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Augmented interleukin-6 secretion in collagen-stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with systemic sclerosis.

Authors
  • Gurram, M
  • Pahwa, S
  • Frieri, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of allergy
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1994
Volume
73
Issue
6
Pages
493–496
Identifiers
PMID: 7998663
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The results of this study suggest that peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with systemic sclerosis are specifically sensitized to human type I collagen to produce increased levels of IL-6, which may play a role in the pathogenesis in this fibrotic disorder.

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