Fetal membrane inflammatory cytokines: A switching mechanism between the preterm premature rupture of the membranes and preterm labor pathways

Ramkumar Menon, Stephen J. Fortunato

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Abstract

Inflammatory cytokines are involved in both preterm labor and preterm premature of the membranes pathways; however, the interaction between TNF-α and its receptors may dictate the clinical outcome of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-399
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of perinatal medicine
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 12 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Cytokines
  • MMPs
  • PROM
  • Prematurity
  • Preterm labor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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