Effect of gestational age on plasma fibronectin concentrations in the neonate

Topaloglu A., Hallioglu O., Duzovali O., Amac A., Yilgor E.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.43, no.1, pp.26-28, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2001.01328.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.26-28
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: No


Background: Fibronectin (FN) is known to have important roles in host defense against infection. The risk for neonatal sepsis increases with the degree of immaturity of the host. Conflicting results have been reported on the relationship between plasma FN levels and gestational age (GA) in the preterm neonate.