Ir J Med Sci 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.
Department of Gynecology, Shanghai First Maternity and Infant Hospital, 2699 West Gaoke Road, Shanghai, 201204, China.
Aims: The term "fetal growth restriction (FGR)" is commonly used to describe fetuses with an estimated fetal weight that is less than 10th percentile for gestational age. This study aimed to investigate the longitudinal change of microRNA-590-3p (miR-590-3p), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), placental growth factor (PIGF), and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)9 expressions in early, middle, and late pregnancy, and their correlations with the fetal growth restriction (FGR) risk.
Methods: Totally, 970 pregnant women in early pregnancy were enrolled, and their plasma samples were, respectively, acquired in early pregnancy (at 10th or 11th week of gestational age), middle pregnancy (at 20th or 21st week of gestational age), and late pregnancy (at 33th or 34th week of gestational age) for miR-590-3p, VEGF, PIGF, and MMP9 determinations. Read More