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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722160/placental-proteomics-reveal-insights-into-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorders
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Katie L Davis-Anderson, Sebastian Berger, Emilie R Lunde-Young, Vishal D Naik, Heewon Seo, Greg A Johnson, Hanno Steen, Jayanth Ramadoss
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) describe many of the well-known neurodevelopmental deficits afflicting children exposed to alcohol in utero. The effects of alcohol on the maternal-fetal interface, especially the placenta, have been less explored. We herein hypothesized that chronic binge alcohol exposure during pregnancy significantly alters the placental protein profile in a rat FASD model METHODS: Pregnant rats were orogastrically treated daily with alcohol (4.5 g/kg, gestational day (GD) 5-10; 6...
July 19, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720051/plasma-and-amniotic-fluid-ppar%C3%AE-is-involved-in-the-lipid-metabolism-of-maternal-fetal-interface-cells
#2
Yan Cheng, Shuangping Liu, Ru Lin, Jue Wang, Ting Peng, Qingying Zhang, Haidong Cheng
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was at detecting the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) in patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to investigate whether PPARγ regulates the lipid metabolism of maternal-fetal interface cells. METHODS: We detected the expression of PPARγ in the maternal plasma, fetal plasma and amniotic fluid of two groups of women with GDM or normal pregnancy using ELISA and western blot. Establish the cell models of the indirect coculture model and the separate culture model using BeWo cells and endometrial stromal cells (ESCs)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701751/secretome-of-in-vitro-cultured-human-embryos-contains-extracellular-vesicles-that-are-uptaken-by-the-maternal-side
#3
Elisa Giacomini, Riccardo Vago, Ana Maria Sanchez, Paola Podini, Natasa Zarovni, Valentina Murdica, Roberta Rizzo, Daria Bortolotti, Massimo Candiani, Paola Viganò
Communication between embryo and maternal endometrium occurs during a specific time frame in which implantation is possible. Here we demonstrate for the first time that conditioned media from non-manipulated human embryos cultured in vitro for 3 days or up to the blastocyst stage contain extracellular vesicles (EVs) with a diameter of 50 to 200 nm and bearing the traditional microvesicle and exosome marker proteins CD63, CD9 and ALIX. The embryonic origin of these EVs has been confirmed by the presence of stemness gene transcripts and their enrichment in the non-classical HLA-G protein...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670317/safeguarding-of-fetal-growth-by-mast-cells-and-natural-killer-cells-deficiency-of-one-is-counterbalanced-by-the-other
#4
Nicole Meyer, Katja Woidacki, Marcus Maurer, Ana Claudia Zenclussen
Uterine natural killer cells (uNKs) and mast cells (uMCs) are of crucial importance for spiral artery (SA) remodeling and placentation. Mice deficient for both NKs and MCs including uNKs and uMCs show markedly impaired SA remodeling and their fetuses are growth-retarded. In contrast, the absence of either NKs or MCs results in only minor impairment. This suggests that uNKs can compensate for the effects of uMCs on SA remodeling and vice versa. To test this hypothesis, we assessed uNK numbers in uMC-deficient mice as well as uMC numbers in uNK-depleted mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661560/pregnancy-and-spontaneous-fetal-loss-a-pig-perspective
#5
REVIEW
Mallikarjun Bidarimath, Chandrakant Tayade
Pigs have a unique, non-invasive epitheliochorial placenta where maternal and fetal layers lay in apposition. Indentation of fetal capillaries into the trophoblasts and maternal capillaries into the uterine epithelium reduce the distance between the fetal and maternal blood, ensuring nutrient transfer for proper conceptus development. Another unique feature of pig pregnancy is conceptus-mediated immune cell enrichment during the early stages of conceptus attachment (around gestation Day 15). This period coincides with the development of vasculature networks at the maternal-fetal interface, which is critical for successful conceptus growth...
