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The roles of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnancy, lactation and infancy: review of current knowledge and consensus recommendations
Abstract This paper reviews current knowledge on the role of the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3) and arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4n-6), in maternalExpand
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Placental mesenchymal stem cells as potential autologous graft for pre- and perinatal neuroregeneration.
OBJECTIVE Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have a broad differentiation potential. We aimed to determine if MSCs are present in fetal membranes and placental tissue and to assess their potential toExpand
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Maternal age‐ and gestation‐specific risk for trisomy 21
To provide estimates of maternal age‐ and gestational age‐related risks for trisomy 21.
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Optimized real-time quantitative PCR measurement of male fetal DNA in maternal plasma.
DNA of fetal origin is present in the plasma of pregnant women. The quantitative measurement of circulatory fetal DNA (cfDNA) by real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) has been applied to investigate aExpand
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Characterization of an immortalized human granulosa cell line (COV434).
We have investigated the biological characteristics of an immortalized granulosa cell line (COV434), which may be used to study follicular and oocyte maturation in vitro. Granulosa cell function wasExpand
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Induction of neutrophil extracellular DNA lattices by placental microparticles and IL-8 and their presence in preeclampsia.
Preeclampsia, a severe pregnancy-related disorder, involves an overt activation of the maternal innate immune system, proposed to result from the elevated release of inflammatory syncytiotrophoblastExpand
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Potential markers of preeclampsia – a review
Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. The early identification of patients with an increased risk for preeclampsia is therefore one of theExpand
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Fetal gender and aneuploidy detection using fetal cells in maternal blood: analysis of NIFTY I data
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Fetal Cell Isolation Study (NIFTY) is a prospective, multicenter clinical project to develop non‐invasive methods of prenatal diagnosis.Expand
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Elevation of both maternal and fetal extracellular circulating deoxyribonucleic acid concentrations in the plasma of pregnant women with preeclampsia.
OBJECTIVE Elevated amounts of circulating fetal deoxyribonucleic acid in maternal plasma have recently been detected in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia. We attempted to confirm this findingExpand
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Levels of plasma circulating cell free nuclear and mitochondrial DNA as potential biomarkers for breast tumors
BackgroundWith the aim to simplify cancer management, cancer research lately dedicated itself more and more to discover and develop non-invasive biomarkers. In this connection, circulating cell-freeExpand
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