IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 41 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.12891/ceog17902014
Open Access Original Research
Expression of anti-inflammatory mediator lipoxin A4 and inflammation responsive transcriptive factors NF-kappa B in patients with preeclampsia
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The First Affiliated Hospital of GuangXi Medical University, Nanning, GuangXi (China)
These authors contributed equally.
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2014 , 41(5), 561–566;
Published: 10 October 2014

Objective: To evaluate the role of lipoxin A4 (LXA4), NF-κB p65 in preeclampsia. Materials and Methods: LXA4 in blood serum and the lipoxin A4 receptor (ALX-R), NF-κB p65 mRNA, protein expressions in placenta-specific tissues were obtained from patients with preeclampsia and normal pregnancy. Results: Levels of lipoxin A4 in women with mild preeclampsia was significantly high (p < 0.05). There was no significant statistical difference between normal pregnancy and severe preeclampsia (p > 0.05). The mRNA expression of ALX-R was significantly low in women with preeclampsia than in control group (p < 0.01) and mRNA expression of NF-κB p65 was significantly high in preeclampsia (p < 0.01). The immunohistochemical staining of NF-κB p65 protein was stronger in severe preeclampsia group whereas staining of ALX-R in placental tissue was weaker than in control group (p < 0.01). ALX-R mRNA was negatively correlated with NF-κB (p < 0.0001), but there was no correlation between LXA4 and ALX-R mRNA. Conclusion: There was an excessive maternal inflammatory response in preeclampsia. LXA4, ALX-R, and NF-κB p65 may be involved in the disease process of preeclampsia.
Lipoxin A4
Lipoxin A4 receptor
NF-κB p65
Inflammatory reaction
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