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Original Article A Study for IL-6, IL-13 and TIMP-3 Expressions of Placenta, Fetus and Endometrium in Pregnant Mice after Treatment with Lipopolysaccharide.
Sung Ran Hong, In Gul Moon, Ju Young Seoh, Yee Jeong Kim, Sung Sook Kim, Woon Sup Han
Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine 1998;32(5):352-361
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1Department of Pathology, Samsung Cheil Hospital, Medical College, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Endocrinology Research Laboratory, Samsung Cheil Hospital, Medical College, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Ulsan University, Korea.
4Department of Microbiology, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
5Department of Pathology, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

We examined C3H pregnant mice at 15 days (70% gestation) after treatment of lipopolysaccaride (LPS) to observe the changes of IL-6 concentration in maternal serum and amniotic fluid and expression of IL-6, IL-13 & TIMP-3 in placenta, fetus and endometrium, and to investigate the correlation among IL-6, IL-13 and TIMP-3. The results were as follows: 1) IL-6 in serum and amniotic fluid after treatment of LPS was significantly elevated; peaked at 1, 2, 4, 5 hours and decreased to control level at 8 hours (P<0.05). IL-6 in placental disc, chorioamnionic membrane, fetus, decidua and endometrial epithelium was overexpressed significantly at 1, 2, 4 hours after treatment of LPS (P<0.05). IL-6 overexpression was more significantly increased in maternal tissue than fetal tissue (P<0.05). 2) Increased concentration of amniotic fluid IL-6 was equally originated from transplacental crossage of maternal serum IL-6, and direct local production of IL-6 from placenta, fetus and endometrium (P<0.05). 3) IL-13 in placental disc, chorioamnionic membrane, fetus, decidua and endometrial epithelium was overexpressed after treatment of LPS, but not significant statistically. 4) TIMP-3 was overexpressed in placental disc, chorioamnionic membrane, fetus and decidua. TIMP-3 overexpression was more significant in placental disc than other tissues (P<0.05). 5) Overexpressions in IL-13 and IL-6 revealed direct proportional correlation coefficient (Spearman correlation coefficient, 0.5212 ; P<0.05). IL-6 expression was a head of overexpression of TIMP-3, but not significant. In conclusion, all of IL-6, IL-13 and TIMP-3 relate with inflammatory response, especially IL-6 in maternal serum, amniotic fluid and tissue of placenta, fetus and endometrium was so sensitive that it can be an indicator for antenatal diagnosis of chorioamnonitis, and amniotic fluid IL-6 is equally originated from maternal serum and from tissue of placenta, fetus and endometrium. IL-13 and TIMP-3 may have parallel correlation to the IL-6 in fetal and maternal tissue after treatment of LPS.

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