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Adenosine deaminase activity

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Adenosine deaminase activity

Postby caryn » Fri May 14, 2010 11:40 am

by caryn (10131 Posts), Fri May 14, 2010 11:40 am

...The mean serum ADA level in the non-pregnant women was higher than that in the normal pregnant women (23.21 +/- 6.3 v 14.69 +/- 3.2, p<0.001). Amongst the pregnant women, mean serum ADA in the hypertensive and pre-eclamptic women was significantly higher than that in the normal pregnant group (p<0.001). CONCLUSION: These findings indicate a probable decrease in cellular immunity in normal pregnancy and an enhanced cell mediated immunity in pre-eclampsia.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306731

So yet another serum value that's off, in this case one that ramps up innate immune system response.

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