Ballpoint pen, ink on paper, upcycled frame
12.0cm (w) x 18.5cm (h)
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is an interleukin that acts as both a pro-inflammatory cytokine and an anti-inflammatory myokine. It acts as an important signalling protein in the immune system. In humans, it is encoded by the IL6 gene. The 3D protein structure is depicted here.