Pro-inflammatory cytokines for evaluation of inflammatory status in endometriosis

  title={Pro-inflammatory cytokines for evaluation of inflammatory status in endometriosis},
  author={Andrei Mihai Măluţan and Tudor Catalin Drugan and Nicolae Costin and Răzvan Ciortea and Carmen Elena Bucuri and Maria Patricia Rada and Dan Mihu},
  booktitle={Central-European journal of immunology},
THE AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to investigate the serum pro-inflammatory cytokine profile in patients with diagnosed endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study included 160 women, who were divided in two study groups (Group I - endometriosis; Group 2 - healthy). We evaluated the serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, and IL-12, and of tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α) with the use of Human Multiplex Cytokine Panels. RESULTS The serum level of IL-1β, IL-6… CONTINUE READING
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