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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448983/intrauterine-growth-restriction-alters-the-postnatal-development-of-the-rat-cerebellum
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Annie R A McDougall, Vanny Wiradjaja, Aminath Azhan, Anqi Li, Nadia Hale, Mary E Wlodek, Stuart B Hooper, Megan J Wallace, Mary Tolcos
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a major cause of antenatal brain injury. We aimed to characterize cerebellar deficits following IUGR and to investigate the potential underlying cellular and molecular mechanisms. At embryonic day 18, pregnant rats underwent either sham surgery (controls; n = 23) or bilateral uterine vessel ligation to restrict blood flow to fetuses (IUGR; n = 20). Offspring were collected at postnatal day 2 (P2), P7, and P35. Body weights were reduced at P2, P7, and P35 in IUGR offspring (p < 0...
April 28, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448685/adult-neurobehavioral-alterations-in-male-and-female-mice-following-developmental-exposure-to-paracetamol-acetaminophen-characterization-of-a-critical-period
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Gaëtan Philippot, Torsten Gordh, Anders Fredriksson, Henrik Viberg
Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used non-prescription drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Among pregnant women and young children, paracetamol is one of the most frequently used drugs and is considered the first-choice treatment for pain and/or fever. Recent findings in both human and animal studies have shown associations between paracetamol intake during brain development and adverse behavioral outcomes later in life. The present study was undertaken to investigate if the induction of these effects depend on when the exposure occurs during a critical period of brain development and if male and female mice are equally affected...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448526/human-alkaline-phosphatase-dephosphorylates-microbial-products-and-is-elevated-in-preterm-neonates-with-a-history-of-late-onset-sepsis
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Matthew Pettengill, Juan D Matute, Megan Tresenriter, Julie Hibbert, David Burgner, Peter Richmond, José Luis Millán, Al Ozonoff, Tobias Strunk, Andrew Currie, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND: A host defense function for Alkaline phosphatases (ALPs) is suggested by the contribution of intestinal ALP to detoxifying bacterial lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) in animal models in vivo and the elevation of ALP activity following treatment of human cells with inflammatory stimuli in vitro. However the activity of ALP in human plasma (primarily tissue-nonspecific ALP; TNAP) on lipopolysaccharide and other microbial products has not been assessed, nor has its expression been studied in preterm newborns, a vulnerable population at high risk of sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448440/is-polysialylated-ncam-not-only-a-regulator-during-brain-development-but-also-during-the-formation-of-other-organs
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Christina E Galuska, Thomas Lütteke, Sebastian P Galuska
In mammals several cell adhesion molecules are involved during the pre- and postnatal development of all organ systems. A very prominent member of this family is the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM). Interestingly, NCAM can be a target for a special form of posttranslational modification: polysialylation. Whereas nearly all extracellular proteins bear mono-sialic acid residues, only a very small group can be polysialylated. Polysialic acid is a highly negatively-charged sugar polymer and can comprise more than 90 sialic acid residues in postnatal mouse brains increasing dramatically the hydrodynamic radius of their carriers...
April 27, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448333/challenges-to-breastfeeding-initiation-and-duration-for-teen-mothers
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Sonia Cota-Robles, Laura Pedersen, Craig Winston LeCroy
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate breastfeeding practices of teen mothers in a pre- and postnatal education and support program. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We studied breastfeeding practices of primarily Hispanic and non-Hispanic White teen mothers who participated in the Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS) program, which promoted breastfeeding through prenatal programming and postpartum support. Analyses identified the most common reasons participants had not breastfed and, for those who initiated breastfeeding, the most common reasons they stopped...
