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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907759/bisphenol-a-exposure-during-early-pregnancy-impairs-uterine-spiral-artery-remodeling-and-provokes-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-mice
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Judith Elisabeth Müller, Nicole Meyer, Clarisa Guillermina Santamaria, Anne Schumacher, Enrique Hugo Luque, Maria Laura Zenclussen, Horacio Adolfo Rodriguez, Ana Claudia Zenclussen
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are long suspected to impair reproductive health. Bisphenol A (BPA) has estrogenic activity and therefore the capacity of interfering with endocrine pathways. No studies dissected its short-term effects on pregnancy and possible underlying mechanisms. Here, we studied how BPA exposure around implantation affects pregnancy, particularly concentrating on placentation and uterine remodeling. We exposed pregnant female mice to 50 µg/kg BPA/day or 0.1% ethanol by oral gavage from day 1 to 7 of gestation...
June 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29803894/impact-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-ssris-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-a-focus-on-short-and-long-term-vascular-effects
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S Zullino, T Simoncini
SSRIs are the first choice for the treatment of mood disorders during pregnancy and lactation. Despite the known side effects, the benefits/risks balance suggests their use. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are the main vascular effects of these drugs, with mechanisms that involves endothelial dysfunction in feto-placental system. These data are supported by animal models, even if preliminary findings are not yet adequately supported by molecular and clinical data...
May 24, 2018: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772265/administration-of-low-dose-triclosan-to-pregnant-ewes-results-in-placental-uptake-and-reduced-estradiol-sulfotransferase-activity-in-fetal-liver-and-placenta
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Erin N Jackson, Laura Rowland-Faux, Margaret O James, Charles E Wood
Sulfonation is a major pathway of estrogen biotransformation with a role in regulating estrogen homeostasis in humans and sheep. Previous in vitro studies found that triclosan is an especially potent competitive inhibitor of ovine placental estrogen sulfotransferase, with Kic of <0.1 nM. As the placenta is the main organ responsible for estrogen synthesis in pregnancy in both women and sheep, and the liver is another site of estrogen biotransformation, this study examined the effects of triclosan exposure of pregnant ewes on placental and hepatic sulfotransferase activity...
May 14, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692799/genome-wide-association-analyses-highlight-the-potential-for-different-genetic-mechanisms-for-litter-size-among-sheep-breeds
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Song-Song Xu, Lei Gao, Xing-Long Xie, Yan-Ling Ren, Zhi-Qiang Shen, Feng Wang, Min Shen, Emma Eyϸórsdóttir, Jón H Hallsson, Tatyana Kiseleva, Juha Kantanen, Meng-Hua Li
Reproduction is an important trait in sheep breeding as well as in other livestock. However, despite its importance the genetic mechanisms of litter size in domestic sheep ( Ovis aries ) are still poorly understood. To explore genetic mechanisms underlying the variation in litter size, we conducted multiple independent genome-wide association studies in five sheep breeds of high prolificacy (Wadi, Hu, Icelandic, Finnsheep, and Romanov) and one low prolificacy (Texel) using the Ovine Infinium HD BeadChip, respectively...
2018: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29523268/the-reduction-in-circulating-levels-of-estrogen-and-progesterone-in-women-with-preeclampsia
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Jiayi Wan, Zheng Hu, Ke Zeng, Yongxiang Yin, Min Zhao, Miaoxin Chen, Qi Chen
Abnormalities in the development of placental vasculature in early pregnancy and the failure of transformation of the spiral arteries are associated with the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. Sex hormones influence neovascularisation during pregnancy. However the profiling of estrogen and progesterone in preeclampsia is controversial. In this study we investigated the serum levels of estrogen and progesterone in women with preeclampsia. Blood samples were collected from 86 preeclamptic and 97 gestation-matched normotensive pregnancies...
January 2018: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501074/placental-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function-was-slightly-changed-by-gestational-hypercholesterolemia-in-full-term-pregnant-women
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Z-Y Le, S Dong, R Zhang, X-P Cai, A Gao, R Xiao, H-L Yu
It was reported that high blood cholesterol levels increased the susceptibility to mitochondrial dysfunction. This study hypothesized that the gestational hypercholesterolemia (HC) could induce the mitochondrial dysfunction in term human placenta. The eligible pregnant women were recruited from Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing during their first prenatal visit (before their 10th week of pregnancy). In total, 19 pregnant women whose serum total cholesterol levels were higher than 7.25 mm at third trimester (measured at 36-38 weeks) were selected as gestational HC...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29474975/profile-of-cyp19a1-mrna-expression-and-aromatase-activity-during-syncytialization-of-primary-human-villous-trophoblast-cells-at-term
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Andrée-Anne Hudon Thibeault, Cathy Vaillancourt, J Thomas Sanderson
Estrogen production by the human villous trophoblast is dependent on the biosynthetic enzyme aromatase (CYP19; CYP19A1) and is crucial for successful placental development and pregnancy outcome. Using villous cytotrophoblast cells (vCTs) freshly isolated from normal term placenta, we characterized the promoter-specific expression of CYP19A1 mRNA (derived from promoters I.1, I.4, I.8 or total transcript) and aromatase activity during villous trophoblast syncytialization. CYP19A1 mRNA levels and aromatase activity in vCTs reached a maximum after about 48 h of culture...
