Table I.

The susceptibility of IL-6 to mite proteasesa

ProteaseConcentration (μg/ml)Percent of IL-6 Remaining After:
4 h8 h24 h
Der p 121009899
3727466
42400
Der p 92676253
33300
4000
  • a A total of 1 μg of rIL-6 was incubated with varying concentrations of mite protease for 4, 8, or 24 h, and the concentration of IL-6 remaining was determined by ELISA.