A Parotid Salivary Protein Present during Late Pregnancy and Postpartum (39519)

Q. T. Smith, B. L. Shapiro, M. J. Hamilton, M. Biros

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Abstract

Stimulated parotid saliva was collected from: (i) eight pregnant subjects at intervals from about 2-3 months gestation to 2 weeks prepartum and at 4-6 weeks postpartum; (ii) three of the above eight donors 4 months postpartum; (iii) one individual each of the 9 days prior to delivery and at 1,2, and 3 days postpartum; (iv) 55 individuals 1-4 days postpartum; (v) 12 male and 12 female control subjects. A marked increase in or appearance of an additional protein or proteins was detected in a particular electrophoretic zone from the saliva collected during late pregnancy, shortly after term, and 4-6 weeks postpartum. The amount of this yet unidentified protein or proteins is greater in parotid saliva collected 4-6 weeks postpartum than obtained either immediately pre- or postpartum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-246
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
Volume153
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1976

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Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by USPHS Grant No. PR05322.

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