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Comparison of LC3 and Caspase 3 level in normal pregnancy, early onset preeclampsia, and late onset preeclampsia
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Padjajaran University, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Online publish date: 2018-04-15
Publish date: 2018-04-15
 
Electron J Gen Med 2018;15(4):em56
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Background:
Preeclampsia is still become main cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in addition to bleeding and infection. Preeclampsia is a pregnancy complication that occurs in about 5-10% and become main cause of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. The etiology and pathogenesis of preeclampsia syndrome have not fully understood. Autophagy and apoptosis is thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. This research was done to see the difference in the expression of LC3 and Caspase 3 in normal pregnancy, early onset preeclampsia (EOP) and late onset preeclampsia (LOP) groups.

Methods:
This was a cross sectional study, research was conducted in February until May 2014. Immunohistochemical examination of the placenta was done to assess the expression of LC3 and caspase 3.

Results:
Expression of LC3 in EOP was higher than LOP and normal pregnancies expression of Caspase 3 in EOP was higher than LOP and normal pregnancy expression of Caspase 3 in EOP was higher than normal pregnancy.

Conclusions:
There was no difference between expression of LC3 in normal pregnancy, EOP and LOP but there was a difference between expression of Caspase 3 in normal pregnancy, EOP and LOP. There was a difference between expression of Caspase 3 in normal pregnancy and LOP.

 
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