pregnancy-associated plasma protein A


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pregnancy-associated plasma protein A

Abbreviation: PAPP-A
A plasma protein that is used as a screening test between 8 and 14 weeks gestation; diminished levels of the protein suggest an increased risk for Down syndrome, intrauterine growth retardation, preeclampsia, and stillbirth.
See also: protein
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Time-resolved immunofluorometric assay of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A in maternal serum screening for Down's syndrome in first trimester of pregnancy.
Dual-label time-resolved immunofluorometric assay for simultaneous determination of pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and free [beta]-subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin.
A sensitive enzyme immunoassay for pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A): a possible first trimester method of screening for Down syndrome and other trisomies.
Antiserum to pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) recognizes human haptoglobin.
Specific and reversible interaction between pregnancy-associated plasma protein A and heparin.
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