The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on interleukin-1 receptor antagonist production in cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

The effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), mofezolac, indomethacin, sodium diclofenac, and zaltoprofen, on the production of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) were examined in cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC). Among the NSAIDs tested, mofezolac and sodium diclofenac were found to stimulate the mRNA expression for IL-1ra without affecting the mRNA expression for IL-1 beta. These two drugs also stimulated the secretion of IL-1ra by PBMC in the absence of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS), however, the stimulatory effect of sodium diclofenac diminished in the presence of LPS. Mofezolac suppressed the mRNA expression for IL-1 beta in PBMC stimulated with exogenous IL-1 beta, indicating the secreted IL-1ra in the presence of mofezolac to be biologically active. Since IL-1ra suppresses the function of IL-1, a pro-inflammatory cytokine, the stimulatory effect of such NSAIDs as mofezolac on IL-1ra production could also be one of the mechanisms involved in its anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive actions.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities