The Effects of Inositol Metabolism in Pregnant Women on Offspring in the North and South of China.

The Effects of Inositol Metabolism in Pregnant Women on Offspring in the North and South of China. Med Sci Monit. 2020 Feb 17;26:e921088 Authors: Wang X, Yue H, Li S, Guo J, Guan Z, Qin J, Zhu Z, Niu B, Cui M, Wang J Abstract BACKGROUND Inositol is an essential nutrient for cell growth, survival and embryonic development. Myo-inositol is the predominant form in natural. To investigate the correlation between inositol metabolism and embryonic development, we assessed the metabolic characteristics of myo-inositol, phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate (PI(4,5)P₂) and phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PI(3,4,5)P₃) of pregnant women in the North China (Yangquan and Weihai) and South China (Nanchang and Haikou) China. MATERIAL AND METHODS All data were collected by face-to-face interview during pregnant women health visits using a questionnaire. Plasma levels of myo-inositol, PI(4,5)P₂ and PI(3,4,5)P₃ from 89 randomly collected pregnant women were detected by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS A total of 400 pregnant women were included in this survey. The plasma levels of myo-inositol and PI(4,5)P₂ in the North China group of pregnant women were significantly higher than that in the South China group (P
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