Production of IL-12 in gastritis relates to infection with Helicobacter pylori.


Increased production of proinflammatory cytokines, including tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), IL-1beta, IL-6 and IL-8, has been demonstrated in Helicobacter pylori-associated gastric mucosal inflammation. IL-12, a newly characterized cytokine, is thought to be a key mediator in host responses to bacterial infections. The aim of this study was to… (More)