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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234425/systems-pharmacological-approach-to-the-effect-of-bulsu-san-promoting-parturition
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Su Yeon Suh, Won G An
Bulsu-san (BSS) has been commonly used in oriental medicine for pregnant women in East Asia. The purpose of this research was to elucidate the effect of BSS on ease of parturition using a systems-level in silico analytic approach. Research results show that BSS is highly connected to the parturition related pathways, biological processes, and organs. There were numerous interactions between most compounds of BSS and multiple target genes, and this was confirmed using herb-compound-target network, target-pathway network, and gene ontology analysis...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224865/effects-of-supplementation-with-ruminally-protected-choline-on-performance-of-multiparous-holstein-cows-did-not-depend-upon-prepartum-caloric-intake
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M G Zenobi, R Gardinal, J E Zuniga, A L G Dias, C D Nelson, J P Driver, B A Barton, J E P Santos, C R Staples
Objectives were to evaluate the effect of prepartum energy intake on performance of dairy cows supplemented with or without ruminally protected choline (RPC; 0 or 17.3 g/d of choline chloride; 0 or 60 g/d of ReaShure, Balchem Corp., New Hampton, NY). At 47 ± 6 d before the expected calving date, 93 multiparous Holstein cows were assigned randomly to 1 of 4 dietary treatments in a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement. Cows were fed energy to excess [EXE; 1.63 Mcal of net energy for lactation/kg of dry matter (DM)] or to maintenance (MNE; 1...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224577/long-term-implications-of-feed-energy-source-in-different-genetic-types-of-reproductive-rabbit-females-ii-immunologic-status
#3
M Penadés, A Arnau-Bonachera, A García-Quirós, D Viana, L Selva, J M Corpa, J J Pascual
Genetic selection and nutrition management have played a central role in the development of commercial rabbitry industry over the last few decades, being able to affect productive and immunological traits of the animals. However, the implication of different energy sources in animals from diverse genetic lines achieving such evolutionary success remains still unknown. Therefore, in this work, 203 female rabbits housed and bred in the same conditions were used from their first artificial insemination until their fifth weaning...
December 11, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223307/assessment-of-the-innate-immune-response-in-the-periparturient-cow
#4
REVIEW
Erminio Trevisi, Andrea Minuti
The transition period is the most critical phase in the life of high yielding dairy cows. Within a few weeks, cows are submitted to many challenges (physiological, nutritional, psychological, management) that require prompt and effective adaptive responses. The immune system is involved in this process, and many changes of the cow's immune system components have been observed around calving. Cows are considered to be immunosuppressed in late lactation, and available data suggest that the immune system is dysregulated around parturition...
December 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222430/fisheries-independent-surveys-identify-critical-habitats-for-young-scalloped-hammerhead-sharks-sphyrna-lewini-in-the-rewa-delta-fiji
#5
Amandine D Marie, Cara Miller, Celso Cawich, Susanna Piovano, Ciro Rico
Sharp declines in numerous shark populations around the world have generated considerable interest in better understanding and characterising their biology, ecology and critical habitats. The scalloped hammerhead shark (SHS, Sphyrna lewini) is subject to a multitude of natural and anthropogenic threats that are often exacerbated within the coastal embayments and estuaries used during SHS early life stages. In this study, we describe the temporal and spatial distribution, age class composition, and reproductive biology of SHS in the Rewa Delta (RD), Fiji...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221568/nutritional-programming-by-glucocorticoids-in-breast-milk-targets-mechanisms-and-possible-implications
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REVIEW
Jonneke J Hollanders, Annemieke C Heijboer, Bibian van der Voorn, Joost Rotteveel, Martijn J J Finken
Vertical transmission of glucocorticoids via breast milk might pose a mechanism through which lactating women could prepare their infants for the postnatal environment. The primary source of breast-milk glucocorticoids is probably the systemic circulation. Research from our group showed that milk cortisol and cortisone concentrations follow the diurnal rhythm of maternal hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, with a higher abundance of cortisone compared to cortisol. Measurement of breast-milk glucocorticoid concentrations is challenging due to possible cross-reactivity with progestagens and sex steroids, which are severely elevated during pregnancy and after parturition...
