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Plasma proteinase inhibitory activity in ectopic and molar pregnancy.
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PMID:  23105785     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Antitryptic, antichymotryptic and alpha 2- macroglobulin activities were measured in sera of normal nonpregnant and normal pregnant women and women with tubal ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancies in the first 5 to 7 weeks of pregnancy calculated from the last menstrual period. While alpha 2-macroglobulin decreased in early normal pregnancy compared to nonpregnant state (p<0.001), in ectopic and molar pregnancies there was an increase in alpha 2- macroglobulin activity (p < 0.001), as compared to nonpregnant and normal pregnant women. Antitryptic activity did not increase in normal and ectopic pregnancy, however was increased in molar pregnancy (p < 0.01). Antichymotryptic activities did not show a change either in normal pregnancy or in cases of ectopic and molar pregnancy. Drop in alpha 2- macroglobulin activity to near normal levels in ectopic, 6 weeks post surgery, correlated well with the decrease in β-hCG. However, in molar pregnancy, alpha 2- macroglobulin remained elevated even when the β-hCG levels in serum returned to zero 10 weeks after surgery. The studies suggest a major role for circulating proteinase inhibitors especially alpha 2-macroglobulin in regulating proteinase activity in normal, ectopic and molar pregnancy.
Maya Roche; V P Arun Kumar; S M Ibrahim; K Nalini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-12-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of clinical biochemistry : IJCB     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0970-1915     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Clin Biochem     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  2012-10-30     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708303     Medline TA:  Indian J Clin Biochem     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  352-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biochemistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal, India.
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