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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324064/bmp7-induces-uterine-receptivity-and-blastocyst-attachment
#1
Diana Monsivais, Caterina Clementi, Jia Peng, Paul T Fullerton, Renata Prunskaite-Hyyryläinen, Seppo Vainio, Martin M Matzuk
In women, the window of implantation is limited to a brief two- to three- day period characterized by optimal levels of circulating ovarian hormones and a receptive endometrium. Although the window of implantation is assumed to occur 8-10 days after ovulation in women, molecular markers of endometrial receptivity are necessary to determine optimal timing prior to embryo transfer. Previous studies showed that members of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family are expressed in the uterus necessary for female fertility; however, the role of BMP7 during implantation and in late gestation is not known...
January 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323944/from-pregnancy-to-preeclampsia-a-key-role-for-estrogens
#2
Nadia Berkane, Philippe Liere, Jean-Paul Oudinet, Alexandre Hertig, Guillaume Lefèvre, Nicola Pluchino, Michael Schumacher, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet
Preeclampsia (PE) results of placental dysfunction and is one of the primary causes of maternal and fetal mortality and morbidity. During pregnancy, estrogen is produced primarily in the placenta by conversion of androgen precursors originating from maternal and fetal adrenal glands. These processes lead to increased plasma estrogen concentrations compared to non-pregnant women. Aberrant production of estrogens could play a key role in PE symptoms, since they are exclusively produced by the placenta and they promote angiogenesis and vasodilation...
March 3, 2017: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259093/exposure-to-phytoestrogens-in-utero-and-age-at-menarche-in-a-contemporary-british-cohort
#3
Kristin J Marks, Terryl J Hartman, Ethel V Taylor, Michael E Rybak, Kate Northstone, Michele Marcus
Phytoestrogens are estrogenic compounds that occur naturally in plants. Phytoestrogens can cross the placenta, and animal studies have found associations between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and markers of early puberty. We investigated the association between in utero exposure to phytoestrogens and early menarche (defined as <11.5 years of age at onset) using data from a nested case-control study within the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, a longitudinal study involving families living in the South West of England...
May 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193709/testosterone-represses-estrogen-signaling-by-upregulating-mir-22-a-mechanism-for-imbalanced-steroid-hormone-production-in-preeclampsia
#4
Xuan Shao, Yanlei Liu, Ming Liu, Yongqing Wang, Liying Yan, Hao Wang, Liyang Ma, Yu-Xia Li, Yangyu Zhao, Yan-Ling Wang
Preeclampsia, a multisystem syndrome occurring during mid- to late gestation in humans, is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Patients usually present with high circulating testosterone and reduced estradiol production, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Revealing the mechanism that modulating the imbalance of testosterone and estradiol in preeclampsia is of great value in understanding the cause of the disease. The placenta is the predominant source of steroid hormone production during gestation, and we observed markedly increased 17β-HSD3 (17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 3) levels and downregulated aromatase expression, the key enzymes responsible for synthesis of testosterone and estradiol, respectively, in preeclamptic placentas compared with controls...
February 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152429/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-fluorinated-n-benzoyl-and-n-phenylacetoyl-derivatives-of-3-4-aminophenyl-coumarin-7-o-sulfamate-as-steroid-sulfatase-inhibitors
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Mateusz Daśko, Maja Przybyłowska, Janusz Rachon, Maciej Masłyk, Konrad Kubiński, Majus Misiak, Andrzej Składanowski, Sebastian Demkowicz
In the present work, we report convenient methods for the synthesis of 3-(4-aminophenyl)-coumarin-7-O-sulfamate derivatives N-acylated with fluorinated analogues of benzoic or phenylacetic acid as steroid sulfatase (STS) inhibitors. The design of these potential STS inhibitors was supported by molecular modeling techniques. Additionally, computational docking methods were used to determine the binding modes of the synthesized inhibitors and to identify potential interactions between inhibitors and amino acid residues located in the active site of STS...
