Inverse correlation between serum interleukin-6 and iron levels among Japanese adults: a cross-sectional study

BACKGROUND Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine that is produced by many different cell types, and plays an important role in the regulation of inflammation, immune responses, the acute-phase response, and hematopoiesis. Previous laboratory and clinical studies have shown that IL-6 causes a significant decrease in serum iron levels. Therefore… CONTINUE READING

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