by caryn (10159 Posts), Mon Apr 06, 2009 01:54 pm
Altered concentrations of sL-selectin and elastase confirmed leukocyte activation in preeclampsia. These leukocytes showed up-regulation of Nuclear Factor of Kappa light chain gene enhancer in B cells inhibitor (NFkappaB-1A) and cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor (CDKN)-1A compared with normotensive pregnant women. Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist (IL-1RA) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-R1 were increased compared with those in non-pregnant controls. Monocyte-derived MP were elevated in preeclamptic patients compared with pregnant women. The numbers of cytotoxic T-cell-derived and granulocyte-derived MP were elevated compared with those of non-pregnant women...
So our immune systems are annoyed; measuring markers of immune activity shows elevations in preeclamptics.
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