Reduced Levels of Plasma Kisspeptin During the Antenatal Booking Visit Are Associated With Increased Risk of Miscarriage

@inproceedings{Jayasena2014ReducedLO,
  title={Reduced Levels of Plasma Kisspeptin During the Antenatal Booking Visit Are Associated With Increased Risk of Miscarriage},
  author={Channa N L Jayasena and Ali Abbara and Chioma Izzi-Engbeaya and Alexander N Comninos and Richard A. Harvey and Juan Gonzalez Maffe and Zubair Sarang and Zainab Ganiyu-Dada and Antonio Padilha and Mandish K Dhanjal and Catherine Williamson and Lesley Regan and Mohammad A. Ghatei and Stephen R. Bloom and Waljit S. Dhillo},
  booktitle={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2014}
}
CONTEXT Kisspeptin is a recently identified hormone encoded by the KISS1 gene, playing a critical role in human reproduction. Plasma kisspeptin levels rise dramatically during normal pregnancy due to placental synthesis, which implicates it as a potential tool for assessing risks of pregnancy complications. No previous prospective study has investigated the association between plasma kisspeptin and risk of miscarriage. OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine whether a single… CONTINUE READING