Sunday, February 01, 2009

My Worlds Collide

What do you get when you cross an Alpha-1 MZ gene carrier/hypertensive momma with a developing baby who has ZZ Alpha-1?


Some amazing research is going on at Yale by Dr. Irina Buhimschi. She has identified that misfolded Alpha-1 protein shows up in the urine of preeclampsia-bound expectant mothers.

I've found 2 articles so far:

Key To Pre-eclampsia May Be Found In Misfolded Proteins In Urine

Preeclampsia May Stem From Malformed Proteins
Yale researchers say discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis, treatment


Lauren said...

Am I wrong to assume that this might mean some positive things for me on the possible PE front.... if I ever decide to have a baby? I know we still have the weak "M", but I'm an MM!

Lori said...

Wow, definetly amazing! I read what you posted on the pe board.

kate hopper said...

This is very exciting! I'll hope for the best!!!