Patrizia Costa

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Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is overproduced in the joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and, based on its multiple stimulatory effects on cells of the immune system and on vascular endothelia, osteoclasts, and synovial fibroblasts, is believed to participate in the development and clinical manifestations of this disease. In this study we have analysed(More)
Systemic and localized inflammation elicit a number of host responses which include fever, cachexia, hypoglycemia, and major changes in the concentration of liver plasma proteins. Interlenkin 6 (IL-6) is considered an important mediator of the inflammatory response, together with IL-1 and tumor necrosis factor c~ (TNF-c 0. The purpose of this study was to(More)
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