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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322735/stella-collaborates-in-distinct-mesendodermal-cell-subpopulations-at-the-fetal-placental-interface-in-the-mouse-gastrula
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Adam D Wolfe, Adriana M Rodriguez, Karen M Downs
The allantois-derived umbilical component of the chorio-allantoic placenta shuttles fetal blood to and from the chorion, thereby ensuring fetal-maternal exchange. The progenitor populations that establish and supply the fetal-umbilical interface lie, in part, within the base of the allantois, where the germ line is claimed to segregate from the soma. Results of recent studies in the mouse have reported that STELLA (DPPA-3, PGC7) co-localizes with PRDM1 (BLIMP1), the bimolecular signature of putative primordial germ cells (PGCs) throughout the fetal-placental interface...
March 16, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320240/immunogenesis-of-preeclampsia-lessons-from-donor-gametes
#2
Richard P Porreco, Kent D Heyborne
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia remains an important complication of pregnancy. It is associated with mortality and morbidity for both maternal and fetal/newborn patients. Although major inroads have been made in understanding the pathophysiology of preeclampsia in recent decades, the initial primary cause of its occurrence in some women and not others has escaped clarification. REVIEW: There have been a number of clinical clues pointing to an immune genesis of this disease, including most recently the use of donor gametes in assisted reproductive technology (ART)...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318556/natural-killer-cells-in-placentation-and-cancer-implications-for-hypertension-during-pregnancy
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Heather Yvonne Small, Denise C Cornelius, Tomasz J Guzik, Christian Delles
Hypertension during pregnancy is the most common medical condition encountered during gestation. Despite this, knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie the disease and the development of new therapies are limited. Hypertension during pregnancy and some forms of cancer confer an increased risk to the development of cardiovascular disease later in life; one mechanism which may link these conditions is the involvement of natural killer (NK) cells. Whilst immunology and immunotherapy are well-developed areas in oncology; the complex mechanisms of the immune system in health and disease at the maternal-fetal interface are less well-defined...
March 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295207/human-gestation-associated-tissues-express-functional-cytosolic-nucleic-acid-sensing-pattern-recognition-receptors
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Aled H Bryant, Georgina E Menzies, Louis M Scott, Samantha Spencer-Harty, Lleucu B Davies, Rachel A Smith, Ruth H Jones, Catherine A Thornton
The role of viral infections in adverse pregnancy outcomes has gained interest in recent years. Innate immune pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and their signalling pathways that yield a cytokine output in response to pathogenic stimuli have been postulated to link infection at the maternal-fetal interface and adverse pregnancy outcomes. The objective of this study was to investigate the expression and functional response of nucleic acid ligand responsive Toll-like receptors (TLR3, 7, 8 and 9), and retinoic acid-inducible gene 1 (RIG-I)-like receptors (RIG-I, MDA5 and LGP2) in human term gestation-associated tissues (placenta, choriodecidua and amnion) using an explant model...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292546/novel-insights-into-host-responses-and-reproductive-pathophysiology-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-caused-by-prrsv-2
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REVIEW
John C S Harding, Andrea Ladinig, Predrag Novakovic, Susan E Detmer, Jamie M Wilkinson, Tianfu Yang, Joan K Lunney, Graham S Plastow
A large challenge experiment using North American porcine reproductive and respiratory virus (PRRSV-2) provided new insights into the pathophysiology of reproductive PRRS. Deep phenotyping of dams and fetuses identified maternal and fetal predictors of PRRS severity and resilience. PRRSV infection resulted in dramatic decreases in all leukocyte subsets by 2days post inoculation. Apoptosis in the interface region was positively related to endometrial vasculitis, viral load in endometrium and fetal thymus, and odds of meconium staining...
March 2, 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289056/expression-and-trafficking-of-placental-micrornas-at-the-feto-maternal-interface
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Guojing Chang, Jean-François Mouillet, Takuya Mishima, Tianjiao Chu, Elena Sadovsky, Carolyn B Coyne, W Tony Parks, Urvashi Surti, Yoel Sadovsky
During pregnancy, placental trophoblasts at the feto-maternal interface produce a broad repertoire of microRNA (miRNA) species. These species include miRNA from the primate-specific chromosome 19 miRNA cluster (C19MC), which is expressed nearly exclusively in the placenta. Trafficking of these miRNAs among the maternal, placental, and fetal compartments is unknown. To determine miRNA expression and trafficking patterns during pregnancy, we sequenced miRNAs in triads of human placenta and of maternal and fetal blood and found large subject-to-subject variability, with C19MC exhibiting compartment-specific expression...
