Leukocyte density and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in human fetal membranes, decidua, cervix and myometrium before and during labour at term.

@article{Osman2003LeukocyteDA,
  title={Leukocyte density and pro-inflammatory cytokine expression in human fetal membranes, decidua, cervix and myometrium before and during labour at term.},
  author={Inass Osman and Anne Mary Young and Marie Anne Ledingham and Andrew J Thomson and Fiona Jordan and Ian Andrew Greer and Jane E Norman},
  journal={Molecular human reproduction},
  year={2003},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={41-5}
}
Accumulating evidence suggests that human parturition represents an inflammatory process. Leukocytes are known to infiltrate uterine tissues but the exact timing, nature and quantity of these cells has not been formally characterized. We have previously demonstrated an apparent increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines within tissues of the labouring uterus. The aims of this study were to quantify and compare the leukocyte subpopulations before and during labour in fetal membranes, decidua and… CONTINUE READING
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