The effect of vitamin C and E on placental lipid peroxidation and antioxidative enzymes in perfused placenta.

BACKGROUND To investigate placental lipid peroxidation products and antioxidative enzymes after vitamin C and/or E infusions into the maternal circulation of normal and preeclamptic placentas perfused in vitro. METHODS Placentas from 29 normal and six preeclamptic women delivered between 27 and 41 weeks of gestation were used in the study. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING