Neutralization of endogenous IL-6 suppresses induction of IL-1 receptor antagonist.

IL-1 is a potent cytokine that promotes host defense and inflammation. These processes may be modulated by an IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) that binds to and blocks IL-1 receptors. The objective of this study was to define the cellular origin and regulation of IL-1Ra production during bacterial infection. Oral infection of mice with Yersinia… (More)