March 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288766/toll-like-receptors-3-7-and-8-are-upregulated-in-the-placental-caruncle-and-fetal-spleen-of-neospora-caninum-experimentally-infected-cattle
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M S Marin, Y P Hecker, S Quintana, S E Pérez, M R Leunda, G J Cantón, E R Cobo, D P Moore, A C Odeón
Innate immune responses at the maternal-fetal interface are key in the pathogenesis of Neospora caninum, an obligate parasite that causes abortion in cattle. Herein, we determined the gene expression of endosomal Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the placenta and fetuses from both non-infected pregnant heifers and pregnant heifers intravenously challenged with live tachyzoites of N. caninum on day 70 of gestation. On day 104 of pregnancy, mRNA expression of TLRs 3 and 8, as well as that of TLRs 7 and 9, was high in the spleen of fetuses from N...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279591/hla-g-at-the-interface-of-maternal-fetal-tolerance
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REVIEW
Leonardo M R Ferreira, Torsten B Meissner, Tamara Tilburgs, Jack L Strominger
During pregnancy, semiallogeneic fetal extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) invade the uterine mucosa without being rejected by the maternal immune system. Several mechanisms were initially proposed by Peter Medawar half a century ago to explain this apparent violation of the laws of transplantation. Then, three decades ago, an unusual human leukocyte antigen (HLA) molecule was identified: HLA-G. Uniquely expressed in EVT, HLA-G has since become the center of the present understanding of fetus-induced immune tolerance...
March 6, 2017: Trends in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267189/association-of-placental-jets-and-mega-jets-with-reduced-villous-density
#9
Rojan Saghian, Joanna L James, Merryn H Tawhai, Sally L Collins, Alys R Clark
Spiral arteries (SAs) lie at the interface between the uterus and placenta, and supply nutrients to the placental surface. Maternal blood circulation is separated from the fetal circulation by structures called villous trees. SAs are transformed in early pregnancy from tightly coiled vessels to large high-capacity channels, which is believed to facilitate an increased maternal blood flow throughout pregnancy with minimal increase in velocity, preventing damage to delicate villous trees. Significant maternal blood flow velocities have been theorized in the space surrounding the villi (the intervillous space, IVS), particularly when SA conversion is inadequate, but have only recently been visualized reliably using pulsed wave Doppler ultrasonography...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264611/prevalence-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-doppler-ultrasound-of-placenta-accreta-in-egypt
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Ahmed M Maged, Emad Salah, Hany Saad, Hadeer Meshaal, Ashraf Eldaly, Maha A Katta, Wesam S Deeb
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of placenta accreta among those with placenta implanted over CS scar and to evaluate the accuracy of Doppler ultrasound in diagnosis. METHODS: A cross sectional study included 100 patients with placenta previa anterior with at least one previous CS. Ultrasound and color Doppler was done to all participants and correlated with operative findings. RESULTS: There was a significant difference between accrete and non accrete group regarding maternal age (32...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262232/anticoagulants-to-prevent-recurrent-placenta-mediated-pregnancy-complications-is-it-time-to-put-the-needles-away
#11
Leslie Skeith, Marc Rodger
Placenta-mediated pregnancy complications, such as pre-eclampsia, placental abruption, birth of a small-for-gestational age infant and late pregnancy loss, are common and carry significant morbidity and mortality. The etiology of placenta-mediated pregnancy complications is likely multifactorial and may include abnormal coagulation activation of the maternal-fetal interface. The use of antepartum low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) prophylaxis to prevent recurrent placenta-mediated pregnancy complications has become common practice despite limited and conflicting evidence to support its use...
March 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257865/early-pregnancy-related-changes-in-toll-like-receptors-expression-in-ovine-trophoblasts-and-peripheral-blood-leukocytes
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Mehmet Salih Kaya, Mehmet Kose, Aydin Guzeloglu, Zekeriya Kıyma, Mehmet Osman Atli
In the present study, we aimed to 1) demonstrate the presence of all 10 toll-like receptors (TLRs) in ovine trophoblasts, and 2) investigate the expression profiles of TLR1-10 mRNAs in peripheral blood leukocytes (PBLs) in ewes during early pregnancy. For those purposes, ovine trophoblasts (n = 6) were collected from pregnant ewes on day 13. PBLs were collected from non-pregnant (n = 6) and pregnant ewes (n = 17) on days of mating (d) 0 and 18. TLR mRNAs in ovine trophoblasts were visualized by free-floating in situ hybridization (ISH)...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253336/type-2-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-infection-increases-apoptosis-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface-in-late-gestation-pregnant-gilts
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Predrag Novakovic, John C S Harding, Ahmad N Al-Dissi, Susan E Detmer
The pathogenesis of fetal death associated with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is hypothesized to be a consequence of PRRS virus-induced apoptosis at the maternal-fetal interface (MFI). The objectives of this study were to evaluate distribution and degree of apoptosis in the uterine and fetal placental tissues during the experimental type 2 PRRS virus (PRRSV) infection and determine associations between apoptosis at the MFI, PRRSV RNA concentration and antigen staining intensity, PRRSV-induced microscopic lesions, and fetal preservation status...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230167/cytotrophoblast-not-syncytiotrophoblast-dominates-glycolysis-and-oxidative-phosphorylation-in-human-term-placenta
#14
Kevin S Kolahi, Amy M Valent, Kent L Thornburg
The syncytiotrophoblast (SCT) at the maternal-fetal interface has been presumed to be the primary driver of placental metabolism, and the underlying progenitor cytotrophoblast cells (CTB) an insignificant contributor to placental metabolic activity. However, we now show that the metabolic rate of CTB is much greater than the SCT. The oxygen consumption and extracellular acidification rate, a measure of glycolysis, are both greater in CTB than in SCT in vitro (CTB: 96 ± 16 vs SCT: 46 ± 14 pmol O2 × min(-1) × 100 ng DNA(-1), p < 0...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223455/acute-fetal-demise-with-first-trimester-maternal-infection-resulting-from-listeria-monocytogenes-in-a-nonhuman-primate-model
#15
Bryce Wolfe, Gregory J Wiepz, Michele Schotzko, Gennadiy I Bondarenko, Maureen Durning, Heather A Simmons, Andres Mejia, Nancy G Faith, Emmanuel Sampene, Marulasiddappa Suresh, Sophia Kathariou, Charles J Czuprynski, Thaddeus G Golos
Infection with Listeria monocytogenes during pregnancy is associated with miscarriage, preterm birth, and neonatal complications, including sepsis and meningitis. While the risk of these conditions is thought to be greatest during the third trimester of pregnancy, the determinants of fetoplacental susceptibility to infection, the contribution of gestational age, and the in vivo progression of disease at the maternal-fetal interface are poorly understood. We developed a nonhuman primate model of listeriosis to better understand antecedents of adverse pregnancy outcomes in early pregnancy...
