Interleukin-6 in rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Nishimoto2006Interleukin6IR,
  title={Interleukin-6 in rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Norihiro Nishimoto},
  journal={Current Opinion in Rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={18},
  pages={277–281}
}
  • N. Nishimoto
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Current Opinion in Rheumatology
Purpose of reviewRecent progress in cytokine studies has clarified the pathological roles played by cytokines and provided key evidence that antagonizing their actions can be therapeutic. The pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune inflammatory disease, involves inflammatory cytokines such as tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1 and interleukin-6. Anti-tumour necrosis factor-α and anti-interleukin-1 therapies have been used successfully to treat rheumatoid arthritis, but they are… 
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