June 29, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661480/role-of-peroxiredoxin2-downregulation-in-recurrent-miscarriage-through-regulation-of-trophoblast-proliferation-and-apoptosis
#6
Fan Wu, Fuju Tian, Weihong Zeng, Xiaorui Liu, Jianxia Fan, Yi Lin, Yan Zhang
Peroxiredoxin (Prdx) 2 is an antioxidant protein that utilizes its redox-sensitive cysteine groups to reduce hydrogen peroxide molecules and protect cells against oxidative damage from reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, its function in trophoblasts at the maternal-fetal interface has not been clarified yet. In this study, significantly lower Prdx2 expression was found in the first-trimester villous cytotrophoblasts of patients with recurrent miscarriage (RM) than in cytotrophoblasts from healthy controls...
June 29, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658321/effect-of-the-p53-tristetraprolin-stathmin-1-pathway-on-trophoblasts-at-maternal-fetal-interface
#7
Xiao-Ling Ma, Xiao-Cui Li, Fu-Ju Tian, Si-Ming Zhang, Xiao-Rui Liu, Yan Zhang, Jian-Xia Fan, Yi Lin
PROBLEM: To reveal the effect of p53-tristetraprolin-stathmin-1 signaling on trophoblasts and recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). METHOD OF STUDY: Stathmin-1 (STMN1), p53, and tristetraprolin (TTP) expression in paraffin-embedded villus tissue was determined using immunohistochemistry. HTR-8/SVneo cells were treated with doxorubicin to activate p53; STMN1 and TTP levels were detected by quantitative reverse transcription-PCR and western blotting. Western blotting and immunofluorescence were used to investigate STMN1 expression after TTP overexpression or knockdown in HTR-8 cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657680/lysophosphatidic-acid-triggered-pathways-promote-the-acquisition-of-trophoblast-endovascular-phenotype-in-vitro
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Jimena S Beltrame, Micaela S Sordelli, Vanesa A Cañumil, Ana M Franchi, María L Ribeiro
Successful implantation and placentation requires that extravillous cytotrophoblast acquires an endovascular phenotype and remodels uterine spiral arteries. Defects in this mechanism correlate with severe obstetric complications as implantation failure and preeclampsia. Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) participates in embryo implantation and contributes to vascular physiology in different biological systems. However, the role of LPA on trophoblast endovascular transformation has not been studied. Due to difficulties in studying human pregnancy in vivo, we adopted a pharmacological approach in vitro to investigate LPA action in various aspects of trophoblast endovascular response, such as the formation of endothelial capillary-like structures, migration and proliferation...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653669/dnk-cells-facilitate-the-interaction-between-trophoblastic-and-endothelial-cells-via-vegf-c-and-hgf
#9
Liyang Ma, Guanlin Li, Guangming Cao, Yuchun Zhu, Mei-Rong Du, Yangyu Zhao, Hao Wang, Yanlei Liu, Yanyan Yang, Yu-Xia Li, Da-Jin Li, Huixia Yang, Yan-Ling Wang
Decidual NK (dNK) cells, identified as CD56(bright)CD16(-)CD3(-), account for ~70% of lymphocytes within the uterine wall during early pregnancy. Accumulating evidence suggests that tight interactions between placental trophoblasts and dNK cells are critical for trophoblast cell differentiation. However, the underlying mechanism remains to be explored in detail. In the present study, conditioned medium (CM) was collected from cultured primary human dNK cells. Primary cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) or the human trophoblast cell line HTR8/SVneo was treated with dNK-CM and co-cultured with human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in a three-dimensional Matrigel scaffold, and the formation of tube structures was dynamically monitored with live cell imaging...
June 9, 2017: Immunology and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653491/the-role-of-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-during-human-pregnancy
#10
Chunyu Huang, Yong Zeng, Wenwei Tu
Pregnancy is an evolutionarily important and mysterious process. The placenta, as the nutrient and gas exchange organ, plays an essential role during this process. In addition, the interaction between trophoblast and maternal immune cells at the maternal-fetal interface is also associated with successful pregnancy. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecules on trophoblast cells are involved in protecting the fetus from maternal rejection. Trophoblast cells comprise three subpopulations, including syncytiotrophoblast cells, cytotrophoblast cells, and extravillous trophoblast cells, and these cells express different HLA molecules...
