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Possible new biomarkers for early prediction of spontaneous preterm birth

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Specific miRNA expression profiles have been identified that may enable noninvasive, early prediction of spontaneous preterm birth. If confirmed, such biomarkers could improve infant outcomes by facilitating the identification of women who may benefit from novel and existing therapies aimed at preventing such events.

In the nested, case-control pilot study, researchers used a miRNA array to analyse plasma samples taken from 24 healthy women in their first pregnancy at 20 weeks of gestation who were participants in the New Zealand Cohort of the Screening for Pregnancy End-points (SCOPE) study, and who delivered at term (n=12, controls) or experienced a spontaneous preterm birth at 28–32 weeks (n=12, cases).

Specific miRNA expression profiles that were able to differentiate between cases and controls were identified: miR302B, miR1253, and a cluster of miR548 miRNAs were underexpressed, and miR223 was elevated, among the women with a spontaneous preterm birth compared with the controls.

The researchers suggest that these miRNAs may be attractive candidates as noninvasive biomarkers for early prediction of spontaneous preterm birth, but further larger studies are required to investigate their clinical utility.
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