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A ligand that binds to but fails to activate the INTERLEUKIN 1 RECEPTOR. It plays an inhibitory role in the regulation of INFLAMMATION and FEVER. Several isoforms of the protein exist due to multiple ALTERNATIVE SPLICING of its mRNA. As IL-1 levels are elevated in patients with COVID-19, anakinra is currently being investigated for its potential to combat cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in patients with severely ill COVID-19.
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