alpha-2-macroglobulin levels in early respiratory distress syndrome


Yurdakok M. , Yigit S., Gurakan B., Dundar S., Kirazli S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.40, ss.567-570, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.567-570

Özet

The vasoactive products of uncontrolled protease activity can play an important role in the pathogenesis of respiratory distress syndrome in newborn infants. In this study alpha-2-macroglobulin, which has antiproteolytic activity, was studied in the first few hours of life in preterm infants with and without respiratory distress syndrome. Mean plasma alpha-2-macroglobulin levels were found to be similar in both groups. These findings implicated that alpha-2-macroglobulin has no significant role in the pathogenesis of respiratory distress syndrome.