IL-27: Friend or Foe in the Autoimmune Diseases

Conclusions: The functions of IL-27 are currently unclear because it appears to affect different cells, cytokines, and signaling pathways differently. Further investigations are needed to clarify the role of IL-27 in autoimmune diseases. Hence, this article reviewed the multiple roles of IL-27 in autoimmune diseases and describe the influence of IL-27 on the immune system.
Source: Current Immunology Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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