Superovulation, IGFBP-1 and birth weight.

Johnson, Mark R., Irvine, R., Hills, Frank ORCID logoORCID:, Bolton, V. N., Abbas, A. A., Brooks, A. A., Allman, A. C., Chard, Tim and Nicolaides, K. H. (1995) Superovulation, IGFBP-1 and birth weight. European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology, 59 (2) . pp. 193-195. ISSN 0921-8750 [Article]


In this study, the effect of superovulation on the circulating levels of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1 (IGFBP-1) has been investigated. IGFBP-1 levels were measured in singleton pregnancies achieved either naturally (n = 203) or following superovulation, in-vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) with either pituitary desensitisation with buserelin and superovulation with human menopausal gonadotrophin (b/hMG) followed by IVF-ET (n = 15) or with clomiphene citrate and hMG (CC/hMG) followed by IVF-ET (n = 15, 1st trimester only). The circulating levels of IGFBP-1 were similar in all three groups during the first trimester, and in both normal and b/hMG pregnancies in the second, but were significantly higher during the third trimester in b/hMG pregnancies than in normal pregnancies (P = 0.0002). The birth weights were significantly lower in the b/hMG group (P = 0.04), but not in the CC/hMG group compared with natural conceptions. Gestational age at delivery was similar in control and b/hMG pregnancies, but significantly reduced in CC/hMG pregnancies (P = 0.04). These data suggest that pregnancies achieved following superovulation with b/hMG are associated with elevated levels of IGFBP-1 during the third trimester of pregnancy and reduced birth weight.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): IGFBP-1 Pregnancy birthweight
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences > Biomarkers for Cancer group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences > Reproductive Biology group
A. > School of Health and Education > Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
ISI Impact: 11
Item ID: 4597
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Depositing User: Frank Hills
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 10:09
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:18

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