Interleukin 6 as a key regulator of muscle mass during cachexia

James Carson, Kristen A. Baltgalvis

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Abstract

Interleukin 6 (IL-6) has received significant attention for its regulatory role in muscle wasting during cachexia. This review examines the role of circulating IL-6 for decreasing muscle mass during cancer and emphasizes some of the indirect actions of IL-6 that may cause muscle wasting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-176
Number of pages9
JournalExercise and sport sciences reviews
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

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Cachexia
Interleukin-6
Muscles
Neoplasms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Interleukin 6 as a key regulator of muscle mass during cachexia. / Carson, James; Baltgalvis, Kristen A.

In: Exercise and sport sciences reviews, Vol. 38, No. 4, 01.10.2010, p. 168-176.

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