Modulation of double-stranded RNA-mediated gene induction by interferon in human umbilical vein endothelial cells.


Endothelial cells respond to double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) with expression of a number of important immunomodulatory and inflammatory response genes, including adhesion molecules, cytokines, and antiviral genes. Considerable differences are seen when genes are induced by dsRNA compared with cytokines. Much higher levels of mRNA for interleukin-6 (IL-6), 2',5… (More)