anticytokine therapy

anticytokine therapy

Treatment by interference with the function of CYTOKINES. Tumour necrosis factor, for instance, is an inflammatory cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. The use of a TUMOUR NECROSIS FACTOR ANTAGONIST has led to significant improvement in this disease.
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Studies showed higher efficacy of anticytokine therapy such as anti-IL-6 and anti-TNF.
It is striking that most successful anticytokine therapy has targeted the Th17 inflammatory axis.
Anticytokine therapy in the patients with inflammatory intestinal diseases.
Next comes reviews of cytokines and their role in tumor stoma or metastasis, and the final papers cover discoveries in how cytokines can actually figure in treatment, including in combination cytokines therapy, vaccines, anticytokine therapy, and in supportive care.