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Material and Methods: Serum IL-6 and COX-2 levels were determined by ELISA.
Results: Higher levels of circulatory IL-6 were found in both genders with advance state of chronic periodontitis.
Exercise and IL-6 infusion inhibit endotoxin-induced TNF-alpha production in humans.
In the fever stage, the concentration of serum IL-6 in patients with HFRS was higher than that in control group (p < 0.
5) IL-17 has been shown to stimulate epithelial, endothelial and fibroblastic cells to produce IL-6, IL-8 and PGE2.
To discern the IL-6 trends, the researchers obtained at least two blood samples annually from 119 caregivers and from 106 people with healthy spouses or who were widowed, separated, divorced, or never married.
Proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 is closely linked with pathology in a wide range of diseases and conditions that have an inflammatory basis.
Clotted blood samples were centrifuged at 15208 for 10 min, then separated and frozen at -70 [degrees]C until IL-6 concentrations were measured in duplicate by a highly sensitive ELISA (Quantakine HS; R & D systems, Minneapolis, MN).
The cytokine IL-6 has also been implicated in blocking insulin action.
We have recently demonstrated that short-term dietary restriction mitigates ozone-induced pulmonary inflammation in rats, and this is associated with lower levels of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 in bronchial alveolar lavage (BAL) fluid (6).