January 22, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089504/review-nutrient-sulfate-supply-from-mother-to-fetus-placental-adaptive-responses-during-human-and-animal-gestation
#6
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/28008329/maternal-and-fetal-mechanisms-of-b-cell-regulation-during-pregnancy-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-stimulates-b-cells-to-produce-il-10%C3%A2-while-alpha-fetoprotein-drives-them-into-apoptosis
#7
Franziska Fettke, Anne Schumacher, Andrea Canellada, Natalia Toledo, Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding, Albert Bondt, Manfred Wuhrer, Serban-Dan Costa, Ana Claudia Zenclussen
Maternal immune tolerance toward the fetus is an essential requisite for pregnancy. While T cell functions are well documented, little is known about the participation of B cells. We have previously suggested that IL-10-producing B cells are involved in pregnancy tolerance in mice and humans. By employing murine and human systems, we report now that fetal trophoblasts positively regulate the generation of IL-10-producing B cells. We next studied the participation of hormones produced by the placenta as well as the fetal protein alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in B cell modulation...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835804/gap-junctional-connexin-messenger-rna-expression-in-the-ovine-uterus-and-placenta-effects-of-estradiol-17%C3%AE-treatment-early-pregnancy-stages-and-embryo-origin
#8
M L Johnson, D A Redmer, L P Reynolds, A T Grazul-Bilska
Gap junctions play a major role in direct, contact-dependent cell-cell communication, and they have been implicated in the regulation of cellular metabolism and the coordination of cellular functions during growth and differentiation of organs and tissues. Gap junctional channels, composed of connexin (Cx) proteins, have been detected and shown to be influenced by hormones (eg, estrogen and progesterone) in uterine and placental tissues in several species. We hypothesized that (1) the messenger RNA (mRNA) for Cx26, Cx32, Cx37, and Cx43 is expressed in the uterus of ovariectomized sheep treated with estradiol-17β (E2) and in ovine placenta during early pregnancy, (2) E2-treatment of ovariectomized ewes would cause time-specific changes in Cx26, Cx32, Cx37, and Cx43 mRNA expression (experiment 1), and (3) expression of these 4 Cx would vary across the days of early pregnancy (experiment 2) and will be affected by embryo origin (ie, after application of assisted reproductive technologies [ARTs]; experiment 3)...
January 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791094/primate-specific-mir-515-family-members-inhibit-key-genes-in-human-trophoblast-differentiation-and-are-upregulated-in-preeclampsia
#9
Ming Zhang, Sribalasubashini Muralimanoharan, Alison C Wortman, Carole R Mendelson
Dysregulation of human trophoblast invasion and differentiation can result in preeclampsia (PE), a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy with significant morbidity and mortality for mother and offspring. miRNA microarray analysis of RNA from human cytotrophoblasts (CytT), before and after differentiation to syncytiotrophoblast (SynT) in primary culture, revealed that members of miR-515 family-including miR-515-5p, miR-519e-5p, miR-519c-3p, and miR-518f, belonging to the primate- and placenta-specific chromosome 19 miRNA cluster (C19MC)-were significantly down-regulated upon human SynT differentiation...
October 24, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761482/immunology-of-neuromyelitis-optica-during-pregnancy
#10
REVIEW
Vahid Davoudi, Kiandokht Keyhanian, Riley M Bove, Tanuja Chitnis
Anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) autoantibody plays a key role in the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Studies have shown increased relapse rates in patients with NMO during pregnancy and postpartum. High estrogen levels during pregnancy can increase activation-induced cytidine deaminase expression, which is responsible for immunoglobulin production. Additionally, sex hormones may influence antibody glycosylation, with effects on antibody function. Estrogen decreases apoptosis of self-reactive B cells, through upregulation of antiapoptotic molecules...
