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Objective: To characterize the unique features of steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1) among members of the steroid receptor superfamily of proteins and review its role in reproductive development and function. Methods: We reviewed all pertinent articles that describe structural or functional aspects of...
Objective: To determine if women who developed preeclampsia had measurable differences in the vascular response postrelease of a 1-minute blood flow occlusion. Methods: A total of 33 nulliparous patients were enrolled in this study during the second half of the pregnancy. All had baseline Doppler...
Objective: To compare amniotic fluid nitric oxide metabolites and interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentrations in paitents with and without intra-amniotic infection. Methods: Amniotic fluid nitric oxide metabolites, IL-6, Gram stains, glucose, leukocyte counts, leukocyte esterase activity, creatinine, pH,...
Objective: To characterize the very-high-affinity ouabain binding site in fetal brain and determine its sensitivity to hypoxia. Methods: Studies were performed on six normoxic and six hypoxic guinea pig fetuses at term and in six adult guinea pigs. Fetuses were delivered after the pregnant female...