Detection of soluble receptors for tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-2 and interleukin-6 in retroplacental serum from normal pregnant women.


Soluble cytokine receptors (R) may regulate the activities of the cytokines present. We have studied the occurrence of soluble receptors for the cytokines tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in normal pregnant women. Levels of TNFR and IL-2R were higher in retroplacental serum (RPS) than in the corresponding peripheral… (More)