ADAM12: The Usual Suspect in Preeclampsia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hemant Kulkarni
12023 Waterway Rdg, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
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Received date: June 26, 2013; Accepted date: June 29, 2013; Published date: August 05, 2013
Citation: Kulkarni H (2013) ADAM12: The Usual Suspect in Preeclampsia. Reprod Sys Sexual Disorders 2:121. doi:10.4172/2161-038X.1000121
Copyright: © 2013 Kulkarni H. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Burgeoning evidence is now pointing towards a potential role of the ADAM12 gene in preeclampsia. A closer scrutiny of this evidence, however, shows that many important questions remain unanswered. As a result, the genetic jigsaw of preeclampsia is a poser far from solved. Continued efforts are required to investigate this gene, especially in the context of its involvement in the transforming growth factor signaling pathway.