Further reading

Akira S, Yoshida K, Tanaka T, Taga T and Kishimoto T (1995) Targeted disruption of the IL-6 related genes: gpl30 and NF-IL-6. Immunological Reviews 148: 221-253.

Coulie PG, Vanhecke A, Van Damme J et al (1987) High-affinity binding sites for human 26-kL)a protein (interleukin-6, B cell stimulatory facror-2, human hybridoma plasma-cytoma growth factor, interferon-32), different from those of type I interferon (<*, p) on lymphoblastoid cells. European journal of Immunology 17: 1435-1440.

Hibi M, Nakajima K and Hirano T (1996) II.-6 cytokine family and signal transduction: a model of the cytokine system .journal of Molecular Medicine 74: 1-12.

Kalai M, Montero-Julian FA, Grotzinger J et al (I99"7; Analysis of the human interlcukin-6/human interleukin 6 receptor binding interface at the amino acid level: proposed mechanism of interaction. Blood 89: 1319-1333.

Lai CF, Ripperger J, Morella KK et al (1996) Receptors for interleukin (IL)-IO and IL-6-type cytokines use similar signaling mechanisms for inducing transcription through IL-6 response elements, journal of Biological Chemistry 271: 13968-13975.

Taga T, Kawanish Y, Hardy R, Hirano T and Kishimoto T (1987) Receptors for B cell stimulatory factor 2. Quantitation, specificity, distribution and regulation of their expression. Journal of Experimental Medicine 166: 967-981.

Ward LD, Hammacher A, Howlett GJ et al (1996) Influence of interleukin-6 (IL-6) dimerizarion on formation of the high affinity hexameric IL-6 receptor complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry 271: 20138-20144.

Yamasaki K, Taga T, Hirata Y et al (1988) Cloning and expression of the human interleukin-6 (BSF-2/IFN2(32) receptor. Science 241: 825-828.

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