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OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether progesterone (P4) is able to modulate the secretion of tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, IL-8, IL-10 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9)(More)
BACKGROUND Chorioamniotic membranes infection is a pathologic condition in which an abnormal secretion of proinflammatory cytokines halts fetal immune tolerance. The aim of the present study was to(More)
Ascendant colonization of pathogenic microorganisms from the vagina to the uterus is strongly associated to preterm labour and premature rupture of membranes. This study evaluated the secretion of(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin (IL)-10 is a cytokine with anti-inflammatory properties that plays pivotal roles in immune recognition and maintenance of pregnancy, limiting the harmful effects of(More)
BACKGROUND During intrauterine infection, amniochorionic membranes represent a mechanical and immunological barrier against dissemination of infection. Human beta defensins (HBD)-1, HBD-2, and HBD-3(More)