December 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693517/carbenoxolone-exposure-during-late-gestation-in-rats-alters-placental-expressions-of-p53-and-estrogen-receptors
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Maie D Al-Bader, Sara A Jasem, Narayana Kilarkaje
Gestational carbenoxolone exposure inhibits placental 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (11β-HSD), the physiological barrier for glucocorticoids, which increases fetal exposure to glucocorticoids and induces intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We hypothesized that carbenoxolone exposure influences the expression of placental estrogen receptors-α and β (ERα & ERβ) and p53 leading to inhibited fetal and placental growth. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were injected twice daily with either carbenoxolone (10mg/kg; s...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628217/igfbp1-involved-in-the-decreased-birth-weight-due-to-fetal-high-estrogen-exposure-in-mice
#12
Min Jin, Ping-Ping Lv, Tian-Tian Yu, Jin-Ming Shen, Chun Feng, He-Feng Huang
Our previous study indicated that maternal high estrogen environment in the first trimester is correlated with increased risks of low birth weight (LBW) and adult diseases. The present study aimed to establish an animal model to confirm such an effect in mice; and to further explore 5 the mechanism involved. A mouse model with high estradiol (E2) exposure during early pregnancy was established, and the birth weight, growth after birth, and expression levels of insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (IGFBP1) of pups were examined, respectively...
September 14, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549090/hypoxia-induced-regulation-of-placental-redd1-and-mtor-was-impaired-in-a-rat-model-of-estrogen-induced-cholestasis
#13
Fan Zhou, Huafang Chen, Xiaodong Wang, Pin Yu, Yayi Hu
PURPOSE: Hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), regulated in development and DNA damage response-1 (REDD1), and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) play distinct roles in response to hypoxia. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the HIF-1α-REDD1-mTOR-mediated hypoxic stress response also operates normally in estrogen-induced cholestasis. METHODS: Pregnant rats were administered with ethinylestradiol (EE) to induce cholestasis and then were subjected to feto-placental ischemia reperfusion (IR); as controls, one group received neither EE nor IR, and another two groups received only EE or IR...
August 22, 2016: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535960/fructose-synthesis-and-transport-at-the-uterine-placental-interface-of-pigs-cell-specific-localization-of-slc2a5-slc2a8-and-components-of-the-polyol-pathway
#14
Chelsie B Steinhauser, McKinsey Landers, Louise Myatt, Robert C Burghardt, Jeffrey L Vallet, Fuller W Bazer, Greg A Johnson
The fetal fluids and uterine flushings of pigs contain higher concentrations of fructose than glucose, but fructose is not detected in maternal blood. Fructose can be synthesized from glucose via enzymes of the polyol pathway, aldose reductase (AKR1B1) and sorbitol dehydrogenase (SORD), transported across cell membranes by solute carriers SLC2A5 and SLC2A8, and converted to fructose-1-phosphate by keto-hexokinase (KHK). SLC2A8, SLC2A5, AKR1B1, SORD and KHK mRNAs and proteins were analyzed using qPCR and immunohistochemistry or in situ hybridization in endometria and placentae of cyclic and pregnant gilts, cyclic gilts injected with estrogen, and ovariectomized gilts injected with progesterone (P4)...
August 17, 2016: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530348/elevated-utero-placental-gr-nr3c1-is-not-required-for-the-induction-of-parturition-in-the-dog
#15
Aykut Gram, Alexandra Trachsel, Alois Boos, Mariusz P Kowalewski
The endocrine mechanisms that lead to initiation of parturition in dogs are still not fully understood. The prepartum luteolysis is associated with increased prostaglandin (PG) F2α secretion; however, there is no pregnancy- or parturition-related increase in estrogens. Moreover, unlike in other mammalian species, in the dog, increased peripartum levels of cortisol measured sporadically in maternal peripheral blood are not mandatory for normal parturition. Nevertheless, auto/paracrine effects of cortisol at the placental feto-maternal level cannot be excluded...
