Human first trimester forebrain cells express genes for inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines.

Using in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry the induction of potential cytokines [interleukin 1beta (IL-1beta), IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), interferon gamma (IFN-gamma) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta)] in human embryonic forebrain cells at weeks 5, 7 and 10 of gestation was studied. The aims were to… CONTINUE READING