Chorionic gonadotropin alleviates thioglycollate-induced peritonitis by affecting macrophage function.

@article{Wan2009ChorionicGA,
  title={Chorionic gonadotropin alleviates thioglycollate-induced peritonitis by affecting macrophage function.},
  author={Hui Wan and Jojanneke M C Coppens and Cornelia G. van Helden-Meeuwsen and Pieter Johannes Maria Leenen and Nico Van Rooijen and Nisar Ahmed Khan and Rebecca C. M. Kiekens and Robbert Benner and Marjan A. Versnel},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={361-70}
}
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) is a hormone produced during pregnancy and present at the implantation site and in the maternal blood. Pregnancy has been proposed to represent a controlled state of inflammation at an early stage at the implantation site and later, systemically extended to the maternal circulation. Earlier, we reported that hCG can inhibit the development of diabetes in NOD mice and LPS-induced septic shock in a murine model. We hypothesize that hCG can contribute to the… CONTINUE READING