Blood macrophage colony-stimulating factor and thrombin-antithrombin III complex concentrations in pregnancy and preeclampsia.

@article{Hayashi1998BloodMC,
  title={Blood macrophage colony-stimulating factor and thrombin-antithrombin III complex concentrations in pregnancy and preeclampsia.},
  author={Masatoshi Hayashi and Masahide Numaguchi and Naohiko Ohkubo and Y. Yaoi},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={315 4},
  pages={251-7}
}
Macrophage colony-stimulating factor (M-CSF) is a characteristic cytokine that plays an essential role in placenta maintenance, and thrombin-antithrombin III complex (TAT) is a hemostatic marker that is remarkably altered both in normal pregnancy and in preeclampsia. The present study was designed in order to show various levels of M-CSF and TAT in pregnancies. Peripheral blood was collected from 49 subjects, of whom 31 were normal pregnant women consisting of the four groups (namely 10th, 20th… CONTINUE READING