BioMed Research International / 2019 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Prepregnancy Obesity, Maternal Dietary Intake, and Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in the Fetomaternal Unit

Figure 2

Oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity markers in the fetomaternal unit. GPx4 expression was lower in placenta of the group with BMI indicative of obesity (p < 0.05). Data is presented as mean ± standard deviation. MDA: malondialdehyde (µmol/L). TAC: total antioxidant capacity (nmol/µl/µg protein). GPx4: glutathione peroxidase 4 (log of arbitrary units of optical density). p< 0.05. The concentration of MDA in cord serum in both groups was lower than in maternal serum (p < 0.01).