Serum deoxycytidylate deaminase as an index of high-risk pregnancy.


Serum deoxycytidylate deaminase (EC, dCMP deaminase) activity was routinely estimated over 7 years in 2460 pregnancies. The results confirm that elevated dCMP deaminase activity (greater than 4.8 units) is associated with the development of pre-eclampsia but not with essential hypertension in pregnancy; a high rising level can precede eclampsia… (More)


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