Termination of acute-phase response: role of some cytokines and anti-inflammatory drugs.


1. The acute-phase response is triggered by changes in intracellular mediators that activate stress-sensitive kinases and transcription factors controlling the synthesis of proinflammatory cytokines such as TNF-alpha, IL-1, IL-8 or IFN-gamma. 2. Natural extinguishing of acute-phase response occurs due to short half-lives of inflammatory mediators and… (More)