CXCL6 (granulocyte chemotactic protein-2): A novel chemokine involved in the innate immune response of the amniotic cavity Academic Article uri icon


  • PROBLEM CXCL6 is a potent pro-inflammatory neutrophil chemoattractant and activator whose activity during pregnancy is not well-established. The purpose of this study was to determine if CXCL6 is present in amniotic fluid (AF) and if CXCL6 concentrations in AF change with labor (preterm and term) or intra-amniotic infection/inflammation (IAI).

publication date

  • January 1, 2008