Caveats Regarding the Use of IL-10 and IL-10 Antagonist as Immunotherapeutic Factors

Author(s): Jesus Colino .

Journal Name: Letters in Drug Design & Discovery

Volume 4 , Issue 7 , 2007

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IL-10 is an anti-inflammatory cytokine widely regarded as an inhibitor of immunity. Thus IL-10 and IL-10 antagonist have been proposed as promising therapeutic factors for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and pathogen infections. Here the potential risk of favoring secondary pathogen infections with these therapies is underscored.

Keywords: IL-10, IL-10 antagonists, Immunotherapy

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Year: 2007
Page: [487 - 495]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/157018007781788552
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