Maternal plasma levels of cytokines in normal and preeclamptic pregnancies and their relationship with diastolic blood pressure and fibronectin levels

Madazli R., Aydin S., Uludag S., Vildan O., Tolun N.

ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.82, no.9, pp.797-802, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. To determine the plasma concentrations of placental growth factor (PLGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor-beta(1) (TGF-beta(1) ), soluble tumor necrosis factor alpha receptor (sTNFp55), interleukin-2 receptor (IL-2R), and interleukins 6 and 10 (IL-6, IL-10) in normotensive and preeclamptic women, and to evaluate the correlations between these cytokines and the diastolic blood pressure and fibronectin levels.