Induction of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist in rhesus monkeys after intraamniotic infection with group B streptococci or interleukin-1 infusion
Genome-Wide Association Study
Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques
Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist is a normal component of monkey amniotic fluid. Intraamniotic infection or the appearance of interleukin-1 beta in the amniotic fluid results in increased production of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. Under physiologic conditions interleukin-1 receptor antagonist in amniotic fluid may inhibit interleukin-1-induced preterm labor.