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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216257/prediction-of-low-birth-weight-methodological-issues
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LETTER
Siamak Sabour
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216258/review-systematic-review-of-the-utility-of-the-fetal-cerebroplacental-ratio-measured-at-term-for-the-prediction-of-adverse-perinatal-outcome
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Liam Dunn, Helen Sherrell, Sailesh Kumar
AIM: This systematic review evaluates the utility of the fetal cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) when assessed at term (from 37 + 0 weeks gestation) as a predictor of adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes. DATA SOURCES AND SEARCH STRATEGY: An electronic search of Pubmed and Embase using variations of 'cerebroplacental ratio' and 'cerebroumbilical ratio' was conducted by two independent reviewers. Full text studies written in English that reported on low CPR and its correlation with relevant obstetric and perinatal outcomes were included...
February 12, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202182/implantation-and-extravillous-trophoblast-invasion-from-rare-archival-specimens-to-modern-biobanking
#3
Gerit Moser, Berthold Huppertz
Extravillous trophoblast invasion serves to attach the placenta to the uterus and to enable access to nutrients for the embryo throughout pregnancy - secretions of the uterine glands in the first trimester, maternal blood in the second and third trimester. For assessing extravillous trophoblast invasion, histology (in combination with immunohistochemistry) still plays a major role in placental research. This is especially true for the re-assessment of rare archival specimens from early human implantation sites or placenta in utero with the background of recent knowledge which may help to strengthen current hypotheses...
February 8, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187917/oxygen-and-placental-development-parallels-and-differences-with-tumour-biology
#4
Graham J Burton, Eric Jauniaux, Andrew J Murray
Human placentation involves the invasion of the conceptus into the wall of the uterus, and establishment of a blood supply from the maternal spiral arteries. The placenta has therefore been likened to a malignant tumour, albeit a highly regulated one. Oxygen plays an important role in controlling both placental development and tumour behaviour. In the placenta, early development takes place in a physiological low oxygen environment, which undergoes a transition with onset of the full maternal arterial circulation towards the end of the first trimester...
February 1, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214019/preface
#5
LETTER
Helen Jones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131319/review-placental-adaptations-to-the-presence-of-maternal-asthma-during-pregnancy
#6
REVIEW
A S Meakin, Z Saif, A R Jones, P F Valenzula Aviles, V L Clifton
Asthma is a highly prevalent chronic medical condition affecting an estimated 12% of pregnant, women each year, with prevalence of asthma greatest (up to 16%) among the socially disadvantaged. Maternal asthma is associated with significant perinatal morbidity and mortality including preterm births, neonatal hospitalisations and low birthweight outcomes each year. We have identified that the placenta adapts to the presence of chronic, maternal asthma during pregnancy in a sex specific manner that may confer sex differences in fetal outcome...
January 21, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131318/the-role-of-cellular-senescence-in-ageing-of-the-placenta
#7
Lynne S Cox, Christopher Redman
Aberrant placental ageing is implicated in a high percentage of birth complications, stillbirths and neonatal deaths. Understanding how this complex organ is established and maintained for the 9-10 months of pregnancy and then how and why it undergoes the physiological changes that result in labour at term is therefore of enormous clinical importance. In this review, we assess the evidence that placental ageing results from cellular senescence, a state of terminal proliferation arrest accompanied by characteristic morphological and metabolic changes including a shift to a pro-inflammatory phenotype...
January 16, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117145/notch-signalling-in-placental-development-and-gestational-diseases
#8
S Haider, J Pollheimer, M Knöfler
Activation of Notch signalling upon cell-cell contact of neighbouring cells controls a plethora of cellular processes such as stem cell maintenance, cell lineage determination, cell proliferation, and survival. Accumulating evidence suggests that the pathway also critically regulates these events during placental development and differentiation. Herein, we summarize our present knowledge about Notch signalling in murine and human placentation and discuss its potential role in the pathophysiology of gestational disorders...
January 16, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117143/review-placental-derived-biomarkers-of-pregnancy-disorders
#9
REVIEW
James S M Cuffe, Olivia Holland, Carlos Salomon, Gregory E Rice, Anthony V Perkins
Pregnancy is one of the greatest physiological challenges that a women can experience. The physiological adaptations that accompany pregnancy may increase the risk of developing a number of disorders that can lead to both acute and chronic physiological outcomes. In addition, fetal development may be impaired and, if the fetus survives, the child may be at an increased risk of disease throughout life. Pregnancy disorders are poorly predicted by traditional risk factors and maternal history alone. The identification of biomarkers that can predict incidence and severity of disease would allow for improved and targeted prophylactic therapies to prevent adverse maternal and fetal outcomes...
January 16, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111088/global-pregnancy-collaboration-symposium-on-placental-health-summary-and-recommendations
#10
James M Roberts, Stefan R Hansson, Daniel Vaiman, Christopher W G Redman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117144/review-alterations-in-placental-glycogen-deposition-in-complicated-pregnancies-current-preclinical-and-clinical-evidence
#11
REVIEW
Lisa K Akison, Marloes Dekker Nitert, Vicki L Clifton, Karen M Moritz, David G Simmons
Normal placental function is essential for optimal fetal growth. Transport of glucose from mother to fetus is critical for fetal nutrient demands and can be stored in the placenta as glycogen. However, the function of this glycogen deposition remains a matter of debate: It could be a source of fuel for the placenta itself or a storage reservoir for later use by the fetus in times of need. While the significance of placental glycogen remains elusive, mounting evidence indicates that altered glycogen metabolism and/or deposition accompanies many pregnancy complications that adversely affect fetal development...
