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Urinary excretion of brush-border enzymes of the proximal renal tubules in pregnant women with hypertensive disorders.

Ginekol Pol 2015 Jul;86(7):494-8

Objectives: The aim of our study was to evaluate urinary excretion of three brush border enzymes: gamma-glutamyl transferase, alanine aminopeptidase, and leucyl aminopeptidase in pregnant women with various types of hypertensive disorders.

Material And Methods: The study included 120 pregnant women, further subdivided into four groups: 41 women at ≥ 20 weeks gestation with gestational hypertension, 28 women > 20 weeks of pregnancy with preeclampsia, 21 women with chronic hypertension identified > 20 weeks of pregnancy and 30 healthy pregnant controls.

Results: No significant differences in urinary levels of all three of the brush border enzymes were found between the groups. Also, there was no correlation between enzyme concentration in the urine and blood pressure values in any of the analyzed groups of pregnant women.

Conclusions: The obtained results suggest no damage to the brush border of the proximal kidney tubules in the early stages of disorders associated with increased blood pressure during pregnancy.
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July 2015