pregnancy serum


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pregnancy serum

Serum collected from pregnant women.
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QF-II was cleaved efficiently by recombinant PAPP-A, but not by an inactive mutated PAPP-A variant (E483Q) (25) or PAPP-A/ proMBP complex purified from pregnancy serum (21) (Fig.
Our data are in agreement with expectations, including the [FT.sub.4] correlation with T3RU and the higher cord serum T3RU compared with maternal pregnancy serum.
The pregnancy serum samples were stored at -20 [degrees]C and all other clinical samples at -70 [degrees]C before use.
Total PCB concentrations were determined in serum from ages 5 and 7 years, and data were also available on PCB concentrations in maternal pregnancy serum, maternal milk, and, for a subgroup, the child's serum at 18 months of age.
PAPP-A isolated from pregnancy serum is a disulfide-bound 2:2 complex with the proform of eosinophil major basic protein (proMBP) in which each PAPP-A subunit is connected to a proMBP subunit by 2 disulfide bonds (11).
In another type of study, stored maternal pregnancy serum was analyzed for sex hormone-binding globulin and total testosterone, and the female offspring, as adults, completed questionnaires about masculine and feminine behavior before their blood was analyzed (Udry et al.
Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), [3] an [[alpha].sub.2]-mobile glycoprotein, was first identified in the early 1970s as a high-molecular weight constituent found in human late pregnancy serum (1).
Selecting human chorionic gonadotropin immunoassays: consideration of crossreacting molecules in first trimester pregnancy serum and urine.
Because of the high concentrations of free estrone and estriol in pregnancy serum, we had to confirm that no cross-reaction occurred when low concentrations of estradiol esters were determined.
Calibrators were produced from a 40-week pregnancy serum pool diluted in dilution buffer [0.5 mol/L NaCl, 2.7 mmol/L KCl, 1.5 mmol/L K[H.sub.2]P[0.sub.4], 6.5 mmol/L [Na.sub.2]HP[0.sub.4], 10 mL/L Triton X-100 (pH 7.2), and 10 g/L bovine serum albumin (cat.
Cole's early research included the original demonstration of the free [beta]-subunit of hCG in pregnancy serum (Cole et al., Endocrinology 1983; 113:1176-8).
Multiple human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)-related molecules are present in pregnancy serum and urine samples.