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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920512/rhythmic-three-part-harmony-the-complex-interaction-of-maternal-placental-and-fetal-circadian-systems
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Peter J Mark, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Brendan J Waddell
From the perspective of circadian biology, mammalian pregnancy presents an unusual biological scenario in which an entire circadian system (i.e., that of the fetus) is embodied within another (i.e., that of the mother). Moreover, both systems are likely to be influenced at their interface by a third player, the placenta. Successful pregnancy requires major adaptations in maternal physiology, many of which involve circadian changes that support the high metabolic demands of the growing fetus. A functional role for maternal circadian adaptations is implied by the effects of circadian disruption, which result in pregnancy complications including higher risks for miscarriage, preterm labor, and low birth weight...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915389/choline-prevents-fetal-overgrowth-and-normalizes-placental-fatty-acid-and-glucose-metabolism-in-a-mouse-model-of-maternal-obesity
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Juha Nam, Esther Greenwald, Chauntelle Jack-Roberts, Tamara T Ajeeb, Olga V Malysheva, Marie A Caudill, Kathleen Axen, Anjana Saxena, Ekaterina Semernina, Khatia Nanobashvili, Xinyin Jiang
Maternal obesity increases placental transport of macronutrients, resulting in fetal overgrowth and obesity later in life. Choline participates in fatty acid metabolism, serves as a methyl donor and influences growth signaling, which may modify placental macronutrient homeostasis and affect fetal growth. Using a mouse model of maternal obesity, we assessed the effect of maternal choline supplementation on preventing fetal overgrowth and restoring placental macronutrient homeostasis. C57BL/6J mice were fed either a high-fat (HF, 60% kcal from fat) diet or a normal (NF, 10% kcal from fat) diet with a drinking supply of either 25 mM choline chloride or control purified water, respectively, beginning 4 weeks prior to mating until gestational day 12...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904069/disturbed-placental-imprinting-in-preeclampsia-leads-to-altered-expression-of-dlx5-a-human-specific-early-trophoblast-marker
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Julianna Zadora, Manvendra Singh, Florian Herse, Lukasz Przybyl, Nadine Haase, Michaela Golic, Hong Wa Yung, Berthold Huppertz, Judith E Cartwright, Guy S Whitley, Guro M Johnsen, Giovanni Levi, Annette Isbruch, Herbert Schulz, Friedrich C Luft, Dominik N Müller, Anne C Staff, Laurence D Hurst, Ralf Dechend, Zsuzsanna Izsvák
Background -Preeclampsia (PE) is a complex and common human-specific pregnancy syndrome associated with placental pathology. The human-specificity provides both intellectual and methodological challenges, lacking a robust model system. Given the role of imprinted genes in human placentation and the vulnerability of imprinted genes to loss of imprinting changes, there has been extensive speculation, but no robust evidence, that imprinted genes are involved in PE. Our study aims at investigating whether disturbed imprinting contributes to PE...
September 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899691/transcriptome-modulation-of-bovine-trophoblast-cells-in-vitro-by-neospora-caninum
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Pilar Horcajo, Laura Jiménez-Pelayo, Marta García-Sánchez, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Esther Collantes-Fernández, Daniel Rozas, Nina Hambruch, Christiane Pfarrer, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora
Neospora caninum is one of the most efficient transplacentally transmitted pathogens in cattle and is a cause of abortion in this domestic species. The invasion and proliferation of Neospora caninum in the placenta and its dissemination to the foetus are crucial events in the outcome of an infection. In the bovine placenta, the placentomes are formed by maternal caruncles, which are delimited by a maternal epithelium and foetal cotyledons, which are delimited by an epithelial layer named the trophoblast. These epithelia form a physical barrier against foetal infection...
September 9, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888333/maternal-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-status-and-pregnancy-complications
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REVIEW
Nisha Wadhwani, Vidya Patil, Sadhana Joshi
Maternal nutrition plays a crucial role in influencing fetal growth and birth outcome. Any nutritional insult starting several weeks before pregnancy and during critical periods of gestation is known to influence fetal development and increase the risk for diseases during later life. Literature suggests that chronic adult diseases may have their origin during early life - a concept referred to as Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) which states that adverse exposures early in life "program" risks for later chronic disorders...
