Does fetal gender affect cytotrophoblast cell activity in the human term placenta? Correlation with maternal hCG levels


Gol M., Tuna B., Dogan E., Gulekli B., Bagci M., ALTUNYURT S., ...More

ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA, vol.83, no.8, pp.711-715, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.0001-6349.2004.00491.x
  • Journal Name: ACTA OBSTETRICIA ET GYNECOLOGICA SCANDINAVICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.711-715
  • Keywords: fetal gender, hCG, Ki-67, serum, HUMAN CHORIONIC-GONADOTROPIN, SERUM, PREGNANCY, TRIMESTER, PATTERNS, SEX
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background. Pregnant women with female fetuses have higher maternal serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels than pregnant women with male fetuses. Ki-67, a cell proliferation and activity marker, is confined mostly in the nuclei of villous cytotrophoblasts of the human placenta. In this study, we examined the effect of fetal gender on the cytotrophoblast cell activity in human term placenta, with special regard to maternal serum and cord blood hCG levels.