Influence of fetectomy on serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A concentrations in the baboon.


In baboons as in humans, the placenta is a source of various peptides, including pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A). However, our present understanding of the regulation of PAPP-A production is incomplete. We have demonstrated that after fetectomy, the baboon placenta retains steroidogenic capacity and is maintained in utero until delivered… (More)


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