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Defining normal IgG changes throughout pregnancy
Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Jena Taylor, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Jona Conklin, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Stephen K. Hunter, University of Iowa
  • Ryan Empey, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Eric M. Tyler, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Ashley Christensen, Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Katelyn M. Talcott
  • Zuhair K Ballas, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Donna A. Santillan, University of Iowa
  • Mark K. Santillan, University of Iowa
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
7-3-2013
Abstract

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the major serum immunoglobulin, accounting for roughly 75% of all immunoglobulin. IgG is the only class of immunoglobulin that crosses the placenta and it serves as the main immunologic barrier between the fetus and external environments. There has not been a clear consensus on what the normal values of IgG are throughout pregnancy. The aim of this study is to measure serum immunoglobulin G in each trimester of the pregnant female to determine a normal IgG profile throughout all trimesters in normal pregnancy.

Keywords
  • Immunoglobulin G,
  • pregnancy,
  • first trimester,
  • second trimester,
  • third trimester
Total Pages
2
Rights
Copyright © Jena Abel, Jona Conklin, Stephen K. Hunter, Ryan Empey, Eric M. Tyler, Ashley Christensen, Katelyn M. Talcott, Zuhair K. Ballas, Mark K. Santillan, Donna A. Santillan, 2013.
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Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0
Citation Information
Jena Taylor, Jona Conklin, Stephen K. Hunter, Ryan Empey, et al.. "Defining normal IgG changes throughout pregnancy" (2013) p. 1 - 2 ISSN: 2154-4751
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stephen_hunter/36/