Cytokine conjugated Myometrium signalling in Human Labor

Author(s): David Adams

Human labor is an inflammatory process that is pathologically linked to infection, bleeding, and excessive uterine stretching. It is physiologically triggered by the combination of hormonal and mechanical variables. Although the causes and messengers of inflammation are still poorly understood, cytokines have been given a significant role. We provide a summary of our current knowledge of the nature, function, and interaction of hormones, cytokines, and chemokine with the myometrium, particularly during labor