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Relation between maternal serum adenosine deaminase and plasma adenosine levels in twin pregnancies11 Abbreviations: PA: plasma adenosine; AD: adenosine deaminase

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Inc.
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0009-9120(02)00332-6
Keywords
  • Analytical Investigation

Abstract

Abstract Objective: The relationship between adenosine deaminase activity and plasma adenosine was examined in non-pregnancy as well as in singleton and twin pregnancies. Methods: Whole-blood samples were taken from 11 singleton and 11 dichorionic twin pregnant women during the third trimester. The plasma adenosine levels were assayed with a modified high-performance liquid chromatographic method, while the adenosine deaminase levels were measured enzymatically. Results: The adenosine deaminase and plasma adenosine levels were both higher in twin pregnancies compared to singleton and non-pregnancies. Conclusion: Increased plasma adenosine is not due to decreasesd serum adenosine deaminase levels in twin pregnant women.

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