Cytokine levels in healthy and allergic mothers and their children during the first year of life.

@article{Prokeov2006CytokineLI,
  title={Cytokine levels in healthy and allergic mothers and their children during the first year of life.},
  author={Ludmila Proke{\vs}ov{\'a} and R{\'a}ja Lodinov{\'a}-Z{\'a}dn{\'i}kov{\'a} and Jan Zizka and Ingrid Kocourkov{\'a} and Olga Novotn{\'a} and Petra Petr{\'a}skov{\'a} and Ivan {\vS}terzl},
  journal={Pediatric allergy and immunology : official publication of the European Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={175-83}
}
To assess the regulatory changes of immune system in children genetically pre-disposed to allergic diseases and in their mothers, we tested cytokines IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, IL-13, IFN-gamma and TGF-beta in 21 healthy and 21 allergic mothers (serum at the time of delivery, colostrum and milk throughout the suckling period) and their children (cord blood, venous blood and stool filtrates) up to 1 yr of age. Samples were taken at the time of delivery, 4 days post-partum and then after 3, 6 and… CONTINUE READING
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