Alisha Khera

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INTRODUCTION Placental oxidative stress has been implicated in pregnancy complications and previous work has shown that selenium can protect trophoblast mitochondria from oxidative stress. This report examines mitochondrial function and content in trophoblasts supplemented with selenium. METHODS Swan-71, JEG-3 and BeWo cells and placental tissue were(More)
INTRODUCTION Oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia, a placental disorder affecting approximately 7% of pregnancies. Trophoblast cells are susceptible to oxidative stress which causes increased cell death and placental turnover. In this study, inhibitors of the mitochondrial respiratory chain were utilised to induce(More)
The human placenta provides life support for the developing foetus, and a healthy placenta is a prerequisite to a healthy start to life. Placental tissue is subject to oxidative stress which can lead to pathological conditions of pregnancy such as preeclampsia, preterm labour and intrauterine growth restriction. Up-regulation of endogenous anti-oxidants may(More)
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