INTRODUCTION: Human placental protein 13 (PP13) is a galectin predominantly expressed by the placenta. Low serum concentrations of PP13 in early pregnancy indicate a higher risk of developing preeclampsia. METHODS: The pharmacokinetic disposition and bioavailability of PP13 were determined by single intravenous and subcutaneous administration to 12 healthy New Zealand White rabbits. The serum pharmacokinetic values were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and are best described by a two-compartment model. RESULTS: Both volume of distribution and the area under the curve were dose dependent for the intravenous group (p<0.01). PP13 elimination half-life was also found to be different between the groups (p<0.01). The bioavailability of PP13 following subcutaneous administration was found to be 57%. CONCLUSION: This study shows that the concentration of total PP13 released into the maternal circulation during pregnancy might be much higher than previously estimated.
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|Titolo:||Pharmacokinetics of placental protein 13 after intravenous and subcutaneous administration in rabbits|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|