Cloning and sequencing of a 21 kDa outer membrane protein gene of Leptospira interrogans serovar Canicola strain Hond Utrecht IV
Cheema, P.S.; Srivastava, S.K.; Chaudhuri, P.; Amutha, R.; Singh, S.; Sankar, M.; Thangapandian, E.
Veterinary Research Communications 31(5): 521-527
ISSN/ISBN: 0165-7380 PMID: 17221364 DOI: 10.1007/s11259-007-3538-y
Pregnancy toxaemia is a metabolic disorder that results from an inadequate energy supply to the growing maternal-fetal unit. The mechanism underlying the pathogenesis of the syndrome has not been fully clarified; however, a key role for cytokines and chemokines including interleukin 1 beta (IL-1 beta), tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and monocyte chemotactic protein 1 (MCP-1) has been indicated in women and experimental animals.