Potential involvement of IL-8 in the pathogenesis of human cytomegalovirus infection.


The observations that several types of viruses induced interleukin (IL)-8 production prompted us to investigate the interrelationship between IL-8 and cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. CMV infection caused IL-8 production in a human monocytic cell line, THP-1, in dose- and time-dependent manners. Moreover, CMV induced IL-8 gene expression by concurrently… (More)

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