Suppression of glial activation is involved in the protection of IL-10 on maternal E. coli induced neonatal white matter injury.

White matter damage (WMD) is an important cause of disability including cerebral palsy in preterm, low birth-weight infants. Maternal infection is now recognized as one of the risk factors for WMD. Previously we reported that intrauterine inoculation of Escherichia coli to pregnant rats resulted in WMD in offspring and interleukin-10 (IL-10) was protective… (More)