Effect of amniotic fluid upon prostaglandin E2 and I2 production by cultured human myometrial cells.

@article{Kayem2003EffectOA,
  title={Effect of amniotic fluid upon prostaglandin E2 and I2 production by cultured human myometrial cells.},
  author={Gilles Kayem and Emmanuelle Dallot and Françoise Ferr{\'e} and Dominique Cabrol},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={152-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to study the effect of amniotic fluid obtained at 16 and 39 weeks of gestation in normal human pregnancies upon prostaglandin production by human myometrial cells in culture. STUDY DESIGN Amniotic fluid, sampled either at 16 weeks, during amniocentesis, or at 39 weeks, during caesarean section before labor, was fractionated by molecular-weight and then incubated with human myometrial cells in culture. We then used radioimmunoassay to measure PGE(2) and PGI(2) production… CONTINUE READING