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Decreased expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor and visfatin in the placental bed of pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia.
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PMID:  22380724     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Aim:  The aim of the present study was to examine the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and visfatin in the third trimester placental bed of pregnancies with and without preeclampsia (PE). Material and Methods:  The study group consisted of placental bed biopsy tissues obtained from pregnancies with (n = 20) and without (n = 20) PE. The normotensive controls without PE were matched for gestational age at delivery with patients with PE. The expression of VEGF and visfatin in the placental bed tissues were evaluated using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunohistochemistry and Western blot. Results:  There was no statistical difference between the PE group and the normotensive control group in age and body mass index (BMI). The expression of VEGF and visfatin was significantly decreased in the PE group compared with the normotensive control group (P < 0.05). Conclusion:  This study showed decreased expressions of VEGF and visfatin in the third trimester placental bed of pregnancies with PE compared with the normotensive controls. This result suggests that decreased expression of these angiogenic factors in placental bed may be associated with the pathogenesis of PE.
Authors:
Seung-Chul Kim; Min Jung Park; Bo-Sun Joo; Jong-Kil Joo; Dong-Soo Suh; Kyu-Sup Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Research Institute, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Center for Reproductive Medicine, Good Moonhwa Hospital, Busan, Korea.
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