Functional and structural differences in febrile mechanism between rabbits and rats.


1. Febrile responsiveness of rabbits and rats to intravenous (I.V.) or intracerebroventricular injection of human recombinant interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha), human recombinant interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) and prostaglandin E2 was examined. 2. The I.V. injection of both IL-1 alpha and IL-1 beta produced dose-dependent fever over a range of 0.05-2.0… (More)


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