August 15, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864016/effects-of-maternal-diabetes-and-fetal-sex-on-human-placenta-mitochondrial-biogenesis
#7
Shaoning Jiang, April M Teague, Jeanie B Tryggestad, Christopher E Aston, Timothy Lyons, Steven D Chernausek
Abnormal placental function in maternal diabetes affects fetal health and can predispose offspring to metabolic diseases in later life. There are fetal sex-specific differences in placenta structure and gene expression, which may affect placental responses to maternal diabetes. The present study examined the effects of maternal diabetes on indices of mitochondrial biogenesis in placentae from male and female offspring. Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number and expression of key regulators of mitochondrial biogenesis were assessed in placentae from 19 diabetic and 23 non-diabetic women...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864008/temporal-and-spatial-expression-of-glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate-dehydrogenase-gapdh-in-the-mouse-placenta
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Sarah Min, Bryony V Natale, David R C Natale
Glucose metabolism in trophoblast cells is essential to provide the required energy for the development and function of the placenta. Glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase (Gapdh), a key enzyme in the glycolysis pathway has been considered ubiquitously expressed in cells. There is, however, a growing body of evidence suggesting that Gapdh has many functions in pathways unrelated to glucose metabolism. In the present study, we show that GAPDH expression and sub-cellular localization changes through gestation in the mouse placenta...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864004/maternal-bmi-and-gestational-diabetes-alter-placental-lipid-transporters-and-fatty-acid-composition
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Maria Teresa Segura, Hans Demmelmair, Susanne Krauss-Etschmann, Petra Nathan, Stefan Dehmel, Maria Carmen Padilla, Ricardo Rueda, Berthold Koletzko, Cristina Campoy
INTRODUCTION: Placental fatty acid (FA) uptake and metabolism depend on maternal supply which may be altered when women have a high pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) or develop gestational diabetes (GDM). Consequently, an impaired FA transport to the fetus may negatively affect fetal development. While placental adaptation of maternal-fetal glucose transfer in mild GDM has been described, knowledge on placental FA acid metabolism and possible adaptations in response to maternal obesity or GDM is lacking...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863998/changes-in-mitochondrial-respiration-in-the-human-placenta-over-gestation
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Olivia J Holland, Anthony J R Hickey, Anna Alvsaker, Stephanie Moran, Christopher Hedges, Lawrence W Chamley, Anthony V Perkins
INTRODUCTION: Placental mitochondria are subjected to micro-environmental changes throughout gestation, in particular large variations in oxygen. How placental mitochondrial respiration adapts to changing oxygen concentrations remains unexplored. Additionally, placental tissue is often studied in culture; however, the effect of culture on placental mitochondria is unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Placental tissue was obtained from first trimester and term (laboured and non-laboured) pregnancies, and selectively permeabilized to access mitochondria...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859278/the-transcriptome-of-the-endometrium-and-placenta-is-associated-with-pregnancy-development-but-not-lactation-status-in-dairy-cows
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Stephen G Moore, Matthew S McCabe, Jacob C Green, Emily M Newsom, Matthew C Lucy
Infertility in lactating dairy cows is explained partially by the metabolic state associated with high milk production. The hypothesis was that lactating and nonlactating cows would differ in endometrial and placental transcriptomes during early pregnancy (day 28 to 42) and this difference would explain the predisposition for lactating cows to have embryonic loss at that time. Cows were either milked or not milked after calving. Reproductive [endometrium (caruncular and intercaruncular) and placenta] and liver tissues were collected on day 28, 35, and 42 of pregnancy...
July 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855042/insulinotropic-nucleobindin-2-nesfatin-1-is-dynamically-expressed-in-the-haemochorial-mouse-and-human-placenta
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Crystalyn B Legg-St Pierre, Martina Mackova, Ewa I Miskiewicz, Denise G Hemmings, Suraj Unniappan, Daniel J MacPhee
The placenta is the physiological bridge between mother and fetus and has life-sustaining functions during pregnancy, including metabolic regulation, fetal protection and hormone secretion. Nucleobindin-2 (NUCB2) is a calcium- and DNA-binding protein and precursor of nesfatin-1, a signalling peptide with multiple functions, including regulation of energy homeostasis and glucose transport. These are also key functions of the placenta, yet NUCB2/nesfatin-1 expression has never been comprehensively studied in this organ...
August 31, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846666/interleukin-6-il-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-tnf-%C3%AE-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-snps-inflammation-and-metabolism-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-inner-mongolia
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Jie Zhang, Haiyi Chi, Huiying Xiao, Xiaoyan Tian, Yilin Wang, Xia Yun, Yancheng Xu
BACKGROUND Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is common all over the world. GDM women are with inflammatory and metabolisms abnormalities. However, few studies have focused on the association of IL-65-72C/G and TNF-α -857C/T single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), inflammatory biomarkers, and metabolic indexes in women with GDM, especially in the Inner Mongolia population. The aim of this study was to investigate the associations of IL-65-72C/G and TNF-α -857C/T SNPs, and inflammation and metabolic biomarkers in women with GDM pregnancies...
