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Association of Neonatal Asphyxia With Serum Levels of Heat Shock Protein 27 in a Small Sample of Newborns

Farhat, Ahmadshah, Shafiee, Mojtaba, Mohammadzadeh, Ashraf, Saeidi, Reza, Amiri, Rana and Ghayour-Mobarhan, Majid (2019) Association of Neonatal Asphyxia With Serum Levels of Heat Shock Protein 27 in a Small Sample of Newborns. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA, 57 (5). pp. 303-307. ISSN 0044-6025

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Abstract- Neonatal asphyxia is a state of hypoxia and hypercapnia caused by failure to breathe spontaneously
and regularly soon after birth. Heat shock proteins (HSPs) are a ubiquitous and diverse group of highly
conserved proteins which are rapidly up-regulated following periods of cellular stress including exposure to
heat, ultraviolet irradiation, or chemical toxicity. The aim of the current study was to explore whether there is
a relation between serum levels of HSP27 and neonatal asphyxia in a small sample of newborns. A total of 25
healthy newborns and 25 newborns diagnosed with neonatal asphyxia were recruited form Imam Reza Hospital,
Mashhad, Iran. The Apgar score was recorded at one minute after delivery by trained nurses and newborns with
the Apgar score of less than 7 were considered to be asphyctic. The mean birth weight of newborns in the case
and control groups were 3110.47±613.5 g and 3230.4±584.83 g, respectively (P=0.4). Moreover, the mean
maternal age of infants in the case group was higher than the mean maternal age of infants in the control group
(31.1±6.1 vs. 30.1±5.0). Although it was marginally significant, the level of HSP27 was higher in the case
group than the control group (0.23±0.08 vs. 0.19±0.09; P=0.07). Levels of HSP27 were found to be higher in
newborns with neonatal asphyxia compared with healthy controls.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Neonatal asphyxia, Apgar score, Heat shock protein-27
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Depositing User: Rana Amiri


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Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2022 14:58
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 10:01


Author: Rana Amiri ORCID iD
Author: Ahmadshah Farhat
Author: Mojtaba Shafiee
Author: Ashraf Mohammadzadeh
Author: Reza Saeidi
Author: Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan

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