Evaluation of the levels of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor in the cervical mucus of women with unexplained infertility


Madendag I. C. , Sahin M. E. , MADENDAĞ Y. , ŞAHİN E. , Karakukcu C.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jog.14299
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY RESEARCH

Özet

Aim Secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) has specific effects on the immune system. SLPI is overexpressed in inflammation triggered by immune responses, which could have significant effects on the local immune responses in cervical mucosa. This over expression may be greater in women with unexplained infertility, which would increase the immune reaction in the cervical region against sperm. The aim of our study was to assess the levels of SLPI in cervical mucus in women with unexplained infertility.