Interleukin 1 increases the production of collagenase but does not influence the phagocytosis of collagen fibrils.

The aim of the present study was to determine whether interleukin 1 alpha (Il-1), a cytokine known to have a stimulatory effect on collagenase production, also influences the phagocytosis and intracellular digestion of collagen fibrils by fibroblasts. Mouse long bones and calvariae both with surrounding periosteum were cultured for 24 or 48 hours in media… CONTINUE READING