Suppression of ongoing experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis by neutralizing the function of the p28 subunit of IL-27.


IL-27 is a recently defined family member of the long-chain, four-helix bundle cytokines, which consist of EBI3, an IL-12p40-related protein, and p28, an IL-12p35-related polypeptide. The role of IL-27 in the regulation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis has never been studied. We show in this study that neutralizing the in vivo function of IL-27… (More)