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Magnesium sulfate normalizes placental interleukin-6 secretion in preeclampsia.
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PMID:  20715974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is one of the main proinflammatory mediators of hypertension and endothelial dysfunction in preeclampsia. In this study, we investigated the capacity of the preeclamptic placenta to secrete IL-6 and the effect of magnesium sulfate (MgSO(4)) on it. Placentas from normotensive (37-40 weeks) and preeclamptic (36-40 weeks) pregnancies were dually perfused for 6 h in the absence [normotensive (n = 3); preeclamptic (n = 4)] and presence [normotensive (n = 3); preeclamptic (n = 4)] of MgSO(4). Perfusate samples from the maternal and the fetal circulations were collected at each 30 min throughout the perfusion period and examined for IL-6 by enzyme-linked immunoassay. Statistical analysis was performed using the 2-way analysis of variance. In the absence of MgSO(4), IL-6 levels in the maternal and the fetal circulations of preeclamptic placentas (4.2 ± 1.3 and 0.9 ± 0.5 pg/mL/g cotyledon; respectively) were significantly higher, when compared with normotensive placentas (1.9 ± 0.5 and 0.2 ± 0.2 pg/mL/g cotyledon; respectively) (P < 0.05). Addition of MgSO(4) to the perfusate of normotensive placentas did not affect IL-6 secretion. However, exposure of preeclamptic placentas to MgSO(4) resulted in decreased IL-6 levels in the maternal circulations (1.7 ± 0.3 pg/mL/g cotyledon), when compared with the control group (P < 0.05). In the fetal circulation, the addition of MgSO(4) resulted only in a nonstatistical significant tendency toward decreased IL-6 levels, when compared with the control group. Our findings indicate that the perfused preeclamptic placenta secretes increased levels of IL-6 into the fetal and the maternal circulations and that MgSO(4) may normalize these increased secreted IL-6 levels.
Alaa Amash; Gershon Holcberg; Eyal Sheiner; Mahmoud Huleihel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interferon & cytokine research : the official journal of the International Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1557-7465     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Interferon Cytokine Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507088     Medline TA:  J Interferon Cytokine Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Shraga Segal Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
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