IL6R

AcronymDefinition
IL6RInterleukin 6 Receptor
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A separate analysis pooling the results of 40 studies involving 133,449 participants showed that the IL6R variant and tocilizumab had similar effects.
The study, which appeared online today in The Lancet, was performed by the IL6R Mendelian Randomisation Analysis Consortium, an international research team led by Dr.
A companion study in the same issue of The Lancet, by the IL6R Genetics Consortium and Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration, found that a genetic variant in the IL6R gene, which carries the code for the IL6R protein, dials down inflammation and thus lowers the risk of heart disease.
The study in which Keating participated focused on SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) single-base changes in the IL6R gene that codes for the IL6R protein.
By inhibiting the action of IL6R, this drug reduces the painful inflammation common in rheumatoid arthritis.