May 2017: MCN. the American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448308/the-effects-of-prenatal-maternal-stress-on-early-temperament-the-2011-queensland-flood-study
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Gabrielle Simcock, Guillaume Elgbeili, David P Laplante, Sue Kildea, Vanessa Cobham, Helen Stapleton, Marie-Paule Austin, Alain Brunet, Suzanne King
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of disaster-related prenatal maternal stress on infant temperament and whether the sex of the infant or the timing of the stressor in pregnancy would moderate the effects. METHODS: Mothers' objective experiences of a sudden-onset flood in Queensland, Australia, their subjective emotional reactions, and cognitive appraisal of the event were assessed. At 6 months postpartum, 121 mothers reported their infant's temperament on the 5 dimensions of the Short Temperament Scale for Infants...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448063/gonadotropin-levels-in-urine-during-early-postnatal-period-in-small-for-gestational-age-preterm-male-infants-with-fetal-growth-restriction
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S Nagai, M Kawai, M Myowa-Yamakoshi, T Morimoto, T Matsukura, T Heike
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to estimate gonadotropin concentrations in small for gestational age (SGA) male infants with the reactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis during the first few months of life that is important for genital development. STUDY DESIGN: We prospectively examined 15 SGA and 15 appropriate for gestational age (AGA) preterm male infants between 2013 and 2014 at Kyoto University Hospital. Gonadotropin concentrations (luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)) were measured in serial urine samples from the postnatal days 7 to 168 and compared between SGA and AGA infants using the Mann-Whitney test...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448009/using-primary-neurosphere-cultures-to-study-primary-cilia
#8
Issei S Shimada, Hemant Badgandi, Bandarigoda N Somatilaka, Saikat Mukhopadhyay
The primary cilium is fundamentally important for the proliferation of neural stem/progenitor cells and for neuronal differentiation during embryonic, postnatal, and adult life. In addition, most differentiated neurons possess primary cilia that house signaling receptors, such as G-protein-coupled receptors, and signaling molecules, such as adenylyl cyclases. The primary cilium determines the activity of multiple developmental pathways, including the sonic hedgehog pathway during embryonic neuronal development, and also functions in promoting compartmentalized subcellular signaling during adult neuronal function...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447317/neuroimaging-findings-of-postnatally-acquired-zika-virus-infection-a-pictorial-essay
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Mohammad Zare Mehrjardi, Guillaume Carteaux, Andrea Poretti, Morteza Sanei Taheri, Sonia Bermudez, Heron Werner, Luiz Celso Hygino da Cruz
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne arbovirus from the Flaviviridae family, first discovered in 1947. There has been no report of severe complications caused by this virus in humans until recently. However, it is confirmed now that prenatally acquired ZIKV infection may cause severe congenital brain abnormalities in the infected fetuses. In addition, there has been an increasing number of reports during recent years about the causal relationship between postnatally acquired ZIKV infection and severe neurologic complications (mostly immune-mediated ones)...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445905/prenatal-diagnosis-of-galen-vein-aneurysm-using-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-perinatal-and-long-term-neurological-outcomes-a-case-series
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Pedro Pires, Larisse de Brito Aurélio Martins, Norma Maria Tenório Brito Pires, Heron Werner, Adilson Cunha Ferreira, Edward Araujo Júnior
Objective To describe the prenatal diagnosis of Galen vein aneurysm (GVA) based on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a series of cases, as well as its postnatal outcomes and follow-up until 4 years of age. Methods A retrospective longitudinal study was performed, analyzing a database comprising seven cases of prenatal diagnosis of GVA at two Brazilian institutions from February of 2000 to May of 2012. The following data were evaluated: gestational age at diagnosis, GVA dimensions on ultrasonography, associated fetal changes, findings on fetal echocardiography, gestational age at delivery, type of delivery, birth weight, Apgar score at the 1st and 5th minutes, neonatal outcomes, and survival with follow-up until 4 years of age...
April 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445884/synergistic-action-of-presynaptic-muscarinic-acetylcholine-receptors-and-adenosine-receptors-in-developmental-axonal-competition-at-the-neuromuscular-junction
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Laura Nadal, Neus Garcia, Erica Hurtado, Anna Simó, Marta Tomàs, Maria Angel Lanuza, Victor Cilleros, Josep Maria Tomàs
The development of the nervous system involves the initial overproduction of synapses, which promotes connectivity. Hebbian competition between axons with different activities leads to the loss of roughly half of the overproduced elements and this refines connectivity. We used quantitative immunohistochemistry to investigate, in the postnatal day 7 (P7) to P9 neuromuscular junctions, the involvement of muscarinic receptors (muscarinic acetylcholine autoreceptors and the M1, M2, and M4 subtypes) and adenosine receptors (A1 and A2A subtypes) in the control of axonal elimination after the mouse levator auris longus muscle had been exposed to selective antagonists in vivo...
