These authors contributed equally.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Cytokine Array Comparisons of Plasma from Cycling Fertile Women on Cycle Day 5 and Ovulation
Article first published online: 11 AUG 2009
© 2009 John Wiley & Sons A/S
American Journal of Reproductive Immunology
Volume 62, Issue 3, pages 158–164, September 2009
How to Cite
Hatta, K., Bilinski, M. J., Haladyn, J. K., Roy, J. J., Horrocks, J., Van Den Heuvel, M. J., Han, V. K. and Croy, B. A. (2009), ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Cytokine Array Comparisons of Plasma from Cycling Fertile Women on Cycle Day 5 and Ovulation. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 62: 158–164. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0897.2009.00725.x
- Issue published online: 11 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 11 AUG 2009
- Submitted March 21, 2009; accepted June 29, 2009.
- Cytokine array;
- menstrual cycle;
Problem To identify plasma immuno-regulatory molecules up or down regulated between the follicular phase and ovulation of the human menstrual cycle.
Method of study RayBio® cytokine arrays were used to screen 174 immuno-regulatory molecules in plasma collected during the follicular phase at menstrual cycle day 5 and at ovulation from five healthy, non-smoking, fertile women of reproductive age not using hormonal contraception.
Results A total of 23 differentially expressed molecules were found: 10 molecules were differentially up-regulated and 13 down-regulated at ovulation compared with that at the follicular phase (α = 0.05, false discovery rate of 0.45).
Conclusion Circulating immuno-regulatory molecules fluctuate over the menstrual cycle in healthy women. The combination of differentially expressed molecules suggests roles in cyclical regulation of angiogenesis and immune cell trafficking.