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Title: Plasma homocysteine and vitamin B12 serum levels, red blood cell folate concentrations, C677T methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene mutation and risk of recurrent miscarriage: a case-control study in Spain.
Author: Creus Ferré, Montserrat
Deulofeu i Piquet, Ramon
Peñarrubia, Joanna
Carmona Herrera, Francisco
Balasch Cortina, Juan
Keywords: Aminoàcids
Vitamines B
Genètica mèdica
Amino acids
Vitamin B complex
Medical genetics
Issue Date: 12-Sep-2012
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG.
Abstract: Background: Hyperhomocysteinemia and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene mutation have been postulated as a possible cause of recurrent miscarriage (RM). There is a wide variation in the prevalence of MTHFR polymorphisms and homocysteine (Hcy) plasma levels among populations around the world. The present study was undertaken to investigate the possible association between hyperhomocysteinemia and its causative genetic or acquired factors and RM in Catalonia, a Mediterranean region in Spain. Methods: Sixty consecutive patients with ≥ 3 unexplained RM and 30 healthy control women having at least one child but no previous miscarriage were included. Plasma Hcy levels, MTHFR gene mutation, red blood cell (RBC) folate and vitamin B12 serum levels were measured in all subjects. Results: No significant differences were observed neither in plasma Hcy levels, RBC folate and vitamin B12 serum levels nor in the prevalence of homozygous and heterozygous MTHFR gene mutation between the two groups studied. Conclusions: In the present study RM is not associated with hyperhomocysteinemia, and/or the MTHFR gene mutation.
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It is part of: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 2012, vol. 51, num. 3, p. 693-699
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ISSN: 1434-6621
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