Glomerular immunoglobulin deposits induce glomerular inflammation in pregnant but not in non-pregnant rats.

@article{Faas2003GlomerularID,
  title={Glomerular immunoglobulin deposits induce glomerular inflammation in pregnant but not in non-pregnant rats.},
  author={Marijke M. Faas and Gerda van der Schaaf and Martin Schipper and Henk Moes},
  journal={American journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={57-63}
}
PROBLEM Does an inflammatory stimulus evoke a more intense inflammatory response in pregnant rats as compared with non-pregnant rats? METHOD OF STUDY Non-pregnant rats were injected with antibodies against the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), 14 days before pregnancy, to induce a subclinical glomerulonephritis. Part of the rats were rendered pregnant… CONTINUE READING