Alterations in syncytiotrophoblast cytokine expression following treatment with lipopolysaccharide.

PROBLEM The placental syncytium is a differentiated cell type on the surface of the villus that has the potential to release cytokines directly to maternal blood. Responsiveness of this cell type to inflammatory compounds remains largely unelucidated. METHOD OF STUDY Response to a pro-inflammatory (lipopolysaccharide, LPS) and an anti-inflammatory… CONTINUE READING