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Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2020 March;179(3):162-6

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.19.04058-0

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Advances in research on the role of interleukin-11 in cardiovascular system

Yuming LIANG, Yan HE

The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Qingxiu Region, Nanning City, China



Interleukin-11 is a multifunctional cytokine that is closely related to a variety of inflammatory and immune diseases. In recent years, with the in-depth study of interleukin-11, it has been found to play an important role in the development of cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial fibrosis and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. This article reviews this issue.


KEY WORDS: Interleukin-11; Myocardial ischemia; Reperfusion injury

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