Inflammation-related proteins in the blood of extremely low gestational age newborns. The contribution of inflammation to the appearance of developmental regulation

Alan Leviton, Raina Fichorova, Yoshika Yamamoto, Elizabeth N Allred, Olaf Dammann, Jonathan Hecht, Karl Kuban, Thomas McElrath, T Michael O’Shea, Nigel Paneth

Cytokine. 2011;53:66-73

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Some blood protein concentrations increase with ↑ GA. More commonly, the inflammation-related proteins decrease with ↑ GA. We observed this pattern regardless of whether or not the placenta is inflamed.