IL-6 plays an essential role in neutrophilia under inflammation.

Abstract

In the present study, we explored the involvement of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in neutrophilia under inflammatory conditions. The neutrophil count in the peripheral blood was high in arthritic monkeys, and anti-IL-6 receptor antibody reduced neutrophil counts to normal levels. IL-6 injection into normal monkeys significantly increased neutrophil counts in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2011.01.007

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