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BACKGROUND The presence of fibronectin fragments has been observed in some inflammatory diseases and is believed to reflect tissue breakdown. In this study, possible fibronectin fragmentation and alterations in its domain and sialyl and fucosyl glycotope expressions were analyzed in amniotic fluids in relation to intrauterine infection. METHODS Samples of(More)
Prematurity is of one of the main causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Clinical observations show, that periodontitis in pregnant women can be a direct risk factor for preterm labor, with a greater influence rate compared to other risk factors. The aim of the study was to asses the relationship between periodontal diseases and PLBW in the population(More)
We aimed to analyze possible alternations in the sialylation and fucosylation of α(1)-acid glycoprotein (AGP) in pregnancies complicated by postmature syndrome. The relative amounts of sialyl- and fucosyl-glycotopes on AGP were analyzed in 49 plasma and 49 amniotic fluid samples from postmature and normal pregnancies with gestational ages of 41 to 42 weeks(More)
OBJECTIVES Fibronectin (FN) is a multifunctional glycoprotein appearing in various glycovariants with potential biological activities. Using lectins we analyzed the expression of terminal glycotopes on human milk fibronectin over lactation and compared it with that of the mother's plasma. DESIGN AND METHODS FN concentration and relative amounts of its(More)
OBJECTIVE Terminal-located glycotopes on immunoglobulin G (IgG) are potential ligands engaged in the interactions that may modulate the biological activities of IgG. The expressions of sialic acid and fucose residues on amniotic IgG were evaluated here in relation to the progression of normal human pregnancy. METHODS Sialyl-glycotope and fucosyl-glycotope(More)
BACKGROUND Alterations in the AGP glycoform pattern are not only disease related, but also can occur during physiological processes such as pregnancy. In this paper, possible changes in human amniotic fluid AGP glycan branching and in the type of sialic acid glycosidic attachment to glycans were analyzed with regard to different stages of human pregnancy.(More)
BACKGROUND Because terminal sugars of α-1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) are reported to be involved in anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory processes, their expressions might have an influence on the proper function of immune system of newborns. Here, relative amounts of sialylated and fucosylated glycotopes on human milk AGP over normal lactation were(More)
Metabolic profiles of amniotic fluid and maternal blood are sources of valuable information about fetus development and can be potentially useful in diagnosis of pregnancy disorders. In this study, we applied 1H NMR-based metabolic profiling to track metabolic changes occurring in amniotic fluid (AF) and plasma (PL) of healthy mothers over the course of(More)
Respiratory disorders during pregnancy are connected with its physiology. About half of pregnant women suffer from dyspnea on exertion and some 20 % also from dyspnea at rest. Symptoms may intensify in obese patients. Smoking and respiratory disorders influence the well-being of the fetus. This study evaluates respiratory function in pregnant women as(More)
HPV infections are currently the most frequent cause of genital infections in the USA. Risk factors are early onset of sexual activity, multiple sexual partners, a history STDs, an early age of first pregnancy and tobacco use. In the past, HPV viruses were thought to be STDs, but it is now known that penetration is not necessary. Skin-to-skin or(More)