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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103512/protein-o-fucosyltransferase-1-promotes-trophoblast-cell-proliferation-through-activation-of-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Chang Liu, Xiaohua Liang, Jiao Wang, Qin Zheng, Yue Zhao, Muhammad Noman Khan, Shuai Liu, Qiu Yan
Protein O-fucosylation is an important glycosylation modification and plays an important role in embryonic development. Protein O-fucosyltransferase 1 (poFUT1) is an essential enzyme that catalyzes the synthesis of protein O-fucosylation. Our previous studies showed that poFUT1 promoted trophoblast cell migration and invasion at the fetal-maternal interface, but the role of poFUT1 in trophoblast cells proliferation remains unclear. Here, immunohistochemistry data showed that poFUT1 and PCNA levels were decreased in abortion patient's trophoblasts compared with women with normal pregnancies...
January 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081266/human-extravillous-trophoblasts-penetrate-decidual-veins-and-lymphatics-before-remodeling-spiral-arteries-during-early-pregnancy
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Nannan He, Liesbeth van Iperen, Danielle de Jong, Karoly Szuhai, Frans M Helmerhorst, Lucette A J van der Westerlaken, Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes
In humans, the defective invasion of the maternal endometrium by fetal extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs) can lead to insufficient perfusion of the placenta, resulting in pregnancy complications that can put both mother and baby at risk. To study the invasion of maternal endometrium between (W)5.5-12 weeks of gestation by EVTs, we combined fluorescence in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry to determine the presence of (male) EVTs in the vasculature of the maternal decidua. We observed that interstitial mononuclear EVTs directly entered decidual veins and lymphatics from W5...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079186/extracellular-vesicle-mediated-intercellular-communication-at-the-porcine-maternal-fetal-interface-a-new-paradigm-for-conceptus-endometrial-cross-talk
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Mallikarjun Bidarimath, Kasra Khalaj, Rami T Kridli, Frederick W K Kan, Madhuri Koti, Chandrakant Tayade
Exosomes and microvesicles are extracellular vesicles released from cells and can contain lipids, miRNAs and proteins that affect cells at distant sites. Recently, microvesicles containing miRNA have been implicated in uterine microenvironment of pigs, a species with unique epitheliochorial (non-invasive) placentation. Here we report a novel role of conceptus-derived exosomes/microvesicles (hereafter referred to as extracellular vesicles; EVs) in embryo-endometrial cross-talk. We also demonstrate the stimulatory effects of EVs (PTr2-Exo) derived from porcine trophectoderm-cells on various biological processes including the proliferation of maternal endothelial cells (PAOEC), potentially promoting angiogenesis...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071720/polychlorinated-biphenyls-target-notch-dll-and-vegf-r2-in-the-mouse-placenta-and-human-trophoblast-cell-lines-for-their-anti-angiogenic-effects
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Satyan Kalkunte, Zheping Huang, Eliana Lippe, Sunil Kumar, Larry W Robertson, Surendra Sharma
The intrauterine environment is particularly vulnerable to environmental exposures. We previously established a mouse model that provided evidence for pregnancy complications and placental anti-angiogenesis in response to Aroclor 1254 (A-1254), a mixture of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Importantly, these effects were observed in IL-10(-/-), but not wild type, mice, suggesting that IL-10 deficiency predisposes to pregnancy disruptive effects of environmental toxicants. However, the mechanisms by which PCBs cause anti-angiogenic effects are unclear...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054346/optimized-logic-rules-reveal-ifn-%C3%AE-induced-modes-regulated-by-histone-deacetylases-and-protein-tyrosine-phosphatases
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Daniel Van Twisk, Shawn P Murphy, Juilee Thakar
The pro-inflammatory cytokine interferon-γ (IFN-γ) is critical for activating innate and adaptive immunity against tumors and intracellular pathogens. IFN-γ is secreted at the fetal-maternal interface in pregnant women and mice. The outer layer of the placenta in contact with maternal blood is composed of semi-allogeneic trophoblast cells, which constitute the fetal component of the fetal-maternal interface. The simultaneous presence of pro-inflammatory IFN-γ and trophoblast cells at the fetal-maternal interface appears to represent an immunological paradox, for trophoblastic responses to IFN-γ could potentially lead to activation of maternal immunity and subsequent attack of the placenta...
