Effects of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) on neutrophil elastase release.

@article{Bank1995EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) on neutrophil elastase release.},
  author={Ute Bank and Dirk Reinhold and Dagmar Kunz and Hans Schulz and Ch. Schneemilch and W. Brandt and Siegfried Ansorge},
  journal={Inflammation},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={83-99}
}
The proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) and its potential opponent, transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta 1), have been discussed as being involved in the regulation of inflammatory processes following trauma and infections. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of these cytokines on the regulation of neutrophil degranulation. The posttraumatic time courses of the plasma concentrations of IL-6, and the elastase-alpha 1-proteinase-inhibitor complex as marker of… CONTINUE READING