Sheeraz A. Alvi

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Fetal membranes from term human pregnancies produce prostaglandins, and may respond to bacterial endotoxin or interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta) with increased prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production. The effects of endotoxin persisted for up to 24 h, whereas those of IL-1 beta were maximal 4-8 h after addition. The maximum levels of PGE2 (200-350 pg/ml) were(More)
There is strong evidence for the involvement of inflammatory mediators such as interleukin (IL)-1 in the biochemical mechanisms of parturition. Therefore the effects of the IL-1 family (IL-1alpha (1 ng/ml), IL-1beta (1 ng/ml) and the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) (10 ng/ml)) on the regulation of prostaglandin synthesis in term human fetal membranes were(More)
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