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Hydrogen sulfide producing enzymes in pregnancy and preeclampsia.
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PMID:  22391326     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Preeclampsia, a human pregnancy specific disorder is characterized by an anti-angiogenic state. As hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) has pro-angiogenic and anti-oxidative characteristics, we hypothesized that H(2)S levels could play a role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia and studied the placental expression of the H(2)S-producing enzymes cystathionine-γ-lyase (CSE) and cystathionine-β-synthase (CBS). CBS and CSE protein are expressed in the fetal-placental endothelium and CBS only in Hofbauer cells. CBS mRNA expression is decreased (p = 0.002) in early-onset preeclampsia, while CSE mRNA is unchanged. Thus, down regulation of CBS during early-onset preeclampsia may result in less H(2)S-production and may aid in the anti-angiogenic state.
K M Holwerda; E M Bos; A Rajakumar; C Ris-Stalpers; M G van Pampus; A Timmer; J J H M Erwich; M M Faas; H van Goor; A T Lely
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Placenta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006349     Medline TA:  Placenta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, Division of Pathology, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, PO Box 30001, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands.
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