Clinical Trial

Effects of High Altitude on AMPK Activation

Study Description

Effects of High Altitude on AMPK Activation

Pregnancy elicits adaptive changes in uteroplacental blood flow, which are altered at high altitude and may contribute to the observed 3-fold increase in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and preeclampsia (PreE). The investigators propose to collect myometrial, cord blood, and placental tissue samples from women at high altitude (Summit County) and low altitude (Denver) in Colorado in order to determine if residence at altitude during pregnancy changes the vasoreactivity of myometrial arteries (MA). If altered MA vasoreactivity is found, further studies may be able to link these changes to the increased rates of PreE and IUGR at altitude and contribute to the understanding of these two disorders.

Location

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Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Procedure - Collection of myometrial, cord blood, and placental tissue samples

We propose to collect myometrial, cord blood, and placental tissue samples from women at high altitude (Summit County) and low altitude (Denver) in Colorado in order to determine if residence at altitude during pregnancy changes the vasoreactivity of myometrial arteries (MA).

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effects of High Altitude on 5' Adenosine Monophosphate-activated Protein Kinase (AMPK) Activation and Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor Gamma (PPARγ) Regulation

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02391519

ParticipAid ID

mep9Xa