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The interleukin-6 receptor as a target for prevention of coronary heart disease: a mendelian randomisation analysis.

Casas, JP; Hingorani, AD; (2012) The interleukin-6 receptor as a target for prevention of coronary heart disease: a mendelian randomisation analysis. Lancet , 379 (9822) 1214 - 1224. 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60110-X. Green open access

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Abstract

A high circulating concentration of interleukin 6 is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease. Blockade of the interleukin-6 receptor (IL6R) with a monoclonal antibody (tocilizumab) licensed for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis reduces systemic and articular inflammation. However, whether IL6R blockade also reduces risk of coronary heart disease is unknown.

Type: Article
Title: The interleukin-6 receptor as a target for prevention of coronary heart disease: a mendelian randomisation analysis.
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60110-X
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60110-X
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. PMCID: PMC3316968
Keywords: Antibodies, Monoclonal, Humanized, Coronary Disease, Gene Frequency, Genetic Association Studies, Genetic Variation, Genotype, Humans, Inflammation Mediators, Mendelian Randomization Analysis, Phenotype, Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Receptors, Interleukin-6, Signal Transduction, Treatment Outcome
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1346393
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