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Considering IL-6
  1. Iain McInnes
  1. Correspondence to Professor Iain McInnes, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK, Iain.McInnes{at}

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Targeting interleukin (IL)−6 or its receptor for the treatment of inflammatory disease is an attractive approach to the management of complex inflammatory diseases, especially those with a systemic component to their presentation and comorbidity. Biological drugs that target IL-6 receptor are already in clinical practice. Recently, more agents are emerging from clinical trials that block distinct parts of the IL-6/IL-6R pathway.

In this edition, Jones et al explore the rich diversity of biology mediated by IL-6. …

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