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Microparticles and pregnancy complications.
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PMID:  21262446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Microparticles (MPs) are shed from cell membranes of a variety of cells, promote thrombus formation, mediate pro-inflammatory effects and may cause endothelial dysfunction. Normal pregnancy is characterized by increased levels of MPs compared to non-pregnant healthy women but the prevalence, cell origin and the role of MPs in pregnancy-related complications remain controversial. Normal pregnancy is an acquired hyper-coagulable state due to an increase in procoagulants and decrease in natural anticoagulants. Pregnancy-related complications such as preeclampsia, intrauterine fetal growth restriction (IUGR) and fetal loss are associated with placental dysfunction and may cause significant maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. This article highlights the role of microparticles in maternal placental crosstalk and the interplay between microparticles, thrombosis and pregnancy complications.
Anat Aharon; Benjamin Brenner
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  127S3     ISSN:  1879-2472     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  S67-S71     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Thrombosis and Hemostasis Unit, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel; Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
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