Katja Junus

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BACKGROUND Levels of plasma N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) are elevated in preeclampsia. In this study, the possibility that the placenta produces and releases proBNP/NT-proBNP was explored. Plasma levels of NT-proBNP in early- and late-onset preeclampsia were also measured. METHODS Placental proBNP mRNA in early-onset preeclampsia(More)
The underlying mechanisms behind the obstetric condition pre-eclampsia (PE) are still unclear. Manifestation of PE is heterogeneous and it has therefore been proposed to be a syndrome with different causes rather than one disease with a specific aetiology. Recently, we showed differences in circulating angiogenic factors between two subgroups-early- and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Preeclampsia is a major obstetric problem of unknown etiology. The fact that removal of the placenta is the only cure for preeclampsia, has led to the well-established hypothesis, that the placenta is central in the etiology. Gene profiling and proteomics studies have suggested oxidative stress caused by reperfusion and free oxygen(More)
Plasma levels of NT-proBNP are elevated in women with preeclampsia at the time of diagnosis. The objective of this case-control study was to evaluate N-terminal proBNP (NT-proBNP) in maternal plasma as an early second-trimester biomarker for prediction of early-onset preeclampsia. In early second-trimester samples, women who later developed preeclampsia at(More)
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