Involvement of prostaglandin F-2 alpha in preeclamptic human umbilical vein vasospasm: a role of prostaglandin F and thromboxane A(2) receptors

Topal G. , Foudi N., Uydes-Dogan B. S. , Cachina T., Kucur M., Gezer A., ...More

JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION, vol.28, no.12, pp.2438-2445, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/hjh.0b013e32833e868f
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2438-2445


Objective Preeclampsia is characterized by hypertension and proteinuria developing after 20 weeks of gestation. Increased vasoconstriction can be one of the major underlying pathophysiological event in this syndrome. We examined the role of vasoconstrictor prostanoid, prostaglandin F-2 alpha (PGF(2 alpha)) in preeclamptic and normotensive human umbilical veins.