January 5, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031337/immune-modifications-in-fetal-membranes-overlying-the-cervix-precede-parturition-in-humans
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Louis Marcellin, Thomas Schmitz, Meriem Messaoudene, Driss Chader, Christophe Parizot, Sébastien Jacques, Jérémy Delaire, Jean Gogusev, Alain Schmitt, Corinne Lesaffre, Michelle Breuiller-Fouché, Anne Caignard, Daniel Vaiman, François Goffinet, Dominique Cabrol, Guy Gorochov, Céline Méhats
In humans, parturition is currently viewed as an intrauterine outbreak of inflammation, accompanied by a massive release of proinflammatory cytokines at the maternal-fetal interface that comprises the maternal decidua, placenta, and fetal membranes. At term, fetal membranes overlying the cervix, the future site of rupture, show altered morphology and are termed the zone of altered morphology (ZAM). These alterations occur in normal fetal membranes during late pregnancy, in preparation for labor. In this study, transcriptome, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, and immunohistochemistry analyses collectively highlight a local shift in gene expression and lymphocyte activation in the ZAM...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012129/expression-of-cd24-and-siglec-10-in-first-trimester-placenta-implications-for-immune-tolerance-at-the-fetal-maternal-interface
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Marei Sammar, Monika Siwetz, Hamutal Meiri, Viktor Fleming, Peter Altevogt, Berthold Huppertz
During pregnancy, the fetal-maternal interface establishes immune tolerance between the fetus and the mother. CD24, a mucin-like glycoprotein expressed at the surface of hematopoietic cells and diverse tumor cells, is known to interact with the sialic acid-binding immunoglobulin-type lectins (Siglecs). This interaction was assessed as a candidate complex for the immune suppression response in the placenta. CD24 was affinity purified from term placenta and characterized by SDS-PAGE, Western blot and ELISA. Binding of recombinant Siglecs to placental CD24 was evaluated by ELISA...
December 23, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008807/the-role-of-hla-class-i-heavy-chain-interactions-with-killer-cell-immunoglobulin-like-receptors-in-immune-regulation
#8
Simon Kollnberger
HLA-class I molecules form trimeric complexes (pMHC) of peptides, class I heavy chains, and β2microglobulins (β2m) that regulate immune responses by binding to T cells and other immune receptors. B2m-free class I heavy chains (FHCs) form on cells either as a consequence of the natural turnover of pMHC or, in the case of HLA-F, are expressed without β2m. Distinct characteristics of certain HLA-class I members, such as HLA-B27 and HLA-F, stabilize these forms facilitating interactions with immune receptors...
2016: Critical Reviews in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993398/review-placental-transport-and-metabolism-of-energy-substrates-in-maternal-obesity-and-diabetes
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REVIEW
L A Gallo, H L Barrett, M Dekker Nitert
Maternal obesity is growing in prevalence and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and child. Women who are obese during pregnancy have a greater risk of metabolic complications such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as well as type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. Children of obese and/or GDM mothers have an increased susceptibility to congenital abnormalities and a range of cardio-metabolic disorders. The placenta is at the interface of the maternal and fetal environments and, its function per se, plays a major role in dictating the impact of maternal health on fetal development...
December 7, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974560/zika-virus-infects-early-and-mid-gestation-human-maternal-decidual-tissues-inducing-distinct-innate-tissue-responses-in-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Yiska Weisblum, Esther Oiknine-Djian, Olesya M Vorontsov, Ronit Haimov-Kochman, Zichria Zakay-Rones, Karen Meir, David Shveiky, Sharona Elgavish, Yuval Nevo, Moshe Roseman, Michal Bronstein, David Stockheim, Ido From, Iris Eisenberg, Aya A Lewkowicz, Simcha Yagel, Amos Panet, Dana G Wolf
: Zika virus (ZIKV) has emerged as a cause of congenital brain anomalies and a range of placental-related abnormalities, highlighting the need to unveil the modes of maternal-to-fetal transmission. The most likely route of vertical ZIKV transmission is via the placenta. The earliest events of ZIKV transmission in the maternal decidua, representing the maternal-uterine aspect of the chimeric placenta, have remained unexplored. Here we show that ZIKV replicates in first-trimester human maternal-decidual tissues grown ex-vivo as 3D organ cultures...
