Fibroblast growth factor 2 is elevated in term maternal and cord serum and amniotic fluid in pregnancies complicated by diabetes: relationship to fetal and placental size.


We previously detected immunoreactive fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) in maternal and fetal circulations. Here, we determined whether the amounts of FGF-2 in term maternal serum, cord serum, and amniotic fluid were altered in pregnancies complicated by diabetes, as these are associated with a higher incidence of fetal macrosomia and increased placental… (More)


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