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The unbalanced production of IL-1beta and its natural, specific inhibitor, the secreted IL-1R antagonist (sIL-1Ra), plays an important role in chronic/sterile inflammation. Relevant to this condition(More)
Imbalance between pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-1 (IL-1) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and their respective inhibitors is likely to be involved in the pathogenesis of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether direct cell-cell contact with stimulated T lymphocytes (a) differentially modulates the production of interstitial collagenase (matrix metalloproteinase 1 [MMP-1]) and(More)