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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.
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

Concentration of lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine not sufficient to fight novel coronavirus

Concentration of lopinavir and hydroxychloroquine not sufficient to fight novel coronavirus

New method helps pinpoint new potential therapeutic targets for lupus

New method helps pinpoint new potential therapeutic targets for lupus

Blocking tumor-promoting protein could bolster immunotherapy's effectiveness, study suggests

Blocking tumor-promoting protein could bolster immunotherapy's effectiveness, study suggests

Lung physiology and immune function could spare children from severe COVID-19

Lung physiology and immune function could spare children from severe COVID-19

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

Gene expression networks flag potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2

Gene expression networks flag potential therapeutic targets for SARS-CoV-2

Inflammatory changes in tumors can cause drug resistance in cancer blood vessels

Inflammatory changes in tumors can cause drug resistance in cancer blood vessels

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

Oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 – the connection

Oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 – the connection

Pediatric patients more resilient against COVID-19 compared to adults

Pediatric patients more resilient against COVID-19 compared to adults

Study identifies new allergy pathway

Study identifies new allergy pathway

Research team profiles the body's immune response to COVID-19

Research team profiles the body's immune response to COVID-19

Protein profile in serum reflects COVID-19 severity

Protein profile in serum reflects COVID-19 severity

UTHealth tests arthritis drug's effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

UTHealth tests arthritis drug's effect on COVID-19-induced cytokine storm

Dust mite allergens activate well-known inflammatory factor to trigger allergies

Dust mite allergens activate well-known inflammatory factor to trigger allergies

Repurposing immunosuppressants to manage COVID-19

Repurposing immunosuppressants to manage COVID-19

Exposure to certain e-cig cartridges may cause fatal lung damage

Exposure to certain e-cig cartridges may cause fatal lung damage

Study shows how combining two drugs may be an effective treatment for HLH

Study shows how combining two drugs may be an effective treatment for HLH