October 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27492720/dynamic-expression-of-corticotropin-releasing-hormone-and-urocortin-in-estrogen-induced-cholestasis-pregnant-rat
#16
Fan Zhou, Bingxin Gao, Chunyan Deng, Guiqiong Huang, Ting Xu, Xiaodong Wang
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy(ICP) is complicated by acute placental-fetal hypoxia. Corticotropin-releasing hormone(CRH) and urocortin(UCN) are vasodilatory regulators of blood flow in the placenta. An ethinylestradiol(EE)-induced cholestasis rat model was reproduced and serum/placental CRH/UCN were detected during 14-21days of gestation(DG). Maternal serum or placental CRH/UCN levels in the control rats were relatively consistent during 14-21DG. Serum CRH was reduced in the EE-treated rats compared with the control rats at 21DG...
October 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27422263/widening-spectrum-of-cellular-and-subcellular-expression-of-human-glud1-and-glud2-glutamate-dehydrogenases-suggests-novel-functions
#17
Cleanthe Spanaki, Dimitra Kotzamani, Andreas Plaitakis
Mammalian glutamate dehydrogenase1 (GDH1) (E.C. 1.4.1.3) is a mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the reversible oxidative deamination of glutamate to α-ketoglutarate and ammonia while reducing NAD+ and/or NADP+ to NADH and/or NADPH. It links amino acid with carbohydrate metabolism, contributing to Krebs cycle anaplerosis, energy production, ammonia handling and redox homeostasis. Although GDH1 was one of the first major metabolic enzymes to be studied decades ago, its role in cell biology is still incompletely understood...
January 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27270272/microrna-137-affects-proliferation-and-migration-of-placenta-trophoblast-cells-in-preeclampsia-by-targeting-err%C3%AE
#18
Tan-Min Lu, Wei Lu, Long-Jun Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of microRNA-137 (miRNA-137) in proliferation and migration of placenta trophoblast cells of preeclampsia and the targeting gene of miRNA-137. METHODS: A total of 134 cases of puerperants were divided into normal pregnancy (n = 50), mild preeclampsia (n = 38), and severe preeclampsia groups (n = 46). MiRNA-137, estrogen-related receptor α (ERRα), and wingless INT (WNT)11 messenger RNAs (mRNAs) were measured in placental tissue and trophoblast cells after transfection, and ERRα protein in placental tissues was detected by immunohistochemistry...
June 6, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27189313/ketoconazole-induced-estrogen-deficiency-causes-transient-decrease-in-placental-blood-flow-associated-with-hypoxia-and-later-placental-weight-gain-in-rats
#19
Aoi Ichikawa, Hiromichi Tamada
This study investigated the relationship among estrogen, placental blood flow and placental weight gain in rats treated with ketoconazole. Oral administration of ketoconazole (25mg/kg/day) on Days 12-14 of pregnancy induced reduction of plasma estradiol-17β (E2) concentration, transient decrease in placental blood flow and increased intensity of a hypoxia-related marker in the placenta on Day 14 of pregnancy. On Day 20 of pregnancy, placental weights of ketoconazole-treated rats increased when compared to controls...
August 2016: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27155774/endocrinology-of-human-parturition
#20
REVIEW
Silvia Vannuccini, Caterina Bocchi, Filiberto M Severi, John R Challis, Felice Petraglia
The mechanisms involved in human pregnancy maintenance and parturition are highly complex and involve mother, fetus and placenta. The "final common pathway" to delivery is composed by inflammatory and endocrine interactive paths that tip the balance in favor of coordinated uterine contractility and cervical dilation. These mechanisms involve a shift from progesterone to estrogen dominance, CRH action, increased sensitivity to oxytocin, gap junction formation, and increased prostaglandins activity. Complementary changes in the cervix involve a decrease in progesterone dominance and the actions of prostaglandins and relaxin, via connective tissue alterations, leading to cervical softening and dilation...
June 2016: Annales D'endocrinologie
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