[Relationship between serum and placental interleukin-18 levels and preeclampsia].

  title={[Relationship between serum and placental interleukin-18 levels and preeclampsia].},
  author={Xia-di Huang and Hefeng Huang and Min-Yue Dong and Qi-wei Yao and Hang-zhi Wang},
  journal={Zhejiang da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical sciences},
  volume={34 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship of interleukin (IL)-18 concentrations in serum and placenta and preeclampsia. METHODS Twenty-seven patients with preeclampsia and 28 women with normal pregnancy were recruited. Blood and placenta samples were taken and serum and placental IL-18 concentrations were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The levels of IL-18 in serum and placenta were compared. RESULT (1) The median of serum IL-18 in patients with preeclampsia was 704… CONTINUE READING

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