Proteomic analysis of amniotic fluid to identify women with preterm labor and intra-amniotic inflammation/infection: the use of a novel computational method to analy... Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective. Examination of the amniotic fluid proteome has been used to identify biomarkers for intra-amniotic inflammation as well as those that may be useful in predicting the outcome of preterm labor. The purpose of this study was to combine a novel computational method of pattern discovery with mass spectrometric proteomic profiling of amniotic fluid to discover biomarkers of intra-amniotic infection/inflammation (IAI). Methods. This cross-sectional study included patients with spontaneous preterm labor and intact membranes who delivered at …

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  • January 1, 2008