Cord blood netrin-1 and -4 concentrations in term pregnancies with normal, restricted and increased fetal growth.

@article{Boutsikou2014CordBN,
  title={Cord blood netrin-1 and -4 concentrations in term pregnancies with normal, restricted and increased fetal growth.},
  author={Theodora Boutsikou and Maria Giotaki and Demetrios Gourgiotis and Maria Boutsikou and Despina D. Briana and Antonios S Marmarinos and Stavroula Baka and Demetrios Hassiakos and Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner},
  journal={The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 18},
  pages={1849-53}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine levels of the possible angioregulatory molecules netrin-1 and -4, in intrauterine-growth-restricted (IUGR), large for gestational age (LGA) (both groups characterized by altered angiogenic mechanisms) and appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA) pregnancies. METHODS Cord blood (UC) netrin-1 and -4 concentrations were measured in 30 IUGR, 30 LGA and 20 AGA infants and their mothers (MS). RESULTS Netrin-1 and -4 concentrations did not differ in all groups. UC netrin-4… CONTINUE READING