Transient increase in the levels of T-helper 1 cytokines in postmenopausal women and the effects of hormone replacement therapy.

@article{Kamada2001TransientII,
  title={Transient increase in the levels of T-helper 1 cytokines in postmenopausal women and the effects of hormone replacement therapy.},
  author={Makoto Kamada and Minoru Irahara and Masahiko Maegawa and Yasukazu Ohmoto and Kazutoshi Murata and Toshiyuki Yasui and Shuji Yamano and Toshihiro Aono},
  journal={Gynecologic and obstetric investigation},
  year={2001},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={82-8}
}
The aim of this study was to determine, at least in part, T-cell function in postmenopausal women and the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Levels of T-helper 1 (Th1) cytokines (IL-2 and IFN-gamma) and T-helper 2 (Th2) cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10) produced by phytohemagglutinin-stimulated whole blood cells from 72 untreated and 44 HRT-treated women were measured by ELISA. Thirteen of the 44 HRT-treated women were examined before and during HRT. The production of IL-2 increased… CONTINUE READING
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