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Local expression of cytokine genes in uterine adnexa and endometrium of women with pyoinflammatory adnexal diseases.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Bulletin of experimental biology and medicine
Publication Date
Volume
135
Issue
2
Pages
174–177
Identifiers
PMID: 12802428
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Changes in the local expression of IL-1beta, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12, IL-15, IL-18, TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma- and TGF-beta(2) genes in the uterine adnexa and endometrium were studied in women with pyoinflammatory adnexal diseases. Examination of tissue specimens from the uterine adnexa involved in inflammation revealed a direct correlation in the levels of mRNA production between IL-6 and IL-10 (r=0.93, p<0.1), IL-6 and IL-4 (r=0.96, p<0.01), IL-10 and IL-4 (r=0.91, p<0.01), IL-12 and IFN-gamma (r=0.98, p<0.01). Expression of IL-4 gene increased 5.1-fold (p=0.001), IL-6 2-fold (p=0.007), IL-8 90.2-fold (p=0.009), IL-10 2.9-fold (p=0.008), IL-12 2.3-fold (p=0.3), and TGF-beta(2) gene 10.3-fold (p=0.1). In the endometrium of women with pyoinflammatory adnexal diseases only IL-10 gene expression increased (15.6-fold, p=0.007).

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