Neurokinin B levels in maternal circulation during early pregnancy

May Lee Tjoa, Marie Lomecky, Frans Martens, Inge J van Wijk, John M G van Vugt, Marinus A Blankenstein, Cees B M Oudejans

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Neurokinin B levels were measured between the 10th-20th weeks of pregnancy, i.e., prior to the development of clinical symptoms, in women who developed preeclampsia or delivered a growth-restricted baby. No difference was found in plasma neurokinin B levels, although neurokinin B levels increased slightly towards term.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-3
Number of pages3
JournalClinical chemistry and laboratory medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Adult
  • Female
  • Fetal Growth Retardation/blood
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Neurokinin A/blood
  • Neurokinin B/blood
  • Pre-Eclampsia/blood
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Trimester, First
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second
  • Reference Values
  • Sensitivity and Specificity

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