Abnormal production of interleukin (IL)-11 and IL-8 in polycythaemia vera.

Abstract

We studied the production of interleukin (IL)-11 and IL-8, two cytokines known to affect erythropoiesis, in polycythemia vera (PV). In vivo, IL-11 was detected more frequently in serum and bone marrow (BM) plasma of PV patients than in controls (healthy donors and patients with idiopathic erythrocytosis (IE)). In addition, serum IL-11 levels of PV patients… (More)

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