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The role of Agonistic Autoantibodies to the Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor (AT1-AA) in Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia.

A new interesting article has been published in Curr Pharm Biotechnol. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.2174/1389201019666180925121254. and titled:

The role of Agonistic Autoantibodies to the Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor (AT1-AA) in Pathophysiology of Preeclampsia.

Authors of this article are:
Campbell N LaMarca B Cunningham MW.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Preeclampsia is the leading cause of death and morbidity world-wide for the mother and fetus during pregnancy. Preeclampsia does not only effect the mother and the baby during pregnancy, but can also have long-term effects, such as the increase risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, on the offspring and the postpartum mother later in life. The exact cause of preeclampsia is unknown, but women with preeclampsia have elevated concentrations of agonistic autoantibodies against the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1-AA). These AT1-AA’s through multiple studies have shown to play a significant role in the pathology and possible genesis of preeclampsia. This review will discuss the discovery of AT1-AAs and the role of AT1-AAs in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. This review will also discuss future therapeutic approaches towards the AT1-AA to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Furthermore, we will examine the relationship between AT1-AA induced hypertension associated with increase oxidative stress, antiangiogenic factors (such as soluble fms-related tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), endothelin-1 (ET-1), inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and reduced renal function. Understanding the pathological role of AT1-AAs in hypertensive pregnancies is important as we search for novel therapies to manage preeclampsia.

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