The release of monokines such as Tumor Necrosis Factor a (TNFα), Interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6) by activated monocytes/macrophages is an important step in the immune as well as in the inflammatory response. In this study the production of TNFα, IL-1β and IL-6 by human monocytes (HM) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) was evaluated after HHV-6 infection. Our results demonstrate that HHV-6 can selectively regulate monokine synthesis, in a time-dependent manner. Moreover, we observed a different response closely related to the cellular population (HM or PBMC) examined. The hypothesis we evaluated was that IFNγ is an important factor triggering the activation of HHV-6 infected human monocytes, to release monokines.
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|Titolo:||Role of IFNg on TNFa, IL-1b and IL-6 release during HHV-6 infection|
|Autori interni:||DI LUCA, Dario|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1996|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|