Inducer-specific bidirectional regulation of endothelial interleukin-8 production by thalidomide.

Interleukin-8 (IL-8) is a potent neutrophil chemotaxin, which can also be produced by endothelial cells to facilitate leukocyte emigration. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of the anti-inflammatory drug thalidomide (THD) on chemotaxin release from endothelial cells. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were stimulated with tumor… (More)