Journal article

PP023. Soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 and placental growth factor expression in a rat model of pre-eclampsia.

Lei Liu, Huishu Liu, Shaun Brennecke, Qian Huang, Bihui Hu

Pregnancy Hypertension | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1(sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PIGF) have been used clinically to predict preeclampsia (PE). This study investigated these factors in a rat model of preeclampsia induced by ultra-low-dose endotoxin. METHODS: The experimental PE rat model was generated on gestational day 14. Rats were anesthetized and divided into a normal pregnancy group (NP, n=7) (which received a normal saline infusion) and a PE model group (n=9) (which received an infusion of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) endotoxin (1.0μg/kg body weight). Infusions were given through the tail vein for 1 hour. Blood pressure was monitored and albuminuria, serum ALT, AST, creatinine and B..

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