Journal article

IGFBP1 and Follistatin-like 3 genes are significantly up-regulated in expression profiles of the IUGR placenta

A Okamoto, H Endo, B Kalionis, M Shinya, M Saito, T Nikaido, T Tanaka

PLACENTA | W B SAUNDERS CO LTD | Published : 2006


To date, the clinicopathological features of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are not clearly understood, and no effective therapy has been established for IUGR. This is the first study that uses microarray analysis to identify differentially expressed genes in the IUGR placenta. The expression profiles of a total of 9121 genes were examined by cDNA microarray analysis, using mRNA from an appropriate gestational age (AGA) placenta and an IUGR placenta from discordant dichorionic twins. Up-regulation of the IGFBP1 and Follistatin-like 3 genes was detected in the IUGR placenta, with a balanced differential degree of 20.7+/-1.3 and 13.1+/-2.1, respectively, while the balanced differential..

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