Characterisation of non-maternal serum proteins in amniotic fluid at weeks 16 to 18 of gestation.

@article{Drhse1998CharacterisationON,
  title={Characterisation of non-maternal serum proteins in amniotic fluid at weeks 16 to 18 of gestation.},
  author={H B Dr\ohse and Henrik Christensen and V Myrh\oj and Susanne S\orensen},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={276 2},
  pages={109-20}
}
Proteins found in amniotic fluid are mainly serum proteins, probably of maternal origin. About 5% of the total protein concentration has the potential of being fetal or decidual in origin. Only a few of these proteins have been isolated and characterised. In order to describe the foetal and decidual components in amniotic fluid more extensively, a polyspecific antiserum to amniotic fluid at weeks 16-18 of gestation was raised. Specificities in the antiserum to serum proteins were removed by… CONTINUE READING