June 27, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651899/the-cytotrophoblastic-shell-and-complications-of-pregnancy
#11
Graham J Burton, Eric Jauniaux
Many complications of pregnancy have their pathophysiological roots in the early stages of placentation. Impaired trophoblast invasion and deficient remodelling of the maternal spiral arteries are a common feature. While malperfusion of the placenta may underpin cases of fetal growth restriction and early-onset pre-eclampsia, the mechanistic links to spontaneous miscarriage, pre-term labour and premature rupture of the membranes are less obvious. Here, we speculate that formation of a well-developed cytotrophoblastic shell at the maternal-fetal interface is crucial for pregnancy success...
June 13, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633489/effects-of-early-pregnancy-on-uterine-lymphocytes-and-endometrial-expression-of-immune-regulatory-molecules-in-dairy-heifers1
#12
Sreelakshmi Vasudevan, Manasi M Kamat, Sadhat S Walusimbi, Joy L Pate, Troy L Ott
Natural killer (NK) cells are essential for establishment of human and rodent pregnancies. The function of these and other cytotoxic T cells (CTL) is controlled by stimulatory and inhibitory signaling. A role for cytotoxic cells during early pregnancy in cattle has not been described, but regulation of their function at the fetal-maternal interface is thought to be critical for conceptus survival. The hypothesis that the relative abundance of CTL and expression of inhibitory signaling molecules is increased by the conceptus during early pregnancy was tested...
June 19, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628915/mir-495-promotes-senescence-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-targeting-bmi-1
#13
Xiujun Li, Yuxian Song, Dan Liu, Jiaojiao Zhao, Jingjing Xu, Jing Ren, Yali Hu, Zhiqun Wang, Yayi Hou, Guangfeng Zhao
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in regulating angiogenesis and immune balance. Abnormal proliferation and function of MSCs were reported at maternal fetal interface in patients with pre-eclampsia (PE). Micro-RNA-495 was known to be upregulated in the MSCs derived from patients with PE. However, it is not clear whether the up-regulated miR-495 is related to the pathogenesis of PE. METHODS: We analyzed the expression of miR-495 in MSCs and umbilical cords derived from healthy pregnancies (NC) and PE, then we upregulated or downregulated the expression of miR-495 in MSCs derived from NC and tested the proliferation, apoptosis, migration, invasion, tube formation and senescence...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627518/the-unique-immunological-and-microbial-aspects-of-pregnancy
#14
REVIEW
Gil Mor, Paulomi Aldo, Ayesha B Alvero
The comparison of the immunological state of pregnancy to an immunosuppressed host-graft model continues to lead research and clinical practice to ill-defined approaches. This Review discusses recent evidence that supports the idea that immunological responses at the receptive maternal-fetal interface are not simply suppressed but are instead highly dynamic. We discuss the crucial role of trophoblast cells in shaping not only the way in which immune cells respond to the invading blastocyst but also how they collectively react to external stimuli...
June 19, 2017: Nature Reviews. Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609762/increased-toll-like-receptor-myeloid-differentiation-factor-88-expression-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface-is-associated-with-spontaneous-abortion
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Mengzhou He, Yuan Zhou, Min Jiang, Fanfan Li, Meitao Yang, Yao Fan, Dongrui Deng
AIMS: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) form a group of pattern recognition receptors that play a major role in maintaining innate host immunity. Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) is an adaptor molecule that is essential for signaling via the TLR family. To analyze the mechanism of the imbalance in the innate immune system mediated by TLRs-MyD88 in spontaneous abortion, we detected the expression of TLR-2, TLR-4, TLR-7, and MyD88 in placentae and deciduas. METHODS: The expression of TLR-2, TLR-4, TLR-7, and MyD88 in the placentae and deciduas of abortion-prone mice (n = 10) and normal pregnant mice (n = 10) were analyzed by immunochemistry, western blot, and real-time polymerase chain reaction...
