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Volume 41, Issue 4 (Jul 2013)


Maternal and fetal adropin levels in gestational diabetes mellitus

Ebru Celik
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, TurgutOzal Medical Center, Inonu University School of Medicine, 44315, Malatya, Turkey
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/ Ercan Yilmaz
  • Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Medical School, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
/ Onder Celik
  • Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Medical School, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
/ Mustafa Ulas
  • Department of Physiology, Medical School, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
/ Ilgin Turkcuoglu
  • Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Medical School, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
/ Abdullah Karaer
  • Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Medical School, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
/ Yavuz Simsek
  • Department of Obstetric and Gynecology, Medical School, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
/ Yagmur Minareci
  • MediGuven Hospital, Manisa, Turkey
/ Suleyman Aydin
  • Department of Biochemistry, Medical School, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
Published Online: 2013-01-09 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2012-0227


Aim: To evaluate maternal and cord blood serum adropin concentrations in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

Study design: Twenty pregnant women with GDM and 20 gestational age-matched healthy pregnant women participated in the study. Maternal serum and cord blood adropin levels were assessed using an enzyme immunosorbent assay, at the time of birth. The relation of maternal serum and cord blood adropin levels with metabolic parameters were also assessed.

Results: The mean maternal and cord serum adropin in the GDM group were significantly lower than those of the control women (P=0.01 and P<0.001, respectively). Maternal serum adropin levels did not correlate with either fetal serum adropin levels or maternal metabolic values.

Conclusion: The data suggest that low adropin levels may contribute to the underlying pathogenesis of GDM.

Keywords: Adropin; cord blood; gestational diabetes mellitus; glucose; homeostasis model of assessment – insulin resistance (HOMA-IR)


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About the article

Corresponding author: Ebru Celik, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, TurgutOzal Medical Center, Inonu University School of Medicine, 44315, Malatya, Turkey, Tel.: +90 532 603 5151, Fax: +90 422 3410660

Received: 2012-09-19

Accepted: 2012-12-03

Published Online: 2013-01-09

Published in Print: 2013-07-01

Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine, ISSN (Online) 1619-3997, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2012-0227. Export Citation

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