Disc electrophoretic study of serum proteins in maternal and cord blood and amniotic fluid

G. Than, G. Illei, I. Cseh

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The serum proteins of 25 normal women were studied by disc electrophoresis at the time of delivery and 8 wk post partum. Proteins of the amniotic fluid and of the umbilical sera (both arterious and venous) were also analyzed. The quantitative as well as qualitative changes found in the maternal sera were not present in any of the cord blood sera or in the amniotic fluid or in the sera of the same women 8 wk post partum. The quantitative changes thought to be characteristic of pregnancy consisted of an increase in the fast and slow postalbumins and transferrin. Two protein fractions (pregnancy protein1 and pregnancy protein2) in the alpha 2 globulin region not present in any of the other specimens were also identified in the maternal sera in about half of the cases. (Journal received: 28 January 1977)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-156
Number of pages6
JournalActa physiologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1974


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  • Physiology

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