May 2018: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436602/the-expression-and-activation-of-sex-steroid-receptors-in-the-preeclamptic-placenta
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Mee-Na Park, Kyung-Hee Park, Jae-Eon Lee, Ye Young Shin, Sung-Min An, Seong Soo Kang, Wan-Seob Cho, Beum-Soo An, Seung Chul Kim
Estrogen and progesterone are the main pregnancy hormones produced by the placenta. It is well understood that estrogen stimulates angiogenesis in the uterus during the reproductive cycle. Although the estrogen and progesterone signaling pathways are assumed to be associated with placental vascularization and preeclampsia, expression of estrogen receptors (ESRs) and progesterone receptor (PGR) in the placenta have not been well studied. The present study examined the expression patterns of steroid hormone receptors in placentas...
May 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429410/the-human-fetal-adrenal-produces-cortisol-but-no-detectable-aldosterone-throughout-the-second-trimester
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Zoe C Johnston, Michelle Bellingham, Panagiotis Filis, Ugo Soffientini, Denise Hough, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Marc Simard, Geoffrey L Hammond, Peter King, Peter J O'Shaughnessy, Paul A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Human fetal adrenal glands are highly active and, with the placenta, regulate circulating progesterone, estrogen and corticosteroids in the fetus. At birth the adrenals are essential for neonate salt retention through secretion of aldosterone, while adequate glucocorticoids are required to prevent adrenal insufficiency. The objective of this study was to carry out the first comprehensive analysis of adrenal steroid levels and steroidogenic enzyme expression in normal second trimester human fetuses...
February 12, 2018: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386068/effects-of-hpmscs-on-granulosa-cell-apoptosis-and-amh-expression-and-their-role-in-the-restoration-of-ovary-function-in-premature-ovarian-failure-mice
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Hongqin Zhang, Qianqian Luo, Xueyan Lu, Na Yin, Dongli Zhou, Lianshuang Zhang, Wei Zhao, Dong Wang, Pengchao Du, Yun Hou, Yan Zhang, Wendan Yuan
BACKGROUND: This study was performed to determine the effects of human placenta mesenchymal stem cell (hPMSC) transplantation on granulosa cell apoptosis and anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and follicle-stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) expression in autoimmune drug-induced premature ovarian failure (POF) mice. The aim of this research is to investigate the mechanisms of hPMSCs on ovarian reserve capacity. METHODS: The POF mice model was established by injection of zona pellucida 3 peptide (pZP3)...
January 31, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385440/11%C3%AE-hsd-1-in-human-fetal-membranes-as-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-preterm-birth
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Wangsheng Wang, Zi-Jiang Chen, Leslie Myatt, Kang Sun
Human parturition is a complex process involving interactions between the myometrium and signals derived from the placenta, fetal membranes and fetus. Signals originating from fetal membranes are crucial components that trigger parturition, which is clearly illustrated by the labor-initiating consequence of membrane rupture. It has been recognized for a long time that among fetal tissues in late gestation the fetal membranes possess the highest capacity for cortisol regeneration by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1)...
January 29, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345032/mirna-320a-inhibits-trophoblast-cell-invasion-by-targeting-estrogen-related-receptor-gamma
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Tian Gao, Mou Deng, Qian Wang
AIM: MicroRNAs (miRs) play an essential role in the modulation of trophoblast function. We explored miR-320a expression in the human placenta. In addition, we report the promising effect and target functional loop of miR-320a in trophoblasts. METHODS: MiR-320a expression was investigated in both pre-eclamptic and healthy placenta tissues by quantitative real time-polymerase chain reaction to determine how miR-320a affected invasion, proliferation and migration in trophoblasts...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236987/extra-gonadal-actions-of-fsh-a-critical-need-for-novel-genetic-models
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T Rajendra Kumar
Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is critical for ovarian folliculogenesis and essential for female fertility. FSH binds to FSH receptors (FSHRs) and regulates estrogen production in ovarian granulosa cells to orchestrate female reproductive physiology. Ovarian senescence that occurs as a function of aging results in loss of estrogen production and this is believed to be the major reason for bone loss in postmenopausal women. Although conflicting, studies in rodents and humans during the last decade provide genetic, pharmacological and physiological evidence that elevated FSH levels that occur in the face of normal or declining estrogen levels directly regulate bone mass and adiposity...