June 14, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602654/the-human-fetus-preferentially-engages-with-face-like-visual-stimuli
#16
Vincent M Reid, Kirsty Dunn, Robert J Young, Johnson Amu, Tim Donovan, Nadja Reissland
In the third trimester of pregnancy, the human fetus has the capacity to process perceptual information [1-3]. With advances in 4D ultrasound technology, detailed assessment of fetal behavior [4] is now possible. Furthermore, modeling of intrauterine conditions has indicated a substantially greater luminance within the uterus than previously thought [5]. Consequently, light conveying perceptual content could be projected through the uterine wall and perceived by the fetus, dependent on how light interfaces with maternal tissue...
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585734/immunological-function-of-vitamin-d-during-human-pregnancy
#17
Jin-Lu Ji, Kahinho P Muyayalo, Yong-Hong Zhang, Xiao-Hui Hu, Ai-Hua Liao
The well-established classic role of vitamin D is implicated in the regulation of the balance between calcium and phosphorus. Furthermore, vitamin D is also involved in many non-classic physiological processes, mainly including the regulation of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and immune function, participation in the inflammatory response and maintenance of genome stability function. During pregnancy, vitamin D receptor and its metabolic enzymes are expressed at the placenta and decidua, indicating the potential role in the mechanism of immunomodulation at the maternal-fetal interface...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584200/efficacy-of-different-treatment-regimens-for-antiphospholipid-syndrome-related-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion
#18
Sheng-Long Ye, Xun-Ke Gu, Li-Yuan Tao, Ji-Mei Cong, Yong-Qing Wang
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)-related immune factors are considered as an important cause of recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). Anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory treatments are believed to effectively improve adverse pregnancy outcomes by affecting the abnormal autoimmune response of the maternal-fetal interface. The aim of this study was to observe the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of anticoagulant regimens and anti-inflammatory plus anticoagulation regimens for APS-related RSA...
June 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542608/increase-in-complement-ic3b-is-associated-with-anti-inflammatory-cytokine-expression-during-late-pregnancy-in-mice
#19
Keigo Nakamura, Kazuya Kusama, Rulan Bai, Sadamasa Ishikawa, Sayuri Fukushima, Yoshihito Suda, Kazuhiko Imakawa
Immunological tolerance between fetal allograft and mother is crucial for pregnancy establishment and maintenance; however, these mechanisms particularly those during the latter part of pregnancy have not been definitively elucidated. The aim of this study was to examine the presence and potential function of innate immunity characteristic to the middle to late pregnancy. We first characterized up-regulated proteins in decidua from day 11 pregnant (P11) mice using 2D-PAGE, followed by MALDI-TOF/MS analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542585/highly-efficient-maternal-fetal-zika-virus-transmission-in-pregnant-rhesus-macaques
#20
Sydney M Nguyen, Kathleen M Antony, Dawn M Dudley, Sarah Kohn, Heather A Simmons, Bryce Wolfe, M Shahriar Salamat, Leandro B C Teixeira, Gregory J Wiepz, Troy H Thoong, Matthew T Aliota, Andrea M Weiler, Gabrielle L Barry, Kim L Weisgrau, Logan J Vosler, Mariel S Mohns, Meghan E Breitbach, Laurel M Stewart, Mustafa N Rasheed, Christina M Newman, Michael E Graham, Oliver E Wieben, Patrick A Turski, Kevin M Johnson, Jennifer Post, Jennifer M Hayes, Nancy Schultz-Darken, Michele L Schotzko, Josh A Eudailey, Sallie R Permar, Eva G Rakasz, Emma L Mohr, Saverio Capuano, Alice F Tarantal, Jorge E Osorio, Shelby L O'Connor, Thomas C Friedrich, David H O'Connor, Thaddeus G Golos
Infection with Zika virus (ZIKV) is associated with human congenital fetal anomalies. To model fetal outcomes in nonhuman primates, we administered Asian-lineage ZIKV subcutaneously to four pregnant rhesus macaques. While non-pregnant animals in a previous study contemporary with the current report clear viremia within 10-12 days, maternal viremia was prolonged in 3 of 4 pregnancies. Fetal head growth velocity in the last month of gestation determined by ultrasound assessment of head circumference was decreased in comparison with biparietal diameter and femur length within each fetus, both within normal range...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
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