Published in Women's Health Weekly, September 18th, 2003
"The ability of main reproductive hormones such as chorionic gonadotropin (CG), estradiol, and progesterone to regulate apoptosis of human neutrophils was studied. The hormones were studied separately and in physiological combinations specific for different trimesters of pregnancy. A low dose of CG (101 U/ml) increased the spontaneous apoptosis of neutrophils, whereas its combination with estradiol and progesterone corresponding to that of trimester III of pregnancy significantly decreased this parameter," scientists in Russia reported.
"The stimulating effect of CG was prevented by an inhibitor of...
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