Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 is increased in the amniotic fluid of women who deliver preterm in the presence or absence of intra-amniotic infection.

@article{Esplin2005MonocyteCP,
  title={Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 is increased in the amniotic fluid of women who deliver preterm in the presence or absence of intra-amniotic infection.},
  author={Michael Sean Esplin and Roberto Romero and Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa and Yeon Kim and Samuel S. Edwin and Ricardo Pay{\'a}n Gom{\'e}z and Moshe Mazor and Eli Y Adashi},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={365-73}
}
OBJECTIVE Pro-inflammatory chemokines have been associated with preterm parturition. Monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) is a chemokine capable of recruiting monocytes/macrophages into sites of inflammation, as well as stimulating the respiratory burst required for macrophage activation. MCP-1 transcripts and immuno-reactivity are expressed by uterine tissues (i.e., decidual cells and myometrium) and, thus, may participate in the process of labor. This study was conducted to determine if… CONTINUE READING

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