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Genetic conditioned changes in activity of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and recurrent miscarriages

Magdalena Barlik, Krzysztof Drews, Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz, Grażyna Kurzawińska, Przemysław M. Mrozikiewicz
Ginekol Pol 2009;80(10).

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Summary 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is the key enzyme in folate, methionine and homocysteine metabolism. The disturbances in MTHFR activity could be the cause of increased serum level of homocysteine. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor of changes in coagulation cascade through direct cytotoxic influence on endothelium, atherogenesis, activation of coagulation factor V and VII, increased level of thrombin and platelets aggregation. Genetic disturbances in MTHFR enzyme activity in the presence of polymorphic variants of its gene are responsible for homocysteine augmentation and could be the reason of several gestational complications such as recurrent miscarriages.

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Summary 5, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is the key enzyme in folate, methionine and homocysteine metabolism. The disturbances in MTHFR activity could be the cause of increased serum level of homocysteine. Hyperhomocysteinemia is a risk factor of changes in coagulation cascade through direct cytotoxic influence on endothelium, atherogenesis, activation of coagulation factor V and VII, increased level of thrombin and platelets aggregation. Genetic disturbances in MTHFR enzyme activity in the presence of polymorphic variants of its gene are responsible for homocysteine augmentation and could be the reason of several gestational complications such as recurrent miscarriages.
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Keywords

Recurrent miscarriages, 10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase - MTHFR, Hyperhomocysteinemia, Genetic polymorphism

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Title

Genetic conditioned changes in activity of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) and recurrent miscarriages

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 80, No 10 (2009)

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Ginekol Pol 2009;80(10).

Keywords

Recurrent miscarriages
10-methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase - MTHFR
Hyperhomocysteinemia
Genetic polymorphism

Authors

Magdalena Barlik
Krzysztof Drews
Agnieszka Seremak-Mrozikiewicz
Grażyna Kurzawińska
Przemysław M. Mrozikiewicz

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