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Interleukin-6 (Il-6) is an interleukin that acts as both a pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokine. Il-6 protein is secreted by a variety of cell types including T cells and macrophages as phosphorylated and variably glycosylated molecule. Il-6 Plays an essential role in the final differentiation of B-cells into Ig-secreting cells involved in lymphocyte and monocyte differentiation. It induces myeloma and plasmacytoma growth and induces nerve cells differentiation Acts on B-cells, T-cells, hepatocytes, hematopoietic progenitor cells and cells of the CNS. Il-6 is also considered a myokine, a cytokine produced from muscle, and is elevated in response to muscle contraction. Il-6 has been shown to interact with interleukin-6 receptor and glycoprotein 130. Additionally, Il-6 is involved in hematopoiesis, bone metabolism, and cancer progression, and has been defined an essential role in directing transition from innate to acquired immunity.