Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) may be a marker of systemic oxidative stress in normotensive and preeclamptic term pregnancies.

@article{Kharfi2005HumanCG,
  title={Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) may be a marker of systemic oxidative stress in normotensive and preeclamptic term pregnancies.},
  author={Abdelaziz Kharfi and Yves Gigu{\`e}re and Pierre De Grandpr{\'e} and Jean-Marie Moutquin and J M Forest},
  journal={Clinical biochemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={717-21}
}
OBJECTIVES In vitro studies on placental function have revealed interactions between levels of secretion of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) by trophoblastic cells and oxidative stress generated by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Here, we have examined the relationship between maternal levels of hCG and H2O2 in vivo in term pregnancies with and without preeclampsia. DESIGN AND METHODS We measured serum levels of hCG and H2O2 in twenty preeclamptic and twenty normotensive term pregnant women… CONTINUE READING

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