IL-6 in malignant pleural effusions and its augmentation by intrapleural instillation of IL-2.


The levels and activities of endogenous IL-6 in malignant pleural effusions due to lung cancer before and during daily intrapleural instillations of recombinant IL-2 were examined by enzyme immunoassay and bioassay using an IL-6-dependent murine hybridoma cell line MH60.BSF2. Before therapy, malignant pleural effusions contained various levels of IL-6… (More)


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