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Umbilical cord gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and placental dysfunction.
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PMID:  2566525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Placental dysfunction has been suspected if human placental lactogen level and/or cystine-aminopeptidase activity were lower than 10th centile. Significant rise in gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP) has been found in samples of arterial cord blood of newborns born to mothers with placental insufficiency. We observed the relationship between GGTP activity and decrease in cord pH and lower Apgar score of corresponding infants. We suggest that chronic hypoxemia as a consequence of placental dysfunction may result in damage of fetal liver cells.
J Bartnicki; A Sledziewski; M Jóźwik; J Urban
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1989 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-10     Completed Date:  1989-07-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Białystok, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Fetal Blood / enzymology*
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Liver / embryology
Placenta Diseases / diagnosis*
Placental Insufficiency / diagnosis*
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / blood*
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