Investigation of NO Levels in Depressed and Healthy Mothers, A Fetal Cord Study During the Delivery

Camkurt M. A., Findikli E., Karaaslan M. F., Tolun F., Bakacak M., Gunes S., ...More

JOURNAL OF MOOD DISORDERS, vol.6, no.2, pp.49-53, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5455/jmood.20160423042730
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.49-53
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


Depression in pregnancy imposes an emotional burden to mothers' life; on the other hand, an association exists between negative fetal and birth outcomes and pregnancy depression. The umbilical cord is vital for the fetus, which has critical roles in transportation of nutrients and oxygen between fetal and maternal circulation. NO is an important molecule involved in many physiological functions like vasodilatation, smooth muscle relaxation, immune-modulation, neurotransmission, and platelet aggregation inhibition. In this study, we aimed to investigate NO levels in fetal cord blood (FCB) of depressed mothers and healthy controls.