Inflammation and pregnancy.

@article{Challis2009InflammationAP,
  title={Inflammation and pregnancy.},
  author={John R. G. Challis and Charles Joseph Lockwood and Leslie Myatt and Jane E Norman and Jerome F Strauss and Felice Petraglia},
  journal={Reproductive sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={206-15}
}
Inflammation is a process by which tissues respond to various insults. It is characterized by upregulation of chemokines, cytokines, and pattern recognition receptors that sense microbes and tissue breakdown products. During pregnancy, the balance of Th1 (cell-mediated immunity) and Th2 (humoral immunity) cytokines is characterized by an initial prevalence of Th2 cytokines, followed by a progressive shift toward Th1 predominance late in gestation, that when is abnormal, may initiate and… CONTINUE READING
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