August 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219853/effects-of-a-soybean-milk-product-on-feto-neonatal-development-in-rats
#7
Eun Suk An, Dongsun Park, Young-Hwan Ban, Choi Jieun, Da Woom Seo, Yoon Bok Lee, Mi Yae Shon, Ehn-Kyoung Choi, Yun-Bae Kim
Since estrogenic pollutants and phytoestrogens can cause the disorder of the reproductive system, the effects of a soybean milk product (Vegemil<sup>®</sup> containing 162 ppm isoflavones) on the feto-neonatal development, including male reproductive function, were investigated. Pregnant rats were fed the soybean milk (5% or 100% in drinking water) from gestational day (GD) 6 to parturition or to post-natal day (PND) 56. Specifically, the rats were divided into 4 groups: the control group (drinking water), the GD5% group (5% soybean milk during only the GD period), the GD-PND5% group (5% soybean milk during the GD and PND periods), and the GD-PND100% group (100% soybean milk instead of water during the GD and PND periods)...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217931/hyper-parathyroidisim-jaw-tumor-syndrome-a-rare-condition-of-incongruous-features
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Manchil P Redwin Dhas, Kannan S Karthiga, Joy E Tatu, Sherubin J Eugenia
Background: Hyperparathyroidism-Jaw Tumor (HPT-JT) syndrome is a rare genetic disorder bearing both a germline and a somatic CDC73 mutation (formerly known as HRPT2), which has been mapped to chromosome 1q25-q31. The association of jaw ossifying fibroma with primary hyperparathyroidisim (PHPT) is typical of HPT-JT. It may also include cystic and neoplastic renal abnormalities and uterine tumors. Case Details: Here, we report a case of HPT-JT with an initial presentation of declination in reproductive fitness...
May 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214044/milk-yield-and-kit-development-of-four-breeds-of-rabbit-in-ibadan-nigeria
#9
Olatunji Abubakar Jimoh, Emmanuel Olabisi Ewuola
Background: Rabbit breeding with high performance imported ones would be of benefit for genetic diversity and improvement of performance in domestic rabbit breeds. The rearing of more productive rabbit breeds could be pathway to improve the productivity and reduce the production cost. Maternal nutritional status exert a great influence on reproductive functions of does, which may expand from conception, through gestation and parturition and development of kits to puberty. Methods: Four breeds of rabbit were evaluated for their parturition, weaning and pubertal differences among the rabbit population in Ibadan, Nigeria...
2017: Journal of Animal Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206843/periparturient-lipolysis-and-oxylipid-biosynthesis-in-bovine-adipose-tissues
#10
G Andres Contreras, Clarissa Strieder-Barboza, Jonas de Souza, Jeff Gandy, Vengai Mavangira, Adam L Lock, Lorraine M Sordillo
The periparturient period of dairy cows is characterized by intense lipolysis in adipose tissues (AT), which induces the release of free fatty acids (FFA) into circulation. Among FFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids are susceptible to oxidation and can modulate inflammatory responses during lipolysis within AT. Linoleic and arachidonic acid oxidized products (oxylipids) such as hydroxy-octadecadienoic acids (HODE) and hydroxy-eicosatetraenoic acids (HETE), were recently identified as products of lipolysis that could modulate AT inflammation during lipolysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205636/immune-checkpoint-molecules-soluble-program-death-ligand-1-and-galectin-9-are-increased-in-pregnancy
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Elizabeth Ann L Enninga, Susan M Harrington, Douglas J Creedon, Rodrigo Ruano, Svetomir N Markovic, Haidong Dong, Roxana S Dronca
PROBLEM: Pregnancy requires balance between tolerance to the haploidentical fetus and the mother's ability to mount immune responses. There are parallels to this phenomenon that occur in metastatic cancer. We assessed soluble program death ligand-1 soluble PD-L1 (sPD-L1) and galectin-9 in the blood of pregnant women during gestation as these molecules are highly involved in immune suppression during cancer. METHOD OF STUDY: Maternal blood was collected from 30 primigravida women at monthly intervals during pregnancy, delivery and 6-week post-partum...
December 4, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202469/h3k27me3-dynamics-dictate-evolving-uterine-states-in-pregnancy-and-parturition
#12
Patrice Nancy, Johan Siewiera, Gabrielle Rizzuto, Elisa Tagliani, Ivan Osokine, Priyanka Manandhar, Igor Dolgalev, Caterina Clementi, Aristotelis Tsirigos, Adrian Erlebacher
Uncovering the causes of pregnancy complications such as preterm labor requires greater insight into how the uterus remains in a noncontractile state until term and then surmounts this state to enter labor. Here, we show that dynamic generation and erasure of the repressive histone modification tri-methyl histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27me3) in decidual stromal cells dictate both elements of pregnancy success in mice. In early gestation, H3K27me3-induced transcriptional silencing of select gene targets ensured uterine quiescence by preventing the decidua from expressing parturition-inducing hormone receptors, manifesting type 1 immunity, and most unexpectedly, generating myofibroblasts and associated wound-healing responses...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199192/alterations-to-maternal-cortical-and-trabecular-bone-in-multiparous-middle-aged-mice
#13
A Gu, R Sellamuthu, E Himes, P J Childress, L M Pelus, C M Orschell, M A Kacena
OBJECTIVES: During the reproductive cycle, altered calcium homeostasis is observed due to variable demand for mineral requirements. This results in increased bone resorption during the time period leading up to parturition and subsequent lactation. During lactation, women will lose 1-3% of bone mineral density per month, which is comparable to the loss experienced on an annual basis post-menopausal. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of parity on bone formation in middle-aged mice...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198242/effect-of-oral-progesterone-and-caffeine-at-the-end-of-gestation-on-farrowing-duration-and-piglet-growth-and-survival
#14
W H E J van Wettere, P Toplis, H M Miller
The profitability of pig production is constrained by high incidences of peri-parturient and pre-weaning piglet mortality. Supplementing sows with either progesterone or caffeine during the last week of gestation can reduce stillbirths and improve piglet performance. However, the consequences of combining these two substances has not been investigated. The aim of the current study was to determine the effect of oral supplementation of sows with progesterone (regumate) and caffeine at the end of gestation on the timing and progression of farrowing, as well as piglet survival and growth to weaning...
