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Immune cell subsets, cytokine and cortisol levels during the first week of life in neonates born to pre-eclamptic mothers

Sava, Florentina and Toldi, Gergely and Treszl, András and Hajdú, Júlia and Harmath, Ágnes and Rigó, János and Tulassay, Tivadar and Vásárhelyi, Barna (2017) Immune cell subsets, cytokine and cortisol levels during the first week of life in neonates born to pre-eclamptic mothers. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY, 77 (6). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1046-7408

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Abstract

PROBLEM: To address the hypothesis that pre-eclampsia (PE) impacts the fetal immune system, we investigated the prevalence of distinct immune cell subsets along with plasma cortisol and cytokine levels in pre-term newborns of PE mothers. METHOD OF STUDY: Cord blood and peripheral blood samples on the 1st, 3rd and 7th postnatal days of life were collected from 14 pre-term infants affected by PE and 14 non-PE pregnancies. We measured plasma cortisol and cytokine levels with immunoassays and assessed the prevalence of T, NK and DC subsets using flow cytometry. RESULTS: The prevalence of CD4+ cells was lower in PE infants, while that of memory T cells was higher. Myeloid DCs had a lower prevalence in PE neonates. Cytokine and cortisol levels were lower in PE neonates. CONCLUSION: Our observations show that PE pregnancies are associated with altered newborn immune status during the first week of life.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia > QR180 Immunology / immunológia
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RG Gynecology and obstetrics / nőgyógyászat, szülészet
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RJ Pediatrics / gyermekgyógyászat
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 08:41
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/64777

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