Anti-interleukin-6 antibodies in normal human serum.

  title={Anti-interleukin-6 antibodies in normal human serum.},
  author={Malene Barr{\'e} Hansen and Morten Svenson and Marcus Diamant and Klaus Bendtzen},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of immunology},
  volume={33 6},
High-avidity IgG antibodies to the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) were found in sera of apparently healthy adult individuals. These antibodies specifically interfered with an ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) for IL-6 in which specific polyclonal rabbit antibodies to human recombinant IL-6 (rIL-6) were used. Furthermore, using precipitation of 125I-rIL-6 with rabbit antibodies to human immunoglobulins (Ig), the sera of 7 out of 68 Danish blood donors were found to contain specific… CONTINUE READING