Blog
About

  • Record: found
  • Abstract: found
  • Article: not found

Correlation of P-selectin and lipoprotein(a), and other lipid parameters in preeclampsia.

Clinical and Experimental Medicine

Statistics as Topic, Adult, Cholesterol, HDL, blood, Cholesterol, LDL, Female, Gestational Age, Humans, Lipoprotein(a), P-Selectin, Pre-Eclampsia, Pregnancy

Read this article at

ScienceOpenPubMed
Bookmark
      There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

      Abstract

      Preeclampsia is a pregnancy specific disorder and is thought to be associated with generalized endothelial dysfunction. P-selectin, an adhesion molecule, mediates the interaction of monocytes, platelets, and endothelial cells. Increased P-selectin levels and altered lipid and lipoprotein metabolism were reported in preeclampsia and during pregnancy. In order to investigate the relationship between serum P-selectin and lipoprotein(a), and other lipid parameters, 28 preeclampsia [13 severe (group I) and 15 mild preeclampsia (group II), 15 healthy pregnant (group III) and 20 non-pregnant (group IV)] women were investigated. Serum P-selectin, lipoprotein(a), total cholesterol, triglyceride, and high density lipoprotein cholesterol were measured and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol was derived. Serum P-selectin concentrations were consistently and significantly higher in the severe preeclampsia group than in the mild preeclampsia, healthy pregnancy, and non-pregnant control groups (P<0.0001, for all). The mild preeclampsia group also had increased serum P-selectin concentrations compared with the healthy pregnancy group and non-pregnant controls (P<0.05 and P<0.0001, respectively). Serum P-selectin and lipoprotein(a) levels revealed a significant and linear increase with the severity of preeclampsia. There were also significant (in groups I and II) and borderline (in groups III and IV) correlations between P-selectin and total cholesterol. The present study suggests that P-selectin may be an additional risk marker for preeclampsia, and may be useful in distinguishing women with mild and severe preeclampsia and normal pregnancy.

      Related collections

      Author and article information

      Journal
      12049188

      Comments

      Comment on this article