Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor in Amniotic Fluid and in Airway Specimens of Newborn Infants

@article{Bry1997GranulocyteMacrophageCF,
  title={Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor in Amniotic Fluid and in Airway Specimens of Newborn Infants},
  author={Kristina Bry and Mikko K. Hallman and Kari Teramo and Feizal Waffarn and Urpo Lappalainen},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  year={1997},
  volume={41},
  pages={105-109}
}
Granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), a cytokine that promotes white cell maturation, participates in the metabolism of pulmonary surfactant. Little is known on the production of GM-CSF during pregnancy or the neonatal period. We studied how the concentrations of GM-CSF in amniotic fluid (AF) or in tracheal aspirates (TA) of newborn… CONTINUE READING