Studies on the role of interleukin-1 on prostaglandin production by human fetal membranes and decidua.

Bunan. Albaghdadi-Alnaif
Recent studies have indicated the possible importance of cytokines in the onset of term and preterm labour. To understand this further, the effect of interleukin-1 ($\alpha$ and $\beta)$ and interleukin 6 on prostaglandin output by dispersed cells from human amnion, chorion laeve, and decidua obtained at term (38-42 weeks gestation) was examined. During the first or second 24 hours of culture, no significant effect of these interleukins on prostaglandin output was observed. The apparent refractoriness...
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