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Responses of multiple sclerosis via IL-6/ effectiveness of action

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doi: 10.18081/ajbm/2333-5106/015-04/188-205
American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 188-205
Published: April 28, 2015


Hye-Ok Kubo; Douglas A. Canders; Malcolm Scammells; Philip Frugier

Abstract

Evidence of elevated levels of the proinflammatory cytokine IL-6 has been routinely observed during inflammatory responses and in a number of autoimmune diseases; multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A major challenge in MS is to develop biomarkers that could help in understanding individual MS patients and a lot of attention has been drawn toward identification of diagnostic, prognostic, process-specific, and treatment-related biomarkers for MS. Recent studies showed that IL-6 neutralization restricted disease progression and decreased disability, myelin loss, and axonal damage. Our study suggest that IL-6 has regulatory mechanisms and a key mediator of progressive MS. Future studies need to the identification other related factor and mechanetic effects.

Keywords: Multiple sclerosis; IL-6; Proinflammatory cytokine; Myelin


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