Upregulation of the CD40-CD40 ligand system in pre-eclampsia.

OBJECTIVE To investigate the CD40-CD40 ligand (CD40L) system in women with pre-eclampsia. METHODS Expression of CD40 on monocytes and expression of CD40 and CD40L on platelets were determined by whole blood flow cytometry in 23 women with pre-eclampsia and in 23 normotensive pregnant women. Serum levels of soluble CD40L in both groups of women were… CONTINUE READING