Non-infected preterm parturition is related to increased concentrations of IL-6, IL-8 and MCP-1 in human cervix

@article{Trnblom2005NoninfectedPP,
  title={Non-infected preterm parturition is related to increased concentrations of IL-6, IL-8 and MCP-1 in human cervix},
  author={Susanne Abelin T{\"o}rnblom and Aurelija Klimaviciute and Birgitta Bystr{\"o}m and Milan Chromek and Annelie Brauner and Gunvor Ekman-Ordeberg},
  journal={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2005},
  volume={3},
  pages={39 - 39}
}
BACKGROUND Human cervical ripening is an inflammatory process. In labour at term the mRNA-levels and protein concentrations for interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 in cervix significantly increase. The aim of this study was to investigate if there are differences in the inflammatory process of preterm and term cervical ripening. METHODS Cervical biopsies from 50 singleton pregnant women without clinical signs of infection were allocated to four groups: preterm labour, term labour, preterm not in… CONTINUE READING