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Relationship between circulating interleukin-10 (IL-10) with interleukin-6 (IL-6) type cytokines (IL-6, interleukin-11 (IL-11), oncostatin M (OSM)) and soluble interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor (sIL-6R) in patients with multiple myeloma.

Authors: Urbanska-Rys, H  Wiersbowska, A  Stepien, H  Robak, T 
Citation: Urbanska-Rys H, etal., Eur Cytokine Netw. 2000 Sep;11(3):443-51.
Pubmed: (View Article at PubMed) PMID:11022130

We investigated the serum concentration of the interleukin-10 (IL-10), along with cytokines of interleukin-6 (IL-6) family (IL-6, IL-11 and oncostatin M - OSM), as well as soluble receptor for IL-6 (sIL-6R), in 121 patients with multiple myeloma (MM) and 28 healthy subjects. We studied the interactions between IL-10 and other cytokines, and the receptor. The correlation between IL-10 and some clinical and laboratory parameters associated with the disease activity were also analysed. The IL-10 was detectable in all patients with multiple myeloma and in all controls. The IL-10 concentration was significantly increased in myeloma patients compared with healthy persons (mean - 7.09 and 2.1 pg/ml, respectively) (p = 0.008). The level of IL-10 correlated positively with the advanced stage of disease estimated according to the Salmon and Durie classification (I versus III stage - p = 0.03). Higher values of IL-10 were found in patients with the light chain disease, hypercalcaemia, and correlated with the elevated concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP). IL-6 was detected in 117 of the 121 patients and in all controls. The concentration of IL-6 was statistically increased in MM patients compared with control group (mean - 16.06 and 4.49 pg/ml, respectively) (p = 0.01). We found a positive correlation between IL-10 and IL-6 serum levels in MM patients. The relationship, expressed as Spearman's rank sum coefficient (rho = 0.249, p = 0.006) was significant. IL-11 was detected in 26 of the 121 MM patients and in 3 of the 28 healthy subjects at the mean concentration of 1.2 and 0.6 pg/ml respectively (p > 0.05). OSM was at detectable levels in 51 of the 121 patients and in only 4 of the 28 controls (mean - 3.84 and 0.1 pg/ml, p = 0. 002). The correlation between IL-10 and IL-11 levels in MM patients was not significant, but there was a strong statistical correlation between IL-10 and OSM concentrations (rho= 0.327, p = 0.0002). The serum concentration of sIL-6R was measurable in all patients and all controls (mean - 66.00 and 39.57 ng/ml respectively), but the difference between these groups was not significant. We found significant, positive correlation between the levels of IL-10 and sIL-6R (rho= 0.233, p = 0.01). In conclusion, we state that the serum concentrations of IL-10, IL-6, OSM and sIL-6R in MM patients may be a useful markers for the evaluation of the disease activity.


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