Maternal serum endothelial cell-specific molecule-1 level and its correlation with severity of early-onset preeclampsia

Ovayolu A., Karaman E. , TURGUT A., Guler S., BOSTANCIERİ N.

JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier


Preeclampsia (PE), the primary pathology of which is endothelial cell (EC) dysfunction, has long-lasting effects such as cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it was decided to investigate the maternal serum concentrations of EC-specific molecule-1 in patients with early-onset preeclampsia (E-PE). This study was conducted on 33 pregnant women with E-PE and 35 healthy pregnant women matched for gestational age. EC-specific molecule-1 level was measured using a commercially available enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kit. The mean EC-specific molecule-1 concentrations were not significantly different between the groups (651.7 +/- 632.2 pg/mL vs. 425.9 +/- 263.0 pg/mL, p=.056). Among women with E-PE, the median EC-specific molecule-1 concentration did not differ significantly by disease severity (p=.115). EC-specific molecule-1 is not involved in the pathogenesis of E-PE. However, some studies in the literature report that EC-specific molecule-1 concentrations increased during the diagnosis of PE. Therefore, well-designed studies with a large sample are needed in cases of E-PE. Impact Statement