The role of human beta defensins 2 and 3 in the second trimester amniotic fluid in predicting preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes

@article{Iavazzo2009TheRO,
  title={The role of human beta defensins 2 and 3 in the second trimester amniotic fluid in predicting preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes},
  author={C Iavazzo and Kostantinos Tassis and Dimitrios Gourgiotis and Maria Boutsikou and Stavroula Baka and Demetrios Hassiakos and A. Hadjithomas and Dimitris Botsis and Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={281},
  pages={793-799}
}
AimHuman beta defensins 2 (HBD2) and 3 (HBD3) are peptides expressed in the amnion and chorion. This is a matched case control study conducted in our Department to determine whether second trimester amniotic fluid HBD2 and HBD3 concentrations measured at the time of genetic amniocentesis could be potential markers of preterm labor prediction.MethodsAmniotic fluid HBD2 and HBD3 were determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) Women with preterm labor were defined as cases (N = 41… CONTINUE READING
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