Down-regulation of interleukin-8 secretion from Mycobacterium tuberculosis-infected monocytes by interleukin-4 and -10 but not by interleukin-13.


Interleukin-8 (IL-8), a CXC chemokine, has a central role in leukocyte recruitment to areas of granuloma formation in tuberculosis. In the present studies, we investigated the effect of the T(H)2-derived cytokines IL-4, IL-10, and IL-13 on Mycobacterium tuberculosis-induced IL-8 secretion from purified human monocytes. Our results demonstrate that IL-4 and… (More)

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