Alterations to the maternal circulating proteome after preeclampsia Presented in poster format at the 62nd annual meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, San Francisco, CA, March 25-28, 2015.

Malia Su Qin Murphy, Egle Bytautiene, George Saade, Graeme Neil Smith

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Objective The long-term maternal cardiovascular and metabolic implications associated with preeclampsia (PE) include risk of hypertension, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. The objective of this study was to investigate if a recent history of PE was associated with detectable alterations in the circulating maternal proteome. Study Design Six-month postpartum plasma from women with a history of PE (n = 12) and women with uncomplicated obstetrical history (n = 12) were used for analysis. Depleted maternal plasma was analyzed by label-free liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry assay. Identified peptides were searched against the International Protein Index human database version 3.87. Exponentially modified protein abundance indices were used for comparison. Results were analyzed using pathway analysis software. Results A total of 126 eligible peptides were identified for analysis; 3 peptides were differentially expressed in the PE proteome, and an additional 5 peptides were unique to control subjects and 7 to PE subjects. PE peptide profiles were more strongly associated with markers of coagulation and complement activation compared to controls and mapped more significantly to cardiovascular disease (CVD) functions. Stratification of subjects by low (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853.e1-853.e9
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2015



  • cardiovascular risk
  • maternal health
  • preeclampsia
  • proteome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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