pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 5

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pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 5 

OBSTETRICS

A hereditary state (OMIM:614595) characterised by increased susceptibility to pre-eclampsia/eclampsia.

Molecular pathology Defects in CORIN, which encodes a serine endopeptidase that converts non-functional propeptide NPPA into active atrial natriuretic peptide hormone, resulting in natriuresis, diuresis, and vasodilation, cause pre-eclampsia/eclampsia 5.

Synonyms Gestational proteinuric hypertension type 5, PEE5 

References Cui Y, et al, Nature 484: 246-250, 2012 

http://www.omim.org/entry/614595

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