Masataka Egawa

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IL-6 is an autocrine growth factor for U266 myeloma cells and their growth is inhibited by IFN-alpha or IL-6 mAb. We asked, therefore, whether IFN-alpha-induced growth inhibition involved IL-6. IFN-alpha and mAb against IL-6, the IL-6R alpha-(gp80) or beta-chain (gp130) potently inhibited U266 cells. Remarkably, this effect occurred despite(More)
We investigated the biochemical properties of the 80 kDa binding subunit (gp80) of the human interleukin 6 receptor (IL-6R) in the genetic environment of the amphibian Xenopus laevis. In vitro transcribed mRNA encoding full length human gp80 was microinjected into Xenopus laevis stage VI oocytes. Protein expression was monitored by iodinated IL-6 and human(More)
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