E-GEOD-6573 - Transcription profiling of human adipose tissue, decidua and placenta from patients with preeclampsia vs. unaffected indviduals reveals dysregulation of the circulating and tissue-based renin-angiotensin system in preeclampsia
Released on 14 June 2008, last updated on 27 March 2012
Preeclampsia complicates more than 3% of all pregnancies in the United States and Europe. High-risk populations include women with diabetes, dyslipidemia, thrombotic disorders, hyperhomocysteinemia, hypertension, renal diseases, previous preeclampsia, twin pregnancies, and low socioeconomic status. In the latter case, the incidence may increase to 20% to 25%. Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Preeclampsia is defined by systolic blood pressure of more than 140 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure of more than 90 mm Hg after 20 weeks gestation in a previously normotensive patient, and new-onset proteinuria. Abnormal placentation associated with shallow trophoblast invasion (fetal cells from outer cell layer of the blastocyst) into endometrium (decidua) and improper spiral artery remodeling in the decidua are initial pathological steps. In this study we analyzed the renin-angiotensin system in adipose tissue, decidua and placenta from women with uneventful pregnancy and women with preeclampsia. We also analyzed the tissue by Affymetrix chips in a comparison study (control vs. preeclampsia) Experiment Overall Design: 6 affymetrix human expression chips (GPL570) were analyzed. Experiment Overall Design: They represent 3 tissues (pooled from 10 individuals each) from patients with preeclampsia and from patients with uneventful pregnancy (collected by cesaraen section). Tissues from patients with uneventful pregnancy are the controls in comparison to tissues of patients with preeclampsia.
transcription profiling by array, unknown experiment type
Dysregulation of the circulating and tissue-based renin-angiotensin system in preeclampsia. Florian Herse, Ralf Dechend, Nina K Harsem, Gerd Wallukat, Jürgen Janke, Fatimunnisa Qadri, Lydia Hering, Dominik N Muller, Friedrich C Luft, Anne C Staff.