Activin A Plasma Levels at Birth: An Index of Fetal Hypoxia in Preterm Newborn

Abstract

Activin-A is a growth factor involved in cell growth and differentiation, neuronal survival, early embrionic development and erythropoiesis. Hypoxemia is a specific trigger for increasing activin-A in fetal lamb circulation. We tested the hypothesis that fetal hypoxia induces activin-A secretion in preterm newborn infants. Fifty newborn infants with… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/01.PDR.0000086905.71963.1D

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