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Follistatin-Like 3 Across Gestation in Preeclampsia and Uncomplicated Pregnancies Among Lean and Obese Women.
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PMID:  24700053     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to examine circulating maternal follistatin-like 3 (FSTL-3) by gestational age and obesity in pregnancy and preeclampsia. FSTL-3 was quantified in maternal plasma collected in each trimester from prepregnancy body mass index-determined groups: 15 lean and 24 obese controls and 20 obese women who developed preeclampsia. Repeated measures mixed models and logistic regression were conducted (P ≤ .05). FSTL-3 was not related to maternal adiposity. FSTL-3 changed across pregnancy in lean controls and obese preeclampsia but not in obese controls. FSTL-3 was higher in preeclampsia in the second trimester compared to lean controls and in the third trimester compared to both control groups. Elevated FSTL-3 at mid-gestation was associated with an increased odds of preeclampsia (odds ratio 3.15; 95% confidence interval 1.19-8.36; P = .02). Elevated FSTL-3 concentrations were attributable to preeclampsia and were associated with increased likelihood of later developing preeclampsia, suggesting further study as a biomarker prior to clinically evident disease.
Sandra A Founds; Dianxu Ren; James M Roberts; Arun Jeyabalan; Robert W Powers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-4-3
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Title:  Reproductive sciences (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1933-7205     ISO Abbreviation:  Reprod Sci     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
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Created Date:  2014-4-4     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101291249     Medline TA:  Reprod Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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