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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631553/administration-of-progesterone-throughout-pregnancy-increases-maternal-steroids-without-adverse-effect-on-mature-oligodendrocyte-immunostaining-in-the-guinea-pig
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Julia C Shaw, Hannah K Palliser, Kerrin Palazzi, Jonathan J Hirst
Progesterone is administered to pregnant women at risk of premature labor, despite systematic reviews showing conflicting outcomes regarding its use, highlighting doubt over the effectiveness of the therapy. Progesterone can be rapidly metabolized into a number of steroids, but to date, there has been a lack of investigation into the fetal steroid profiles following administration and whether this impacts fetal neurodevelopment. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of progesterone treatment on allopregnanolone and cortisol levels in the fetus and on a marker of myelination in the fetal brain...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630870/placental-abca1-expression-is-increased-in-spontaneous-preterm-deliveries-compared-with-iatrogenic-preterm-deliveries-and-term-deliveries
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Xie Cheng-Mao, Long Yan, Lin Li, Jin Hua, Wang Xiao-Ju, Zhang Jie-Wen
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal expression of ABCA1 and ABCG1 in the placenta can elicit lipid metabolism disorder and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, whether it is associated with preterm delivery remains unclear. Our present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between abnormal expression of ABCA1 or ABCG1 and preterm delivery. METHODS: Maternal blood and placental tissues from women with spontaneous deliveries (SPD), iatrogenic deliveries (IPD), and term deliveries (TD) were collected...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625360/hypoxia-primed-placental-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-wound-healing
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Suja Ann Mathew, Bhawna Chandravanshi, Ramesh Bhonde
AIMS: To investigate how Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cells (P-MSCs) would adapt themselves and survive under hypoxic conditions which are prevalent in most injury sites. MAIN METHODS: P-MSCs were isolated from term placenta and characterised under normoxia and hypoxia (2-2.5% O2). Cells were examined for morphology and surface marker variations by flow cytometry analysis. Glucose stimulated insulin secretion was assayed by Insulin ELISA Kit. Gene expression levels were estimated using Real Time PCR for hypoxia inducible factor1 alpha, Insulin (INS), Glucose transporters (GLUT-1, GLUT-2 and GLUT-3), Adhesion Proteins- Integrins, Fibronectin1 (FN1), E-Cadherin (CDH1), and N-Cadherin (CDH2) and angiogenesis marker VEGFA...
June 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623978/gestational-diabetes-affects-fetal-autophagy
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Laura Avagliano, Valentina Massa, Laura Terraneo, Michele Samaja, Patrizia Doi, Gaetano Pietro Bulfamante, Anna Maria Marconi
Autophagy is a catabolic process involved in the preservation of energy homeostasis and its dysregulation has been implicated in the development of metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus. Gestational diabetes mellitus represents a risk for fetal morbidity and mortality. The present study focuses on the autophagy process in human diabetic placenta and fetal pancreas, compared with controls. Analysis of the autophagy markers LC3, Beclin-1 and p62 suggests an impairment of the autophagy process in diabetic placentas...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623968/oxygen-and-tissue-culture-affect-placental-gene-expression
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O Brew, M H F Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Placental explant culture is an important model for studying placental development and functions. We investigated the differences in placental gene expression in response to tissue culture, atmospheric and physiologic oxygen concentrations. METHODS: Placental explants were collected from normal term (38-39 weeks of gestation) placentae with no previous uterine contractile activity. Placental transcriptomic expressions were evaluated with GeneChip(®) Human Genome U133 Plus 2...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617183/hypermethylated-cpg-sites-in-the-mtr-gene-promoter-in-preterm-placenta
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Vinita V Khot, Dilip K Yadav, Smeeta Shrestha, Lovejeet Kaur, Deepali P Sundrani, Preeti M Chavan-Gautam, Savita S Mehendale, Giriraj R Chandak, Sadhana R Joshi
AIM: Altered maternal one-carbon metabolism influences placental DNA methylation patterns and 'programs' the fetus for noncommunicable diseases in adult life. EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES: Levels of plasma folate, vitamin B12, homocysteine, mRNA and protein levels of MTHFR and MTR enzymes in placenta were compared among women delivering preterm (n = 83) and term (n = 75). MTR promoter CpG methylation was undertaken. RESULTS: MTHFR and MTR mRNA levels were higher while protein levels were lower, and MTR CpG sites were hypermethylated in the preterm group, as compared with the term group...