December 14, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956610/neutrophils-induce-proangiogenic-t-cells-with-a-regulatory-phenotype-in-pregnancy
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Suchita Nadkarni, Joanne Smith, Amanda N Sferruzzi-Perri, Agata Ledwozyw, Madhav Kishore, Robert Haas, Claudio Mauro, David J Williams, Sandra H P Farsky, Federica M Marelli-Berg, Mauro Perretti
Although neutrophils are known to be fundamental in controlling innate immune responses, their role in regulating adaptive immunity is just starting to be appreciated. We report that human neutrophils exposed to pregnancy hormones progesterone and estriol promote the establishment of maternal tolerance through the induction of a population of CD4(+) T cells displaying a GARP(+)CD127(lo)FOXP3(+) phenotype following antigen activation. Neutrophil-induced T (niT) cells produce IL-10, IL-17, and VEGF and promote vessel growth in vitro...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939894/fetal-maternal-communication-via-extracellular-vesicles-implications-for-complications-of-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Stefanie Adam, Omar Elfeky, Vyjayanthi Kinhal, Suchismita Dutta, Andrew Lai, Nanthini Jayabalan, Zarin Nuzhat, Carlos Palma, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon
The maternal physiology experiences numerous changes during pregnancy which are essential in controlling and maintaining maternal metabolic adaptations and fetal development. The human placenta is an organ that serves as the primary interface between the maternal and fetal circulation, thereby supplying the fetus with nutrients, blood and oxygen through the umbilical cord. During gestation, the placenta continuously releases several molecules into maternal circulation, including hormones, proteins, RNA and DNA...
December 5, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917469/association-of-dysfunctional-synapse-defective-1-syde1-with-restricted-fetal-growth-syde1-regulates-placental-cell-migration-and-invasion
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Hsiao-Fan Lo, Ching-Yen Tsai, Chie-Pein Chen, Liang-Jie Wang, Yun-Shien Lee, Chia-Yu Chen, Chung-Tiang Liang, Mei-Leng Cheong, Hungwen Chen
The transcription factor glial cells missing 1 (GCM1) regulates trophoblast differentiation and function during placentation. Decreased GCM1 expression is associated with pre-eclampsia, suggesting that abnormal expression of GCM1 target genes may contribute to the pathogenesis of pregnancy complications. Here we identified a novel GCM1 target gene, synapse defective 1 (SYDE1), which encodes a RhoGAP that is highly expressed in human placenta, and demonstrated that SYDE1 promotes cytoskeletal remodelling and cell migration and invasion...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905000/decidual-natural-killer-cells-and-the-immune-microenvironment-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface
#14
REVIEW
Binqing Fu, Haiming Wei
During early pregnancy, an orchestrated evolutionary maternal adaption toward tolerance of the semiallogeneic fetus is required to ensure decidualization and early embryo development. Remodeling of the immune system involves natural killer cells (NKs), macrophages, T cells and dendritic cells (DCs) altering the microenvironment in the deciduas. In particular, a unique population of NK cells with a CD56(bright)CD16(-) phenotype in the decidua has been proposed to play a key role in the maternal adaptation to pregnancy...
