Navigation Links
Placental Proteins Could Be Responsible For Pre-eclampsia

Scientists have reported a breakthrough, towards the testing and cure for the pregnancy disorder pre-eclampsia.//

The researchers from the US National Institutes of Health team found women with pre-eclampsia had high levels of two proteins several months before developing the condition. Reporting their findings they explained that the two proteins secreted by the placenta might be responsible for virtually all cases of pre-eclampsia, which is a severe complication of pregnancy that can be fatal to mother or baby.

The research, that is to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine, was collected after analysing the blood from 4,500 pregnant women. The experts have however cautioned that a cure and an early detection test could still take a while to be fully developed. It was explained that pre-eclampsia is usually caused by a defect in the placenta towards the end of the pregnancy that could then cause high blood pressure and kidney problems.

Statistics have shown that up to 1 in 10 pregnant women suffer from pre-eclampsia while 1 in 50 suffer from severe problems. Figures also show that in UK alone it is responsible for the deaths of around 5 women and 600 babies each year.

The scientific community, world over are still in the dark and are not fully clear as to the exact cause of the placental defects. It is known however that family history, being 40 years of age, and being pregnant for the first time could significantly increase the risk of the condition.

The researchers conducting their study on 120 women, who had developed pre-eclampsia late in pregnancy, had raised levels of the soluble form of the two proteins, namely endoglin and fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 in their bloodstreams as compared to those who did not get pre-eclampsia. They further significantly noted that the raised levels of proteins could be seen in almost 3 months before the development of the disease.

The research ers while stating that it was still unclear as to exactly how the disparity caused pre-eclampsia, did suggest that this would probably deny the blood vessels of essential nutrients, which could cause them to sicken and die.

Elias Zerhouni, the Health director of the National Institutes said, “The finding appears to be an important step in developing a cure for pre-eclampsia. It may also provide the basis for predicting whether or not a woman will develop the disorder.”

Maggie Blott, of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology, said, “If we had a reliable screening tests and especially a cure it could make a huge difference to many women. Pre-eclampsia often develops very quickly so knowing a woman was likely to get it would be a great help. However, I think we are still a long way from such a situation.”

Related medicine news :

1. Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds
2. Pregnant Women With Placental Infection Have Doubled Risk of Recurrence
3. Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section
4. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
5. Cholesterol can be lowered using combination of Soy Proteins and Sterols
6. Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins
7. Cancer Causing Proteins Trigger Abnormal Biochemical Reactions In Cells
8. NR2B Proteins Lead To Chronic Pain
9. Methyl-DNA binding Proteins To Fight Cancer
10. Ape Humans? Alterations in Proteins Affects Genes.
11. Researchers Discover Two Proteins Involved In Cellular Destruction Of HIV Virus
Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/27/2016)... Lafayette, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... a pioneer in the patient payment industry today announced its strategic partnership ... and health system workflows. , The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery ... of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , ... for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for ... is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused on the ... announced that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized ... has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor ... the third quarter of 2016, and to report ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... . ... ... ... Astellas is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Experian Health, the healthcare industry ... patient payment and care experience, today announced ... and services that will enhance the breadth ... These award-winning solutions will enable healthcare professionals ... in an ever-changing environment and redefine front-office ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: