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Title: Influence of Mid-Trimester Amniotic Fluid on Endogenous and Lipopolysaccharide-Mediated Responses of Mononuclear Lymphoid Cells
Authors: WITKIN, Steven S.CHERVENAK, JosephBONGIOVANNI, Ann MarieHERWAY, CatherineLINHARES, Iara M.SKUPSKI, Daniel
Abstract: Problem We evaluated the influence of amniotic fluid (AF) on immune mediator production by mononuclear leukocytes. Method of study Thirty mid-gestation AFs were incubated with peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in the presence or absence of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Supernatants were tested for interleukin (IL) -6, 10, 12, 23, tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and monocyte chemotactic protein (MCP)-1. Results Endogenous mediator production was minimal or non-detectable. AF stimulated endogenous MCP-1, IL-6 and TNF-alpha release. In the presence of LPS, production of MCP-1 and IL-10 by PBMCs was enhanced eightto ninefold by AF. Release of IL-6 and IL-23 was enhanced less than twofold by the addition of AF while TNF-alpha production was unchanged. AF-stimulated mediator production was similar irrespective of pregnancy outcome. Conclusion Selective AF stimulation of LPS-mediated MCP-1 and IL-10 release may be a mechanism to promote antibody production and the influx of phagocytic cells to engulf pathogens while downregulating the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
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