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 - 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Extraembryonic Membranes
Premature Obstetric Labor
Tumor Necrosis Factor Receptors
Pregnancy Outcome
Cytokines
Membranes
Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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