites

The potential mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 to induce DNA damage

The potential mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 to induce DNA damage

Evaluating serum levels of S100A9 as an inflammatory marker of unfavorable outcomes in patients with COVID-19

Evaluating serum levels of S100A9 as an inflammatory marker of unfavorable outcomes in patients with COVID-19

Direct infection and replication of influenza virus in cardiomyocytes is a primary determinant of cardiac pathology associated with severe influenza

Direct infection and replication of influenza virus in cardiomyocytes is a primary determinant of cardiac pathology associated with severe influenza

Study identifies interleukin-6 as a potential target in refining cancer therapies

Study identifies interleukin-6 as a potential target in refining cancer therapies

Targeting interleukin-6 could help reduce immune-related adverse events from immunotherapy

Targeting interleukin-6 could help reduce immune-related adverse events from immunotherapy

Effects of diet on COVID-19 outcomes

Effects of diet on COVID-19 outcomes

Study assesses the efficacy and safety of lithium treatment in patients infected with severe SARS-CoV-2

Study assesses the efficacy and safety of lithium treatment in patients infected with severe SARS-CoV-2