Read the Latest in Lupus Research: An Early Study of a New Treatment (Tocilizumab) for Lupus
Posted Mar 08 2010 4:36am
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a protein that helps to control inflammation in the body. Lupus patients sometimes have increased IL-6 in the blood, and some studies suggest that IL-6 might go up with lupus flares. If the activity of IL-6 could be blocked, it might help to decrease inflammation.