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Up-regulation of interleukin (IL)-6 receptor gene expression in vitro and in vivo in IL-6 deprived myeloma cells

Authors
Journal
FEBS Letters
0014-5793
Publisher
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Publication Date
Volume
302
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0014-5793(92)80278-o
Keywords
  • Il-6
  • Il-6 Receptor
  • Multiple Mycloma

Abstract

Abstract Mycloma cells absolutely require interleukin-6 (IL-6) for growing in vivo in patients with multiple mycloma and exogenous IL-6-dependentmycloma cell lines have been reproducibly obtained. In this study we show a dramatic up-regulation of the IL-6 receptor (gp80 chain) gene expression in mycloma cell lines following the removal of exogenous IL-6. Such a regulation was also known to occur in IL-6-deprived mycloma cells in vivo in three patients who were treated with optimal doses of anti-IL-6 monoclonal antibodies. The direct effect of IL-6 on IL-6 receptor gene expression in mycloma cells was further confirmed by adding IL-6 to an autonomously growing mycloma cell line.

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