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

Ramkumar Menon and 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.

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Corresponding author: Ramkumar Menon, Research Director, The Perinatal Research Center, The Women’s Medical Center, 2300 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203. Tel.: +1 615 342-3917, Fax: +1 615 342-6541, E-mail: , www.perinatalresearch.com

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