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Therapeutic strategies for the clinical blockade of IL-6/gp130 signaling

Jones, Simon Arnett, Scheller, Jürgen and Rose-John, Stefan 2011. Therapeutic strategies for the clinical blockade of IL-6/gp130 signaling. Journal of Clinical Investigation 121 (9) , pp. 3375-3383. 10.1172/JCI57158

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The successful treatment of certain autoimmune conditions with the humanized anti–IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) antibody tocilizumab has emphasized the clinical importance of cytokines that signal through the β-receptor subunit glycoprotein 130 (gp130). In this Review, we explore how gp130 signaling controls disease progression and examine why IL-6 has a special role among these cytokines as an inflammatory regulator. Attention will be given to the role of the soluble IL-6R, and we will provide a perspective into the clinical blockade of IL-6 activity in autoimmunity, inflammation, and cancer.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Systems Immunity Research Institute (SIURI)
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Additional Information: Science in Medicine. Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 24/02/2014)
Publisher: American Society for Clinical Investigation
ISSN: 0021-9738
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:53

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