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Maternal Kisspeptin plays role in cell migration which is responsible for trophoblast invasion. We aimed to investigate the role of Kisspeptin as an invasion marker in the early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia cases. In this case-control study, 125 patients were included: 20 patients with early-onset preeclampsia and 20 gestational-age-matched healthy controls; 45 patients with late-onset preeclampsia and 40 gestational-age-matched controls). Maternal plasma Kisspeptin concentration was measured and compared in groups regarding the presence of early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia. In the late-onset PE group, significantly higher maternal plasma Kisspeptin values were observed compared with the control group at > 34 weeks of gestation (68.7 ± 93.4 pg/ml vs 68.5 ± 57.9 pg/ml; p = 0.004). Before the 34th week of gestation, plasma Kisspeptin levels did not show a significant difference when patients with early-onset PE and gestational-age matched controls were compared (66.8 ± 87.9 pg/ml vs 48.5 ± 91.3 pg/ml; p = 0.56). Plasma Kisspeptin levels were significantly higher in women with late-onset preeclampsia, while no significant difference was observed in early-onset preeclampsia when compared with healthy gestational age-matched controls. The role of Kisspeptin proteins is still not clearly defined in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. © 2021. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.


Mujde Can Ibanoglu, Z Asli Oskovi-Kaplan, A Seval Ozgu-Erdinc, Ozgur Kara, Dilek Sahin. Comparison of the Kisspeptin levels in early onset preeclampsia and late-onset preeclampsia. Archives of gynecology and obstetrics. 2022 Oct;306(4):991-996

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