Stimulation of antibacterial macrophage activities by B-cell stimulatory factor 2 (interleukin-6).

@article{Flesch1990StimulationOA,
  title={Stimulation of antibacterial macrophage activities by B-cell stimulatory factor 2 (interleukin-6).},
  author={Inge E. A. Flesch and Stefan H. E. Kaufmann},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1990},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={269-71}
}
Mononuclear phagocytes provide the major habitat of intracellular bacteria, including Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis. The capacity of B-cell stimulatory factor 2 (interleukin-6 [IL-6]) to activate tuberculostatic functions was investigated by using murine bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMM phi). BMM phi stimulated with recombinant IL-6… CONTINUE READING