Plasma Levels of Dimethylarginines in Preterm Very Low Birth Weight Neonates: Its Relation with Perinatal Factors and Short-Term Outcome

Rob M. Moonen, Maurice J. Huizing, Giacomo Cavallaro, Gema E. Gonzalez-Luis, Pilar Bas-Suarez, Jaap A. Bakker, Eduardo Villamor*

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Endogenously produced inhibitors of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, in particular asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), are currently considered of importance in various disease states characterized by reduced NO availability. We investigated the association between plasma levels of ADMA, symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA), L-arginine, and citrulline and perinatal factors and outcome in 130 preterm (gestational age
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-39
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • dimethylarginine
  • arginine
  • preterm infants
  • nitric oxide
  • preeclampsia
  • chrorioamnionitis
  • respiratory distress

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