123 Serum IL6 and Soluble IL6R Are Correlated With Lung Function in Non-Hispanic Whites with Asthma

@article{Hawkins2012123SI,
  title={123 Serum IL6 and Soluble IL6R Are Correlated With Lung Function in Non-Hispanic Whites with Asthma},
  author={Gregory A Hawkins and Mac B. Robinson and Wendy C. Moore and Annette T. Hastie and Rodolfo M. Pascual and Stephen P Peters and Deborah A. Meyers and Eugene R Bleecker},
  journal={The World Allergy Organization Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={5},
  pages={S58 - S58}
}
Background Interleukin 6 (IL6) belongs to a family of cytokines with both pro- and anti-inflammatory properties. The functional relationship between IL6 signaling and airway disease has not be well characterized; however, IL6 expression is increased during lung inflammation and injury. In this study, serum IL6 and soluble IL6R levels were assessed in non-Hispanic whites with asthma from the Severe Asthma Research Program. Correlations between serum IL6 and IL6R levels, lung function, phenotypic…