Objectives: To investigate the relationship between hsa_circ_0051326 and HLA-G expression in the blood of patients with pre-eclampsia.
Material and methods: Real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the hsa_circ_0051326 expression level. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), qRT-PCR, and western blotting were used to detect HLA-G expression in blood in 50 patients with pre-eclampsia and 50 normal pregnant women.
Results: HLA-G protein expression level was decreased significantly in the blood of patients with pre-eclampsia. hsa_circ_0051326 and HLA-G mRNA in blood were decreased significantly in the pre-eclampsia patients compared with normal pregnant women. There was a positive correlation between the expression of serum hsa_circ_0051326 with HLA-G mRNA.
Conclusions: Serum hsa_circ_0051326 was a new diagnostic biomarker for pre-eclampsia with equivalent efficiency of HLA-G. Maternal serum hsa_circ_0051326 level may pre-diagnose potentially pre-eclampsia before delivery.
Keywords: Human leukocyte antigen-G; hsa_circ_0051326; pre-eclampsia; serum.