August 28, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827082/mfsd2a-promotes-endothelial-generation-of-inflammation-resolving-lipid-mediators-and-reduces-colitis-in-mice
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Federica Ungaro, Carlotta Tacconi, Luca Massimino, Paola Antonia Corsetto, Carmen Correale, Philippe Fonteyne, Andrea Piontini, Valeria Garzarelli, Francesca Calcaterra, Silvia Della Bella, Antonino Spinelli, Michele Carvello, Angela Maria Rizzo, Stefania Vetrano, Luciana Petti, Gionata Fiorino, Federica Furfaro, Domenico Mavilio, Krishna Rao Maddipati, Alberto Malesci, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet, Silvia D'Alessio, Silvio Danese
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Alterations in signaling pathways that regulate resolution of inflammation (resolving pathways) contribute to pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis (UC). The resolution process is regulated by lipid mediators, such as those derived from the ω-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), whose esterified form is transported by the major facilitator superfamily domain containing 2A (MFSD2A) through the endothelium of brain, retina, and placenta. We investigated if and how MFSD2A regulates lipid metabolism of gut endothelial cells to promote resolution of intestinal inflammation...
August 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820420/alterations-in-placenta-redox-status-during-experimental-model-of-hypoxia-induced-preeclampsia
#15
A Sharashenidze, L Panchulidze, T Sanikidze
An important pathogenetic link of preeclampsia (PE) is hypoxia of uterine-placental tissues, accompanied by damage of the vascular endothelium and the release of vasoactive mediators, violate vascular tone and microcirculation in the maternal organism and placenta and development of a number of pathological processes in the mother's and fetus body. The aim of the study was to establish metabolic abnormalities of oxidative metabolism of the placenta during experimental model of PE (uterine/placental hypoxia)...
July 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809844/the-4-vessel-sampling-approach-to-integrative-studies-of-human-placental-physiology-in-vivo
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Ane M Holme, Maia B Holm, Marie C P Roland, Hildegunn Horne, Trond M Michelsen, Guttorm Haugen, Tore Henriksen
The human placenta is highly inaccessible for research while still in utero. The current understanding of human placental physiology in vivo is therefore largely based on animal studies, despite the high diversity among species in placental anatomy, hemodynamics and duration of the pregnancy. The vast majority of human placenta studies are ex vivo perfusion studies or in vitro trophoblast studies. Although in vitro studies and animal models are essential, extrapolation of the results from such studies to the human placenta in vivo is uncertain...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793200/fasd-folic-acid-and-formic-acid-an-unholy-alliance-in-the-alcohol-abusing-mother
#17
Bhushan M Kapur, Marta Baber
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy remains a significant cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities, however, the mechanism of toxicity remains unclear. Methanol is present as a congener in many alcoholic beverages and is formed endogenously. Since ethanol is preferentially metabolized over methanol, it has been found in the sera and CSF of alcoholics. Toxicity resulting from methanol has been attributed to formic acid. Formic acid is present in significantly higher quantities in biofluids of alcoholic patients...
August 9, 2017: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781260/-impairments-of-placental-amino-acid-metabolism-in-fetal-growth-restriction
#18
T N Pogorelova, V O Gunko, V V Avrutskaya, L V Kaushanskaya, O A Durnitsyna
The content of the amino acids in the placenta during physiological pregnancy and fetal growth restriction (FGR) has been investigated my means of the method of ion-exchange chromatography. It has been found that in FGR the placental amino acid pool is characterized by a decreased content of arginine, proline, alanine, serine, cysteine, methionine, tryptophan, leucine, threonine, tyrosine, phenylalanine, glutamine and an increased content of dicarboxylic amino acids, lysine, histidine and glycine. These changes are accompanied by altered activity of some enzymes of amino acid metabolism, and the degree of these changes correlates with the level of corresponding amino acids...
May 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759171/identification-of-potential-crucial-genes-associated-with-early-onset-pre-eclampsia-via-a-microarray-analysis
#19
Yifei Ma, Hongmei Lin, Hong Zhang, Xiu'e Song, Huili Yang
AIM: This study aimed to identify potential key genes related to early-onset pre-eclampsia (EOPET), and to obtain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of this disease. METHODS: The microarray dataset GSE44711 was obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus, including eight chorionic villi samples from EOPET placentas and eight normal controls. The differentially expressed genes (DEG) were identified using the LIMMA package, and their potential functions were predicted by Gene Ontology (GO) enrichment analysis...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751269/impaired-mitochondrial-fusion-autophagy-biogenesis-and-dysregulated-lipid-metabolism-is-associated-with-preeclampsia
#20
Xiaobo Zhou, Ting-Li Han, Hong Chen, Philip N Baker, Hongbo Qi, Hua Zhang
Preeclampsia(PE) is a pregnancy complication that is diagnosed by the new onset of hypertension and proteinuria. The etiology of PE remains unclear; however, growing evidence indicates that mitochondrial impairment contributes to the pathogenesis. Therefore, we aim to investigate the function of mitochondria in the development of PE. The mitochondrial metabolome in preeclamptic (n = 11) and normal (n = 11) placentas were analyzed using Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Student's t-tests and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were conducted to determine which mitochondrial metabolites differed significantly between the two groups...
July 25, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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