Interleukin 6 is not required for antigen-specific antibody responses by human B cells.

Abstract

Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a late-acting differentiation factor for human B cells activated by polyclonal mitogens such as pokeweed mitogen (PWM) and Staphylococcus aureus Cowan strain I, but its role in specific antibody responses has not been established. We show here that IL-6 has no consistent effect on specific antibody responses by tonsillar mononuclear… (More)

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@article{Costelloe1993Interleukin6I, title={Interleukin 6 is not required for antigen-specific antibody responses by human B cells.}, author={K E Costelloe and S. Hunicke - Smith and Rebecca Callard}, journal={European journal of immunology}, year={1993}, volume={23 4}, pages={984-7} }