Effects of hCG and beta-hCG on IL-2 and sIL-2R secretion from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells: a dose-response study in vitro.


The effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as well as beta-subunit of hCG (B-hCG) in concentrations of: 80,000/25,000; 500; 50; 5 mIU/ml on in vitro release of interleukin-2 (IL-2) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) from resting or phytohemagglutinin (PHA) activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) were studied. Both the… (More)