January 11, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108031/ifpa-meeting-2016-workshop-report-i-genomic-communication-bioinformatics-trophoblast-biology-and-transport-systems
#12
Christiane Albrecht, Julie C Baker, Cassidy Blundell, Shawn L Chavez, Lucia Carbone, Larry Chamley, Roberta L Hannibal, Nick Illsley, Peter Kurre, Louise C Laurent, Charles McKenzie, Diana Morales-Prieto, Priyadarshini Pantham, Alison Paquette, Katie Powell, Nathan Price, Balaji M Rao, Yoel Sadovsky, Carlos Salomon, Geetu Tuteja, Samantha Wilson, P F O'Tierney-Ginn
Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialized topics. At IFPA meeting 2016 there were twelve themed workshops, four of which are summarized in this report. These workshops covered innovative technologies applied to new and traditional areas of placental research: 1) genomic communication; 2) bioinformatics; 3) trophoblast biology and pathology; 4) placental transport systems.
January 11, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104278/review-is-rapid-fat-accumulation-in-early-life-associated-with-adverse-later-health-outcomes
#13
REVIEW
Abirami Ratnasingham, Yvonne A Eiby, Marloes Dekker Nitert, Timothy Donovan, Barbara E Lingwood
This review discusses ways in which the maternal environment and placental function affect the birth weight and adult health outcomes of offspring. These maternal and placental factors have varying and sometimes opposing effects on birth weight, resulting in infants that are born small for gestational age (SGA), large for gestational age (LGA) or preterm. However, all these alterations in weight have similar effects on adult health, increasing the risk of obesity and its associated cardiovascular and metabolic disorders...
January 11, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094006/salt-aldosterone-and-extrarenal-na-sensitive-responses-in-pregnancy
#14
Paula Juliet Scaife, Markus Georg Mohaupt
Outside of pregnancy excessive salt consumption is known to be harmful being linked to increased blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. However, pregnancy represents a major change to a woman's physiology resulting in an intimate adaptation to environmental conditions. It is now becoming apparent that salt is essential for a number of these changes during pregnancy including haematological, cardiac adaptations as well as directly influencing placental development and the uteroplacental immune environment...
January 10, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094005/imprinted-genes-and-the-regulation-of-placental-endocrine-function-pregnancy-and-beyond
#15
Rosalind M John
Genomic imprinting is an epigenetic process responsible for the monoallelic expression of a subset of genes in mammals. Imprinted genes have been demonstrated to play important functions prenatally regulating fetal growth and placental development with some functions persisting beyond pregnancy to influence both metabolism and behaviour in adults. This review focuses on the function of imprinted genes in regulating placental hormones, and the probability that these functions manifest their impact beyond pregnancy...
January 10, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089506/evaluation-of-the-predictive-value-of-placental-vascularisation-indices-derived-from-3-dimensional-power-doppler-whole-placental-volume-scanning-for-prediction-of-pre-eclampsia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
K A Eastwood, C Patterson, A J Hunter, D R McCance, I S Young, V A Holmes
Pre-eclampsia remains a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. This systematic review aims to evaluate the ability of placental vascularisation indices (PVIs) derived from 3D power Doppler whole placental volume scanning to predict early, late and any-onset pre-eclampsia (PE). The following databases were searched: MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science. Studies selected for inclusion measured PVIs: Vascularisation Index (%) (VI) and/or Flow Index (FI) and/or Vascularisation Flow Index (VFI) derived from 3D power Doppler whole placental volume scanning via Virtual Organ Computer-aided Analysis (VOCAL) technique prior to diagnosis of PE...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087122/human-trophoblast-stem-cells-real-or-not-real
#17
Ching-Wen Chang, Mana M Parast
Abnormal trophoblast differentiation is the root cause of many placenta-based pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. Human trophoblast differentiation is difficult to study due to the lack of a stem cell model. Such a multipotent "trophoblast stem" (TS) cell, with the ability to differentiate into all trophoblast subtypes, has been derived from mouse blastocysts, but attempts to derive similar human cells have failed. We consider here several possibilities for the TS cell niche in the human placenta...
January 5, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089504/review-nutrient-sulfate-supply-from-mother-to-fetus-placental-adaptive-responses-during-human-and-animal-gestation
#18
REVIEW
P A Dawson, K Richard, A Perkins, Z Zhang, D G Simmons
Nutrient sulfate has numerous roles in mammalian physiology and is essential for healthy fetal growth and development. The fetus has limited capacity to generate sulfate and relies on sulfate supplied from the maternal circulation via placental sulfate transporters. The placenta also has a high sulfate requirement for numerous molecular and cellular functions, including sulfate conjugation (sulfonation) to estrogen and thyroid hormone which leads to their inactivation. Accordingly, the ratio of sulfonated (inactive) to unconjugated (active) hormones modulates endocrine function in fetal, placental and maternal tissues...
January 4, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043658/genes-epigenetics-and-mirna-regulation-in-the-placenta
#19
Daniel Vaiman
This text reviews briefly the context in which epigenetics regulate gene expression in trophoblast development and function. It is an attempt to focus on a limited number of recent papers that, according to the author, shed new light on placental development, and constitute possible trails for improving knowledge and women follow-up in pathological pregnancies.
December 25, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043657/breaking-the-first-lineage-barrier-many-roads-to-trophoblast-stem-cell-fate
#20
Caroline Kubaczka, Franziska Kaiser, Hubert Schorle
Recently, direct cell fate conversion attempts between the embryonic and extra-embryonic lineage gained new momentum. Two concomitant publications were published, describing the successful generation of transgene-independent, self-renewing trophoblast stem cells (TSCs) from murine fibroblasts. Cells were faithfully converted, displaying high similarity to blastocyst or extraembryonic ectoderm derived TSCs. Here, we summarize and compare published attempts aiming at the direct induction of trophoblast-fate from either mouse embryonic stem cells or fibroblasts...
December 23, 2016: Placenta
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