Raised maternal serum cystatin C: an early pregnancy marker for preeclampsia.

Abstract

The balance between trophoblast cathepsin and decidual cystatin C expression is pivotal in physiological trophoblast development. Defective trophoblast invasion is characteristic of preeclampsia and may involve derangement of the cathepsin/cystatin C balance. We conducted a prospective nested case-control study of healthy women with singleton pregnancies in… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/1933719109336618

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