Mannose-binding lectin may affect pregnancy outcome


CALKAVUR S., ERDEMIR G., ONAY H. , ALTUN-KOROGLU O. , YALAZ M. , ZEKİOĞLU O. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.57, no.1, pp.26-33, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-33

Abstract

Mannose-binding lectin (MBL) is a component of the innate immune system and acts as a complement activator through the lectin pathway. Genetic variations of MBL and low MBL levels cause several infection problems, which may also be related to pregnancy problems. We aimed to investigate the role of MBL gene codon 54 polymorphism and serum MBL levels in pregnancy problems and premature delivery.