December 2016: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903743/uric-acid-crystals-induce-placental-inflammation-and-alter-trophoblast-function-via-an-il-1-dependent-pathway-implications-for-fetal-growth-restriction
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Marie-Eve Brien, Cyntia Duval, Julia Palacios, Ines Boufaied, Andrée-Anne Hudon-Thibeault, Mathieu Nadeau-Vallée, Cathy Vaillancourt, Colin P Sibley, Vikki M Abrahams, Rebecca L Jones, Sylvie Girard
Excessive placental inflammation is associated with several pathological conditions, including stillbirth and fetal growth restriction. Although infection is a known cause of inflammation, a significant proportion of pregnancies have evidence of inflammation without any detectable infection. Inflammation can also be triggered by endogenous mediators, called damage associated molecular patterns or alarmins. One of these damage-associated molecular patterns, uric acid, is increased in the maternal circulation in pathological pregnancies and is a known agonist of the Nlrp3 inflammasome and inducer of inflammation...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898863/rapid-communication-expression-of-an-endogenous-retroviral-element-during-early-gestation-in-beef-heifers
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K J McLean, M S Crouse, M R Crosswhite, D N Black, C R Dahlen, P P Borowicz, L P Reynolds, A K Ward, B W Neville, J S Caton
Endogenous retroviral gene elements have been implicated in development and formation of the feto-maternal interface. A variant of the syncytin endogenous retroviral envelope gene family, , was recently found in ruminants. We hypothesized that mRNA would be differentially expressed in utero-placental tissues and would fluctuate during key time points of early gestation in beef heifers. Commercial Angus crossbred heifers ( = 46; ∼15 mo of age; BW = 362.3 ± 34.7kg) housed in 6-animal pens were fed daily with native grass hay and supplemented with cracked corn to gain 0...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891347/decidual-cd56-natural-killer-cells-in-spontaneous-early-pregnancy-loss-an-immunohistochemical-study
#17
Balamurugan Senthilnayagam, Sridhar Karthikeyan, Jayapriya Sukumaran, Anoop Srivalsan, Ramesh Rao, Vasantha Subbiah
INTRODUCTION: Natural killer cells are believed to promote placental and trophoblastic growth and provide immune- modulation at maternal-fetal interface in pregnancy and their role in reproductive failure has been a matter of discussion. AIM: To study CD56+ Natural killer cells in spontaneous pregnancy loss. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, formalin-fixed paraffin embedded sections from products of conception from twenty women each with spontaneous early pregnancy loss (test group) and elective pregnancy termination (control group)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829441/characterization-of-exosomal-release-in-bovine-endometrial-intercaruncular-stromal-cells
#18
Yong Qin Koh, Hassendrini N Peiris, Kanchan Vaswani, Sarah Reed, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon, Murray D Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Cell-to-cell communication between the blastocyst and endometrium is critical for implantation. In recent years, evidence has emerged from studies in humans and several other animal species that exosomes are secreted from the endometrium and trophoblast cells and may play an important role in cell-to-cell communication maternal-fetal interface during early pregnancy. Exosomes are stable extracellular lipid bilayer vesicles that encapsulate proteins, miRNAs, and mRNAs, with the ability to deliver their cargo to near and distant sites, altering cellular function(s)...
November 9, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827548/is-preterm-labor-influenced-by-the-maternal-fetal-interface
#19
Ana Luísa Areia, Pedro Rodrigues, Ana Alarcão, Ana Ladeirinha, Paulo Moura, Lina Carvalho
Preterm labor (PTL) accounts for almost 11% of deliveries, and is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. T regulatory (Treg) cells may prevent fetal rejection by the maternal immune system under the influence of progesterone. Case control study was conducted to determine Treg cells, IL-10, TGF-β, and membrane progesterone receptorα (mPRα) in the maternal-fetal interface (placenta), including eight pregnant women with threatened PTL (study group) and 16 normal-delivery women (control group). Comparing study group versus control, mean gestational age of delivery differed significantly (p = 0...
November 9, 2016: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819683/neutralizing-human-antibodies-prevent-zika-virus-replication-and-fetal-disease-in-mice
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Gopal Sapparapu, Estefania Fernandez, Nurgun Kose, Bin Cao, Julie M Fox, Robin G Bombardi, Haiyan Zhao, Christopher A Nelson, Aubrey L Bryan, Trevor Barnes, Edgar Davidson, Indira U Mysorekar, Daved H Fremont, Benjamin J Doranz, Michael S Diamond, James E Crowe
Zika virus (ZIKV) is an emerging mosquito-transmitted flavivirus that can cause severe disease, including congenital birth defects during pregnancy. To develop candidate therapeutic agents against ZIKV, we isolated a panel of human monoclonal antibodies from subjects that were previously infected with ZIKV. We show that a subset of antibodies recognize diverse epitopes on the envelope (E) protein and exhibit potent neutralizing activity. One of the most inhibitory antibodies, ZIKV-117, broadly neutralized infection of ZIKV strains corresponding to African and Asian-American lineages...
December 15, 2016: Nature
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