Adrenomedullin: multiple functions in human pregnancy.
Adrenomedullin is a 52 amino acid peptide originally isolated from human phaeochromocytoma in 1993. It was initially demonstrated to have profound effects on the vasculature including vasodilatation and subsequently promotion of angiogenesis. Since then it has become apparent that it has a wide range of other biological actions including regulation of cell growth and differentiation. Successful pregnancy outcome relies on establishing and maintaining throughout gestation an efficient blood su...Expand abstract
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