Published in Women's Health Weekly, August 3rd, 2006
Study 1: Women with select pregnancy complications display alterations of angiogenesis factors.
According to a study from Finland, "Placental bed vascular function is compromised in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia (PE), intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and maternal diabetes mellitus (DM). We performed an immunohistochemical analysis of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), its receptors (VEGFR)-1 and -2, and the Tie-1 and -2 receptors in cryostat tissue sections of the placental bed from healthy women (n=5) and women with PE (n=5), IUGR (n=5), and DM...
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