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J Perinat Med. 2004;32(5):391-9.

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

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  • 1The Perinatal Research Center, Women's Health Research and Education Foundation, University of Phoenix, Nashville Campus, Nashville, TN 37203, U.S.A. fortunate@edge.net

Abstract

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

PMID:
15493713
DOI:
10.1515/JPM.2004.134
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