February 21, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220786/intrauterine-zika-virus-infection-of-pregnant-immunocompetent-mice-models-transplacental-transmission-and-adverse-perinatal-outcomes
#16
Meghan S Vermillion, Jun Lei, Yahya Shabi, Victoria K Baxter, Nathan P Crilly, Michael McLane, Diane E Griffin, Andrew Pekosz, Sabra L Klein, Irina Burd
Zika virus (ZIKV) crosses the placenta and causes congenital disease. Here we develop an animal model utilizing direct ZIKV inoculation into the uterine wall of pregnant, immunocompetent mice to evaluate transplacental transmission. Intrauterine inoculation at embryonic day (E) 10, but not E14, with African, Asian or American strains of ZIKV reduces fetal viability and increases infection of placental and fetal tissues. ZIKV inoculation at E10 causes placental inflammation, placental dysfunction and reduces neonatal brain cortical thickness, which is associated with increased activation of microglia...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215301/neurotrophic-factors-and-maternal-nutrition-during-pregnancy
#17
M Dhobale
Maternal nutrition is one of the major determinants of pregnancy outcome. It has been suggested that reduced intakes or lack of specific nutrients during pregnancy influences the length of gestation, proper placental and fetal growth during pregnancy. Maternal nutrition, particularly micronutrients such as folate and vitamin B12, and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are the major determinants of the one carbon cycle and are suggested to be at the heart of intrauterine programming of diseases in adult life...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176360/long-non-coding-rna-malat1-promotes-proliferation-angiogenesis-and-immunosuppressive-properties-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-by-inducing-vegf-and-ido
#18
Xiujun Li, Yuxian Song, Fei Liu, Dan Liu, Huishuang Miao, Jing Ren, Jingjing Xu, Liang Ding, Yali Hu, Zhiqun Wang, Yayi Hou, Guangfeng Zhao
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) play an important role in regulating angiogenesis and immune balance. The abnormal MSCs in proliferation and function were reported at maternal fetal interface in patients with pre-eclampsia (PE). Long non-coding RNA MALAT1 was known to regulate the function of trophoblast cells. However, it is not clear whether MALAT1 regulates MSCs to be related to PE. In the present study, we found that the expression of MALAT1 was significantly reduced in both umbilical cord tissues and MSCs in patients with severe PE...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174237/single-cell-transcriptomics-of-the-human-placenta-inferring-the-cell-communication-network-of-the-maternal-fetal-interface
#19
Mihaela Pavličev, Günter P Wagner, Arun Rajendra Chavan, Kathryn Owens, Jamie Maziarz, Caitlin Dunn-Fletcher, Suhas G Kallapur, Louis Muglia, Helen Jones
Organismal function is, to a great extent, determined by interactions among their fundamental building blocks, the cells. In this work, we studied the cell-cell interactome of fetal placental trophoblast cells and maternal endometrial stromal cells, using single-cell transcriptomics. The placental interface mediates the interaction between two semiallogenic individuals, the mother and the fetus, and is thus the epitome of cell interactions. To study these, we inferred the cell-cell interactome by assessing the gene expression of receptor-ligand pairs across cell types...
March 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161062/localisation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-its-specific-receptor-egf-r-and-aromatase-at-the-materno-fetal-interface-during-placentation-in-the-pregnant-mare
#20
W R Twink Allen, Susan Gower, Sandra Wilsher
INTRODUCTION: Implantation and placentation in the mare does not commence until as late as day 40 after ovulation. The reasons for this and the growth factors and/or hormones which drive placentation when it does finally occur are of considerable academic and practical interest. METHOD: Placental interface tissues recovered from 11 accurately aged and perfused-fixed horse uteri between 20 and 68 days of gestation were stained immunocytochemically for Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), its specific receptor (EGF-R) and for the steroid hormone enzyme, aromatase...
February 2017: Placenta
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