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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.
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

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Synthetic peptide appears to disrupt inflammation and protect kidneys from nephritis

Study suggests potential new approach to treat atopic dermatitis

Study suggests potential new approach to treat atopic dermatitis

Proving the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine

Proving the efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine

Better regulation of the immune system may help manage preeclampsia

Better regulation of the immune system may help manage preeclampsia

Tobacco plants used as 'green bioreactors' to produce anti-inflammatory protein

Tobacco plants used as 'green bioreactors' to produce anti-inflammatory protein

New sepsis test could save thousands of lives

New sepsis test could save thousands of lives

Scientists demonstrate key role of salt in allergic immune reactions

Scientists demonstrate key role of salt in allergic immune reactions

New forms of older anti-cancer agent appear to enhance immune response to fight melanoma

New forms of older anti-cancer agent appear to enhance immune response to fight melanoma

Therapeutic endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of IBD

Therapeutic endoscopy has an expanding role in the treatment of IBD

Study identifies protein regulator that induces Th17 cells to cause multiple sclerosis

Study identifies protein regulator that induces Th17 cells to cause multiple sclerosis

New target appears to aid recovery after optic nerve trauma

New target appears to aid recovery after optic nerve trauma

Therapy derived from parasitic worms helps protect against one of chemotherapy's side effects

Therapy derived from parasitic worms helps protect against one of chemotherapy's side effects

Study reveals how whipworms cause destruction in the gut

Study reveals how whipworms cause destruction in the gut

Study: IL10 receptor critical to prevent uncontrolled infection and gut damage

Study: IL10 receptor critical to prevent uncontrolled infection and gut damage

Researchers use mouse models to explain the developmental process behind COPD

Researchers use mouse models to explain the developmental process behind COPD

Researchers uncover how the immune system protects from bowel cancer

Researchers uncover how the immune system protects from bowel cancer

Study shows how skin cancer hijacks the immune system to grow and spread

Study shows how skin cancer hijacks the immune system to grow and spread

Low-calorie diet prevents asthma symptoms in mice, study finds

Low-calorie diet prevents asthma symptoms in mice, study finds