Calcium and sodium transport in gestational hypertension

Andrea Luigi Tranquilli, Rosa Anna Rabini, Anna Maria Cugini, Nelvio Cester, Herbert Valensise, Carlo Romanini, Enrico Bertoli, Laura Mazzanti

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Abstract

The enzymatic activities of Na+/K+ ATPase and Ca2+ ATPase were determined on erythrocyte membranes from 9 normotensive and 9 gestational hypertensive pregnant women near term. A reduction in the activity of the Na+/K+ ATPase and a relative increase in the activity of the Ca2+ ATPase were found in the hypertensive patients, possibly due to a conformational alteration of erythrocyte membranes. This observation supports the possible role of the transmembrane cation transport in the pathogenesis of gestational hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume25
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • Cation transport
  • Hypertension
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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