Dopamine Sensitive ELISA Assay Utilized in Recent Publication

The Eagle Bioscience’s P1NP ELISA Assay was utilized in a recent publication that explored how maternal vitamin D levels correlate with fetal weight and bone metabolism during pregnancy. Check out the full text and abstract below.


Objectives: Vitamin D plays an essential role in neonatal skeletal development and maternal weight gain during pregnancy. We aim to study the association between vitamin D status, maternal weight, and materno-neonatal bone metabolism parameters.

Methods: From January to June 2017, we conducted this cross-sectional study among 103 pregnant women (21–42 years old) and their singletons. The levels of serum 25-(OH)D, PTH, P1NP, OC, and CTX were measured for mothers and neonates (cord blood). Serum vitamin D and OC were measured using chemiluminescence and two-site immunoradiometric assay, respectively. Meanwhile, P1NP, CTX, and PTH were measured by ELISA.

Results: The average serum vitamin D levels from mothers were 15.1 ng/mL during pregnancy and 16.2 ng/mL in the umbilical cord. At baseline, vitamin D deficient mothers were more likely to have higher PTH (36.4 vs. 18 pg/mL; p=0.029) and lower P1NP levels (90 vs. 92.5 ng/mL; p=0.026). Also, vitamin D deficient status was associated with lower fetal weight (3,293 vs. 3,358 g; p=0.019). Maternal weight was significantly correlated with P1NP (65.86 vs. 109.35; p=0.001) and OC (14.52 vs. 18.24; p=0.038), as well as cord vitamin D level (13.31 vs. 18.46; p=0.039) among normal vs. overweight women. No significant differences were found for the correlation between maternal weight and fetal parameters except for fetal weight which significantly increased with the increase in maternal weight (overweight vs. obese women=3,280 vs. 3,560; p=0.06).

Conclusions: Maternal vitamin D status is associated with maternal and neonatal bone metabolism parameters as well as maternal and neonatal weight.

Luo, Lian-mei, Wu, Nan, Zhang, Jun and Yang, Dong. “Maternal vitamin D levels correlate with fetal weight and bone metabolism during pregnancy: a materno-neonatal analysis of bone metabolism parameters” Journal of Perinatal Medicine, 2022.

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