Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 16th, 2006
According to a study from the United States, "Women who are carrying a trisomy 13 fetus are more prone to develop preeclampsia. Excess circulating soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 has been implicated recently in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia."
"Since the fms-like tyrosine kinase-1/soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 gene is located on chromosome 13q12, we hypothesized that the extra copy of this gene in trisomy 13 may lead to excess circulating soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1, reduced free placental growth factor level, and increased soluble fms-like tyrosine...
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