Does pregnancy-associated plasma protein A have a role in allergic rhinitis?


Guclu E., Coskun A. , Tokmak A., Duran S., Ozturk O., Akkan N., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY, vol.22, no.3, pp.219-222, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2500/ajr.2008.22.3179
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RHINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-222

Abstract

Background: Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A), also known as insulin-like growth factor binding protein 4 protease, is postulated to be a new inflammatory marker in various clinical situations such as cardiovascular events, dialysis, renal transplantation, and asthma. PAPP-A also is produced in high concentrations by trophoblasts during pregnancy.