Thesis or Dissertation Effect of labor on plasma concentrations and postpartum clearance of cell-free, pregnancy-associated, placenta-specific microRNAs

森﨑, 慎太郎

35 ( 1 )  , pp.44 - 50 , 2015-03-20 , John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
ISSN:01973851
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Objective: This study aimed to investigate the effect of labor on plasma concentrations of cell-free, pregnancy-associated, placenta-specific microRNAs (miRNAs) before and after delivery. Method: In the non-labor group (32 women), cesarean section (C/S) was performed before the beginning of labor. In the labor group (32 women), C/S was performed after the beginning of labor. Plasma concentrations of cell-free, pregnancy-associated, placenta-specific miRNAs (miR-515-3p, miR-517a, miR-517c, and miR-518b) were measured by real-time quantitative PCR. Each miRNA concentration was compared between the non-labor and labor groups. Results: Before C/S, plasma concentrations of cell-free, pregnancy-associated, placenta-specific miRNAs in the labor group were significantly higher than those in the non-labor group (P=0.001 for 515-3p, P=0.002 for 517a, P=0.001 for 517c, and P=0.003 for 518b). Twenty-four hours after delivery, plasma concentrations of cell-free, pregnancy-associated, placenta-specific miRNAs in the labor group were significantly higher than those in the non-labor group (P=0.002 for 515-3p, P=0.017 for 517a, P=0.043 for 517c, and P=0.009 for 518b). Conclusion: The presence of labor affects cell-free, pregnancy-associated, placenta-specific miRNA levels in maternal plasma. Labor also affects postpartum clearance of these miRNAs 24h after delivery.
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