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Tuula Kaukola, Marja Ojaniemi, Jarno Tuimala, Riitta Herva, Timo Saarela, Stephen F Kingsmore, Mikko Hallman
BACKGROUND: Signals originating from both maternal and fetal compartments participate in the preterm labor process. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether cord blood immunoproteins predict spontaneous preterm labor. METHODS: Cord blood from 125 very preterm (gestational age <32weeks) singleton infants and 33 term infants was collected after birth and analyzed for 107 immunoproteins on microarrays. Immunoproteins from spontaneous preterm births (SPTB) were compared to immunoproteins from preterm births without labor...
April 2011: Cytokine
L C Horn, P Nenoff, M Ziegert, M Höckel
Although Candida species are frequent saprophytes of the female genital tract, chorioamnionitis or intrauterine fetal infections are rarely caused by these fungi. The present report describes a 34-year-old woman G2, P2, presenting with vaginal bleeding in the 11.6 weeks of gestation. Clinical and sonographic examination revealed a missed abortion and rested IUD. Histopathologically, a fungal chorioamnionitis due to Candida spp. was found at the curetting material, confirmed by detection of C. albicans infection on mycological culture...
January 2001: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
M Ichijo
A. The development of fetal Immune system 1. Complement: Alternative pathway is dominant in the development of fetal complement. 2. Neutrophil function: Phagocytosis in full term infants was increased to be adult-level, but bactericidal function was decreased. 3. NK activity: NK activity in full-term infants was significantly lower than in adults, however, IL-2-augmented NK activity did not indicate any significant difference with levels in adults. In pre-32 week infants both NK and IL-2-augmented NK activity were further decreased as opposed to in full-term infants...
August 1995: Nihon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai Zasshi
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