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Magnesium sulfate ameliorates maternal and fetal inflammation in a rat model of maternal infection.
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PMID:  21272846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: Magnesium sulfate is proposed to have neuroprotective effects in the offspring. We examined the effects of maternal magnesium sulfate administration on maternal and fetal inflammatory responses in a rat model of maternal infection. STUDY DESIGN:: Pregnant rats were injected with saline, Gram-negative bacterial endotoxin lipopolysaccharide or lipopolysaccharide with magnesium sulfate (pre- and/or after lipopolysaccharide) to mimic infection. Maternal blood, amniotic fluid, fetal blood, and fetal brains were collected 4 hours after lipopolysaccharide and assayed for tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and growth-related oncogene-KC. In addition, the effect of magnesium sulfate on cytokine production by an astrocytoma cell line was assessed. RESULTS:: Lipopolysaccharide administration induced tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-6, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and growth-related oncogene-KC expression in maternal and fetal compartments. Maternal magnesium sulfate treatment significantly attenuated lipopolysaccharide-induced multiple proinflammatory mediator levels in maternal and fetal compartments. CONCLUSION:: Antenatal magnesium sulfate administration significantly ameliorated maternal, fetal, and gestational tissue-associated inflammatory responses in an experimental model of maternal infection.
Hima B Tam Tam; Oonagh Dowling; Xiangying Xue; Dawnette Lewis; Burton Rochelson; Christine N Metz
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Manhasset, NY.
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