What is IL-6?

Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a pleiotropic cytokine produced by many different cell types and plays a role in a wide range of functions, such as immune responses, acute-phase reactions, and hematopoiesis. Among other things, it augments antibody production from activated B cells in vitro.

Alternative analyte names:Interleukin 6, IL-6, IL6, IFB-B502, BSF-2, BCDF
Cell types:B cell, Monocyte/MΦ, mDC
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