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Effect of factors produced by the placenta on cytokine secretion by THP-1 cells cultured on a 3D scaffold


, : Effect of factors produced by the placenta on cytokine secretion by THP-1 cells cultured on a 3D scaffold. Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine 156(4): 566-570

We compared the effects of soluble products from the placenta obtained from women with normal pregnancy and pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia on cytokine secretion by THP-1 cells cultured on a 3D Matrigel scaffold. In the presence of soluble products from all placentas, the cells actively secreted IL-8, MCP-1, and soluble forms of CD14, TNFRI, and TNFRII receptors. Secretion of VEGF was below the spontaneous level. Secretion of IL-6 by THP-1 cells after incubation with soluble products of the placentas obtained during weeks 9-11 of physiological pregnancy and 38-39 of pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia surpassed the spontaneous level. In the presence of soluble factors of trimester I placentas, secretion of IL-6 and soluble form of TNFRI receptor was higher than in the presence of trimester III placental factors. Secretion of IL-6 by THP-1 cells was higher, while secretion of soluble TNFRII receptor was lower in the presence of placentas from women with preeclampsia in comparison with physiological pregnancy.

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PMID: 24771450

DOI: 10.1007/s10517-014-2397-0


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