Interleukin-6 levels in relation to psychosocial factors: studies on serum, saliva, and in vitro production by blood mononuclear cells.

@article{Sjgren2006Interleukin6LI,
  title={Interleukin-6 levels in relation to psychosocial factors: studies on serum, saliva, and in vitro production by blood mononuclear cells.},
  author={Elaine Sj{\"o}gren and Per Leanderson and Margareta Kristenson and Jan Ernerudh},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={270-8}
}
Psychosocial factors and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels are both related to risk of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate how a broad range of psychosocial factors related to levels of IL-6 in different media. Fifty-nine men and women aged 30-65 were recruited from a larger study and selected to cover a broad range of psychosocial status. IL-6 levels were analyzed in serum, in saliva collected at home at three different time points during a day, and in the supernatant… CONTINUE READING