The ED50 was determined by the dose-dependent proliferation of induction of IL-6 in primary human foreskin fibroblasts was found to be approximately 2 ng/mL., corresponding to a specific activity of <5 x 105 units/mg.
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The protein encoded by this gene is a proinflammatory cytokine produced by activated T cells. This cytokine regulates the activities of NF-kappaB and mitogen-activated protein kinases. This cytokine can stimulate the expression of IL6 and cyclooxygenase-2 (PTGS2/COX-2), as well as enhance the production of nitric oxide (NO). High levels of this cytokine are associated with several chronic inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. [provided by RefSeq