April 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445874/erythropoietin-treatment-exacerbates-moderate-injury-after-hypoxia-ischemia-in-neonatal-superoxide-dismutase-transgenic-mice
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R Ann Sheldon, Christine Windsor, Byong Sop Lee, Olatz Arteaga Cabeza, Donna M Ferriero
The neonatal brain is highly susceptible to oxidative stress as developing endogenous antioxidant mechanisms are overwhelmed. In the neonate, superoxide dismutase (SOD) overexpression worsens hypoxic-ischemic injury due to H2O2 accumulation in the brain. Erythropoietin (EPO) is upregulated in 2 phases after HI, early (4 h) and late (7 days), and exogenous EPO has been effective in reducing the injury, possibly through reducing oxidative stress. We hypothesized that exogenous EPO would limit injury from excess H2O2 seen in SOD1-overexpressing mice, and thus enhance recovery after HI...
April 27, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445730/ripk3-mediates-necroptosis-during-embryonic-development-and-postnatal-inflammation-in-fadd-deficient-mice
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Qun Zhao, XianJun Yu, HaiWei Zhang, YongBo Liu, XiXi Zhang, XiaoXia Wu, Qun Xie, Ming Li, Hao Ying, Haibing Zhang
RIPK3 mediates cell death and regulates inflammatory responses. Although genetic studies have suggested that RIPK3-MLKL-mediated necroptosis leads to embryonic lethality in Fadd or Caspase-8-deficient mice, the exact mechanisms are not fully understood. Here, we generated Ripk3 mutant mice by altering the RIPK3 kinase domain (Ripk3(Δ/Δ) mice), thus abolishing its kinase activity. Ripk3(Δ/Δ) cells were resistant to necroptosis stimulation in vitro, and Ripk3(Δ/Δ) mice were protected from necroptotic diseases...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445697/influence-of-maturation-on-in-vivo-tissue-to-plasma-partition-coefficients-for-cis-and-trans-permethrin
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Manoj Amaraneni, Jing Pang, James V Bruckner, Srinivasa Muralidhara, Tanzir B Mortuza, Darren Gullick, Shirin Hooshfar, Catherine A White, Brian S Cummings
Permethrin, the most widely used household insecticide in the U.S., is marketed as a mixture of its cis (CIS) and trans (TRANS) isomers. The major objective of this investigation was to develop and utilize a reliable approach to determine in vivo partition coefficients (PCs) for CIS and TRANS in immature and adult Sprague-Dawley rats. Adult, postnatal day (PND) 21 and PND 15 rats were infused with environmentally relevant concentrations of CIS or TRANS via a s.c. osmotic pump for 48 or 72 h. The adult and PND 21 rats also received an oral loading dose...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445364/n-acetylcysteine-prevents-retrograde-motor-neuron-death-after-neonatal-peripheral-nerve-injury
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Joseph Catapano, Jennifer Zhang, David Scholl, Cameron Chiang, Tessa Gordon, Gregory H Borschel
BACKGROUND: Neuronal death may be an overlooked and unaddressed component of disability following neonatal nerve injuries, such as obstetric brachial plexus injury. N-acetylcysteine and acetyl-L-carnitine improve survival of neurons after adult nerve injury, but it is unknown whether they improve survival after neonatal injury, when neurons are most susceptible to retrograde neuronal death. The authors' objective was to examine whether N-acetylcysteine or acetyl-L-carnitine treatment improves survival of neonatal motor or sensory neurons in a rat model of neonatal nerve injury...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444921/biochemical-characterization-and-analyses-of-polysialic-acid-associated-carrier-proteins-and-genes-in-piglets-during-neonatal-development
#16
Bing Wang, Yue Chen, He Ren, Nai Zhang, Frederic Arthur Troy Ii
Polysialic acid plays a key role in cancer metastasis and neurodevelopment. Our aim was to determine the developmental gene expression profiles for the two polysialyltransferases ST 8Sia II and ST8Sia IV, NCAM, SynCAM1, Neuropilin-2 (NRP2) and their polysialylated cognate glycans in different regions of the piglet brain during postnatal development. Our findings show that: (1) The cellular levels of mRNA coding for ST8Sia II and ST8Sia IV, NCAM, SynCAM1, NRP2 and polySia are age-dependent and cell type specific during neonatal brain development; (2) There was a lack of correlation between abundance level of mRNA coding for ST8Sia II and ST8Sia IV and the abundance level of the post-translation expression of polySia in all nine brain regions; (3) Expression levels of polySia did not correlate with the levels of the carrier proteins, NCAM-140, SynCAM1 and NRP2 in nine brain regions; (4) The cellular abundance of ST8Sia II and ST8Sia IV in nine subregions of piglet brain is regulated at the level of translation/posttranslation, and not at the level of transcription...
