Association of pre-eclampsia with hyperhomocysteinaemia and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene C677T polymorphism in a Turkish population


Yılmaz H. , Unlucerci Y. M. Y. , Gurdol F. M. , İşbilen E., İsbir T.

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY, cilt.44, ss.423-427, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 44 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1479-828x.2004.00283.x
  • Dergi Adı: AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.423-427

Özet

Background: Hyperhomocysteinaemia is a common finding in a wide variety of pathological conditions that exhibit endothelial disturbances. In the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia, endothelial cell activation or dysfunction has been proposed as a central feature, and the presence of hyperhomocysteinaemia in varying degrees has been detected. One of the known causes of hyperhomocysteinaemia is polymorphism in the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene that lowers the activity of the enzyme.