December 4, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194396/aquaporins-during-pregnancy-their-function-and-significance
#15
REVIEW
Eszter Ducza, Adrienn Csányi, Róbert Gáspár
Water is the major component of cells and tissues, and the movement of water across the cell membrane is a fundamental property of life. Until the discovery of the first water channel, aquaporin, it was long assumed that the transport of water was due to simple diffusion through the lipid bilayer membrane that encloses cells. Aquaporin (AQP) molecules were first discovered in the human uterus in 1994, and since then several studies have investigated these channels in the female reproductive system. The expressions of AQPs have been proven in the reproductive system...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193784/expression-of-cpped1-in-human-trophoblasts-is-associated-with-timing-of-term-birth
#16
Antti M Haapalainen, Minna K Karjalainen, Ravindra Daddali, Steffen Ohlmeier, Julia Anttonen, Tomi A Määttä, Annamari Salminen, Mari Mahlman, Ulrich Bergmann, Kaarin Mäkikallio, Marja Ojaniemi, Mikko Hallman, Mika Rämet
Understanding of timing of human parturition is incomplete. Therefore, we carried out proteomic analyses of full-term placentas from uncomplicated pregnancies to identify protein signatures associated with the onset of spontaneous delivery. We found quantitative associations of 10 proteins with spontaneous term birth, evident either in the basal or in the chorionic plates or in both. Additional 18 proteins were associated according to the location within placenta indicating local variations in protein amounts...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191827/proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-collagen-iii-by-cortisol-in-amnion-fibroblasts
#17
Yabing Mi, Wangsheng Wang, Jiangwen Lu, Chuyue Zhang, Yawei Wang, Hao Ying, Kang Sun
Rupture of fetal membranes (ROM) can initiate parturition at both term and preterm. Collagen III in the compact layer of the amnion contributes to the tensile strength of fetal membranes. However, the upstream signals triggering collagen III degradation remain mostly elusive. In this study we investigated the role of cortisol regenerated by 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (11β-HSD1) in collagen III degradation in human amnion fibroblasts with an aim to seek novel targets for the prevention of preterm premature ROM (PPROM)-elicited preterm birth...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191290/new-techniques-in-evaluation-of-the-cervix
#18
REVIEW
Helen Feltovich, Lindsey Carlson
The process of parturition is poorly understood, but the cervix clearly plays a key role. Because of this, recent research efforts have been directed at objective quantification of cervical remodeling. Investigation has focused on two basic areas: (1) quantification of tissue deformability and (2) presence, orientation, and/or concentration of microstructural components (e.g. collagen). Methods to quantify tissue deformability include strain elastography and shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI). Methods to describe tissue microstructure include attenuation and backscatter...
December 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183571/echocardiographic-and-electrocardiographic-parameters-during-the-normal-postpartum-period-in-toy-breeds-of-dogs
#19
P R Batista, C Gobello, A Arizmendi, M Tórtora, D O Arias, P G Blanco
The aim of this study was to evaluate echocardiographic and electrocardiographic parameters during the normal canine postpartum period. Twenty clinically healthy pregnant bitches of toy breeds (11 Miniature poodles, five Yorkshire terriers, two Maltese terriers and two Bichons Frises) were evaluated on days -3, 3, 10, 17, 24, 38, 52 and 80 relative to parturition (day 0). During the first postpartum week, the width of the interventricular septum in systole, the shortening fraction and the left atrium size decreased, while the left ventricle internal diameter in systole and end systolic stress increased...
November 2017: Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179996/combined-effect-of-gestational-stress-and-postpartum-stress-on-maternal-care-in-rats
#20
Giorgia Boero, Francesca Biggio, Maria Giuseppina Pisu, Valentina Locci, Patrizia Porcu, Mariangela Serra
Variations in maternal care in the rat influence the development of individual differences in behavioral and endocrine responses to stress. This study aimed to examine the interaction between intragastric intubation during late gestation and postpartum stress, induced by pup separation, on maternal behavior and on dams' emotional state and HPA axis function. Rats received intragastric intubation of water on days 12-20 of gestation or remained untreated in their home cage (naïve dams). Pup separation was used as a model of postpartum stress...
November 24, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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