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BioMed Research International
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 849492, 7 pages
An Influence of Immunomodulation on Th1 and Th2 Immune Response in Endometriosis in an Animal Model
1Department of Mother’s and Child’s Health, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Polna Street 33, 60-535 Poznań, Poland
2Department of Perinatology and Gynecology, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Polna Street 33, 60-535 Poznań, Poland
3Department of Cell Biology, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Rokietnicka 5D Street, 60-806 Poznań, Poland
4The Scientific Research Enterprise RESAN, Street Tolstogo 1, 210026 Vitebsk, Belarus
5Department of Toxicology, Laboratory of Environmental Studies, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Dojazd 30 Street, 60-631 Poznań, Poland
6Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of Wroclaw, Ul. M. Curie-Skłodowskiej 58, 50-369 Wroclaw, Poland
7Department of Biology and Preservation of Environment, K. Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences, Ul. Długa 1/2, 61-848 Poznań, Poland
Received 24 June 2013; Revised 5 September 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013
Academic Editor: Kaei Nasu
Copyright © 2013 K. Szymanowski et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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