April 26, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444651/-mri-based-ratio-of-fetal-lung-to-body-volume-as-new-prognostic-marker-for-chronic-lung-disease-in-patients-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
#17
Melissa M Winkler, Meike Weis, Claudia Henzler, Christel Weiß, Sven Kehl, Stefan O Schoenberg, Wolfgang Neff, Thomas Schaible
Background Our aim was to evaluate the prognostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based ratio of fetal lung volume (FLV) to fetal body volume (FBV) as a marker for development of chronic lung disease (CLD) in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Patients and Methods FLV and FBV were measured and the individual FLV/FBV ratio was calculated in 132 fetuses. Diagnosis of CLD was established following prespecified criteria and graded into mild/moderate/severe if present. Logistic regression analysis was used to calculate the probability of postnatal development of CLD in dependence of the FLV/FBV ratio...
March 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444475/vertebral-abnormality-without-spine-curvature-deformity-on-prenatal-ultrasonography-sonographic-findings-and-postnatal-radiographic-correlations
#18
Mi Jin Song, Young-Hwa Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate prenatal US features and postnatal radiographic findings of fetuses with a sonographically detected vertebral abnormality (VA) without spine-curvature deformity (SCD). METHODS: Twenty-six fetuses showing a VA without SCD on prenatal US at our ultrasound center for a 5-year period were retrospectively identified and evaluated for sonographic data and coexisting anomalies. Medical records and postnatal radiographs of all 16 live births were reviewed...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444321/evidence-of-altered-brain-responses-to-nicotine-in-an-animal-model-of-adhd
#19
Guillaume L Poirier, Wei Huang, Kelly Tam, Joseph R DiFranza, Jean A King
Introduction: Individuals with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are susceptible to earlier and more severe nicotine addiction. To shed light on the relationship between nicotine and ADHD, we examined nicotine's effects on functional brain networks in an animal model of ADHD. Methods: Awake magnetic resonance imaging was used to compare functional connectivity in adolescent (postnatal day 44±2) males of the Spontaneously Hypertensive Rat (SHR) strain and two control strains, Wistar Kyoto and Sprague Dawley (n = 16 each)...
April 22, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443816/segmental-volvulus-in-the-neonate-a-particular-clinical-entity
#20
Naziha Khen-Dunlop, Sylvie Beaudoin, Blandine Marion, Véronique Rousseau, Agnes Giuseppi, Muriel Nicloux, David Grevent, Laurent J Salomon, Yves Aigrain, Alexandre Lapillonne, Sabine Sarnacki
BACKGROUND: Complete intestinal volvulus is mainly related to congenital anomalies of the so-called intestinal malrotation, whereas segmental volvulus appears as a distinct entity, mostly observed during the perinatal period. Because these two situations are still lumped together, the aim of this study was to describe the particular condition of neonatal segmental volvulus. STUDY DESIGN: We analyzed the circumstances of diagnosis and management of 17 consecutives neonates operated for segmental volvulus more than a 10-year period in a single institution...
March 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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