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Amniotic Fluid Levels of Multiple Anti-Angiogenic

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Amniotic Fluid Levels of Multiple Anti-Angiogenic

Postby caryn » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:20 am

Significant elevation of leptin can be detected in AF 2 months earlier than the appearance of symptoms; thus, it may be used as a predictive marker for preeclampsia. The increase of these antiangiogenic proteins supports the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in pathogenesis of preeclampsia...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20080845

So these weird soluble factor levels are also showing up in the amniotic fluid. Leptin in particular was high, which is related to the placenta's "hijacking" of the maternal metabolism.

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