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GSE78922: Enhanced T cell responses to IL-6 in type 1 diabetes are associated with early clinical disease and increased IL-6 receptor expression

Bulk RNA sequencing

IL-6 is a proinflammatory cytokine implicated in multiple autoimmune diseases. Here we show that IL-6 induced STAT3 and STAT1 phosphorylation is enhanced in CD4 and CD8 T cells from patients with T1D compared to healthy controls. Enhanced IL-6/pSTAT3 is associated with increased surface IL-6R and early clinical disease. The transcriptome of IL-6 treated CD4 T cells from T1D patients reveals upregulation of genes involved in T cell migration. The data suggest that individuals with type 1 diabetes may benefit from therapeutic targeting of the IL-6 pathway. SOURCE: Scott Presnell ( - Benaroya Research Institute

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