Comparison of ophthalmic sponges for measurements of immune markers from cervical secretions.

@article{Castle2004ComparisonOO,
  title={Comparison of ophthalmic sponges for measurements of immune markers from cervical secretions.},
  author={Philip E. Castle and A. Rodriguez and Frederick P Bowman and Rolando Herrero and Mark Schiffman and Maria Concepcion Bratti and Lidia Ana Morera and Danny J. Schust and Peggy A. Crowley-Nowick and Allan Hildesheim},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={399-405}
}
Measurements of cervical immunity are important for evaluating immune responses to infections of the cervix and to vaccines for preventing those infections. Three ophthalmic sponges, Weck-Cel, Ultracell, and Merocel, were loaded in vitro with interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-15, IL-18, gamma interferon (IFN-gamma), granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), immunoglobulin A (IgA), or IgG, and sponges were extracted and evaluated for… CONTINUE READING