December 11, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228121/low-dose-bisphenol-a-activates-the-erk-signaling-pathway-and-attenuates-steroidogenic-gene-expression-in-human-placental-cells
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Po-Wei Chu, Zhi-Jie Yang, Hui-Hsin Huang, Ai-An Chang, Yu-Chen Cheng, Gwo-Jang Wu, Hsin-Chieh Lan
Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial material used for many plastic products and is considered an endocrine disruptor. BPA can be released into the environment and can spread through the food chain. It is well known that BPA exposure leads to lesions, especially in the reproductive system. According to previous studies, BPA reduces newborn numbers in pregnant mice and affects placentation. The placenta is a special endocrine organ during pregnancy. It secretes important hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, to maintain gestation...
February 1, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212380/%C3%AE-v%C3%AE-3-integrin-and-fibronectin-expressions-and-their-relation-to-estrogen-and-progesterone-during-placentation-in-swine
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C Vélez, C Barbeito, M Koncurat
Mammalian pregnancy requires specific interactions between the conceptus and its mother that involve the endocrine system and adhesion molecules. The relation between adhesion molecules and their ligands at the fetal-maternal interface is crucial for developing a successful implantation. Progesterone (P4) and estrogen (E2) secreted by the porcine conceptus are required for the relation to be established. We investigated the expression of αvβ3 integrin and its ligand, fibronectin (FN), at the placental interface, and E2 and P4 concentrations in both serum and maternal and fetal placental extracts during placentation in swine...
December 7, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207177/regulation-of-steroid-hormones-in-the-placenta-and-serum-of-women-with-preeclampsia
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Ye Young Shin, Jea Sic Jeong, Mee-Na Park, Jae-Eon Lee, Sung-Min An, Wan-Seob Cho, Seung Chul Kim, Beum-Soo An, Kyu-Sup Lee
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy‑specific hypertensive syndrome that results in substantial maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The exact cause of PE has not been completely elucidate, although abnormal formation of the placenta has been considered. The placenta connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall, producing a large quantity of steroid hormones to maintain pregnancy. Although steroid hormones, particularly progesterone (P4) and estrogen (E2), in the serum of women with PE have been studied, steroidogenesis in the placenta has not well been established...
February 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181440/influence-of-dexamethasone-on-some-reproductive-hormones-and-uterine-progesterone-receptor-localization-in-pregnant-yankasa-sheep-in-semiarid-zones-of-nigeria
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Dauda Yahi, Nicholas Adetayo Ojo, Gideon Dauda Mshelia
Dexamethasone is widely used in both veterinary and human medical practices. However, it seems to cause some deleterious effects on pregnancy probably by causing changes in the reproductive hormone levels and their corresponding receptor concentrations. This study investigated the effects of dexamethasone on these parameters. Twenty healthy adult Yankasa sheep comprising 18 ewes and 2 rams were used for this study. Pregnancies were achieved by natural mating after estrus synchronization. Dexamethasone was administered at 0...
2017: Journal of Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151792/fluoxetine-modulates-sex-steroid-levels-in-vitro
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Diana Lupu, Marcus O D Sjödin, Mukesh Varshney, Johan Lindberg, Felicia Loghin, Joëlle Rüegg
Background and aims: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are antidepressants increasingly prescribed against depression during and after pregnancy. However, these compounds cross the placenta and are found in breast milk, thus reaching, and possibly affecting, the fetus and infant during critical developmental stages. Fluoxetine (FLX), a widely used SSRI, can interfere with estrogen signaling, which is important for the development of female sex organs and certain brain areas, among others...
2017: Clujul Medical (1957)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066529/steroidogenic-enzyme-activities-in-the-pre-and-post-parturient-equine-placenta
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Erin L Legacki, C Jo Corbin, Barry A Ball, Kirsten E Scoggin, Scott D Stanley, Alan J Conley
Steroidogenic enzymes in placentas shape steroid hormone profiles in the maternal circulation of each mammalian species. These include 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase/Δ5-4 isomerase (3βHSD) and 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase cytochrome P450 (P450c17) crucial for progesterone and androgen synthesis, respectively, as well as aromatase cytochrome P450 (P450arom) that converts Δ4-androgens to estrogens. 5α-reductase is another important enzyme in equine placentas because 5α-dihydroprogesterone (DHP) sustains pregnancy in the absence of progesterone in the second half of equine pregnancy...
January 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061543/peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-in-human-placenta-may-mediate-the-adverse-effects-of-phthalates-exposure-in-pregnancy
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Yujing Huang, Jose M Garcia, Weiqun Shu, Honghui Rong, Lin Zhang, Yanzhou Wang, Yao Tan, Hui Lin, Hui Zeng, Ji-An Chen
Peroxisome-proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPARG) in placenta play an important role in pregnancy. Our previous study showed that it mediated the effects of phthalates on placental mRNA expression of estrogen synthetases in rats. To assess the effects of phthalate exposure on PPARG placental expression, and the contribution of PPARG to the effects of phthalates in human. 207 healthy pregnant women were recruited and their cord blood and placenta were collected upon delivery. Three phthalates, estrogens in cord blood and protein expression of PPARG in placenta were measured...
January 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
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