Cytokine expression in response to bacterial antigens in preterm and term infant cord blood monocytes Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • Cytokines
  • Fetal Blood
  • Monocytes

abstract

  • Monocytes from term neonates compared to preterm neonates show a downregulated anti-inflammatory response to specific bacteria. High neonatal response to pathogenic E. coli in the preterm infant could cause uncontrolled inflammatory response, while lower IL-6 response to S. epidermidis in neonates may indicate a basis for vulnerability to S. epidermidis infection.

publication date

  • June 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000112541

PubMed ID

  • 18097152

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 8

end page

  • 15

volume

  • 94

number

  • 1