Expression of the interleukin 6 gene in rheumatoid synovial fibroblasts.


A number of fibroblastoid synovial cell lines have been established from rheumatoid joints. These cell lines were shown to express the interleukin 6 (IL-6) gene constitutively, and exposure of these cells to 5 ng/ml of recombinant human interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta) increased IL-6 gene expression. Other recombinant human lymphokines, namely interferon… (More)


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