Serum Copper, Zinc and Lipid Peroxidation in Pregnant Women with Preeclampsia in Gorgan
Arash Rafeeinia 1, Afsaneh Tabandeh 2, Safoura Khajeniazi 3, Abdol J Marjani 4, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 83
Last Page: 88
Publisher ID: TOBIOCJ-8-83
Article History:Received Date: 21/7/2014
Revision Received Date: 6/9/2014
Acceptance Date: 12/9/2014
Electronic publication date: 1 /11/2014
Collection year: 2014
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
The aim of study was to assay serum copper, zinc and lipid peroxidation levels in pregnant women with and without preeclampsia. There were significant differences between systolic, diastolic blood pressures and copper, Cu/Zn ratio and malondialdehyde among two groups. There were significant differences in weight, pre-pregnancy body mass index, systolic, diastolic blood pressures and copper, Cu/Zn ratio and malondialdehyde levels when compared to healthy pregnant women with mild and severe preeclampsia patients. A positive correlation was observed between systolic and diastolic blood pressure and copper, malondialdehyde and Cu/Zn ratio. Copper and malondialdehyde may play a role in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia.