Cord Compression May Rapidly Influence Expression

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Cord Compression May Rapidly Influence Expression

Postby caryn » Sat Apr 05, 2008 08:49 pm

In cord compression, the transportation of oxygen from the placenta to the fetus is blocked, and it is speculated that during blockade the originally hypoxic placenta may become hyperoxic. We compared the placental gene expression profiles of one pre-eclamptic patient with cord compression (the index patient) to the profiles of patients with PE and those of normal pregnancy controls (including one woman with cord compression).

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