Decrease in serum concentration of 5α-pregnane-3,20-dione prior to spontaneous labor
1988 (English)In: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, ISSN 0001-6349, E-ISSN 1600-0412, Vol. 67, no 5, 467-470 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Serum 5α-pregnane-3,20-dione (5αDHP) and progesterone (P) concentrations before spontaneous labor were studied in 13 women whose pregnancy and delivery were uncomplicated. Blood samples were drawn twice weekly from the 36th week of gestation up to the onset of spontaneous labor. P and 5αDHP values were analysed by applying RIA methods. Mean serum 5αDHP concentrations declined significantly during the last week of pregnancy, from 135±12 nmol/l 5 days prior to spontaneous labor, to 111 ±10 nmol/l on the day spontaneous labor started (p < 0.005). No significant changes in progesterone concentration occurred during the observation period. These results suggest a change in 5aDHP production preceding the onset of spontaneous labor.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
wiley online library , 1988. Vol. 67, no 5, 467-470 p.
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46968DOI: 10.3109/00016348809004262PubMedID: 3218466OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-46968DiVA: diva2:441635