Nóra Gullai

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In the present study we investigated whether serotonin release in the hippocampus is subject to regulation via cannabinoid receptors. Both rat and mouse hippocampal slices were preincubated with [3H]serotonin ([3H]5-HT) and superfused with medium containing serotonin reuptake inhibitor citalopram hydrobromide (300 nM). The cannabinoid receptor agonist(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of the Triage placental growth factor (PlGF) assay, together with its prognostic efficiency in determining the need for preterm delivery in all forms of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. A total of 130 pregnant women with a diagnosis of preeclampsia (PE: 23), HELLP syndrome (20),(More)
BACKGROUND Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Failure to detect intrauterine growth restriction in women at high risk has been highlighted as a significant avoidable cause of serious fetal outcome. In this observational study we compare fetal(More)
BACKGROUND Because the pathological background of preeclampsia and its severe variant, HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet counts) appears to involve a pathological maternal-fetal immune adaptation, we examined whether any association could exist between these disorders and polymorphisms of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR)(More)
INTRODUCTION Diagnosis of the presence of disease and prediction of the rate of progression of disease in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy remains a clinical problem. Better methods are needed to determine the magnitude of risk to support patient counseling and clinical management. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether the level of free PlGF is(More)
INTRODUCTION Diagnosis of the presence of disease and prediction of the rate of progression of disease in women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy remains a clinical problem. OBJECTIVES Adequate placentation and placental development are important for normal pregnancy. We determined whether PlGF is a better predictor of delivery before 34+0 and 37+0(More)
An imbalance of maternal circulating pro- and anti-angiogenic factors may play a role in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia. Thrombospondin 2 (TSP-2) is a protein expressed mainly by activated endothelial cells, which acts as a potent anti-angiogenic agent. Our aim was to determine whether serum TSP-2 levels are altered in pre-eclampsia. We enrolled 35(More)
Preeclampsia is one of the most common and most serious complications of pregnancy and the management of this condition still challenges obstetricians. Despite intensive research the etiology of preeclampsia still remains unclear. At the beginning of the 2000s preeclampsia-related research was directed towards factors that influence angiogenesis. Most(More)
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