Inflammatory Cytokines in the Pathophysiology of P

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Inflammatory Cytokines in the Pathophysiology of P

Postby caryn » Sat Apr 05, 2008 09:39 pm

TNF-alpha activates the endothelin system in placental, renal, and vascular tissues, and IL-6 stimulates the RAS. These findings suggest that inflammatory cytokines elevate blood pressure during pregnancy by activating multiple neurohumoral and endothelial factors.

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