June 15, 2017: Epigenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615018/the-aquaglyceroporin-aqp9-contributes-to-the-sex-specific-effects-of-in-utero-arsenic-exposure-on-placental-gene-expression
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Emily F Winterbottom, Devin C Koestler, Dennis Liang Fei, Eric Wika, Anthony J Capobianco, Carmen J Marsit, Margaret R Karagas, David J Robbins
BACKGROUND: Sex-specific factors play a major role in human health and disease, including responses to environmental stresses such as toxicant exposure. Increasing evidence suggests that such sex differences also exist during fetal development. In a previous report using the resources of the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study (NHBCS), we found that low-to-moderate in utero exposure to arsenic, a highly toxic and widespread pollutant, was associated with altered expression of several key developmental genes in the fetal portion of the placenta...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595558/the-role-of-placental-carbonyl-reducing-enzymes-in-biotransformation-of-bupropion-and-4-methylnitrosamino-1-3-pyridyl-1-butanone
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Valentina M Fokina, Svetlana L Patrikeeva, Cheryl Oncken, Gary Dv Hankins, Mahmoud S Ahmed, Tatiana N Nanovskaya
BACKGROUND: Bupropion (BUP) has a potential to be an effective pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation during pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy stimulates placental carbonyl reductases that catalyze the biotransformation of BUP. 4-methylnitrosamino-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanone (NNK) is a potent carcinogen of cigarette smoke. Carbonyl reduction of NNK into 4-methylnitrosamino-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) constitutes a major step in NNK detoxification. Thus, placentas of pregnant smokers on BUP therapy can become a site of drug-drug interaction...
June 6, 2017: Drug Metabolism Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588199/contributions-of-the-maternal-oral-and-gut-microbiome-to-placental-microbial-colonization-in-overweight-and-obese-pregnant-women
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Luisa F Gomez-Arango, Helen L Barrett, H David McIntyre, Leonie K Callaway, Mark Morrison, Marloes Dekker Nitert
A distinct bacterial signature of the placenta was reported, providing evidence that the fetus does not develop in a sterile environment. The oral microbiome was suggested as a possible source of the bacterial DNA present in the placenta based on similarities to the oral non-pregnant microbiome. Here, the possible origin of the placental microbiome was assessed, examining the gut, oral and placental microbiomes from the same pregnant women. Microbiome profiles from 37 overweight and obese pregnant women were examined by 16SrRNA sequencing...
June 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587267/insulin-treatment-may-alter-fatty-acid-carriers-in-placentas-from-gestational-diabetes-subjects
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Maria Ruiz-Palacios, Maria Teresa Prieto-Sánchez, Antonio José Ruiz-Alcaraz, José Eliseo Blanco-Carnero, Maria Sanchez-Campillo, Juan José Parrilla, Elvira Larqué
There is little information available on the effect of Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) treatment (diet or insulin) on placental lipid carriers, which may influence fetal fat accretion. Insulin may activate placental insulin receptors protein kinase (AKT) and extracellular signal regulated kinase ERK mediators, which might affect lipid metabolism. Placenta was collected from 25 control women, 23 GDM-Diet and 20 GDM-Insulin. Western blotting of insulin signaling mediators and lipid carriers was performed...
June 6, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585734/immunological-function-of-vitamin-d-during-human-pregnancy
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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/28583471/expression-of-glucose-transporter-proteins-in-human-diabetic-placenta
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REVIEW
Paweł Jan Stanirowski, Dariusz Szukiewicz, Monika Pazura-Turowska, Włodzimierz Sawicki, Krzysztof Cendrowski
Gestational diabetes mellitus and pregestational diabetes mellitus constitute carbohydrate metabolism disorders, which, if not diagnosed and adequately treated, lead to serious and often life-threatening pregnancy complications. According to a recently formulated hypothesis, some diabetes-related complications, such as fetal macrosomia, may be the result of disturbances in the transplacental transport of nutrients-in particular, excessive maternal-fetal glucose transfer. Throughout pregnancy, glucose flux across the placenta is mediated by the group of facilitative glucose transporters (GLUT), the expression of which in different placental compartments is the precondition for effective glucose uptake from maternal blood and its subsequent transfer to the fetal circulation...
June 2, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551889/maternal-magnesium-restriction-elevates-glucocorticoid-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-placenta-and-fetus-of-wnin-rat-dams
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Anju Elizabeth Thomas, Padmavathi J N Inagadapa, Sugeetha Jeyapal, Naga Muralidhar Merugu, Rajender Rao Kalashikam, Raghunath Manchala
Magnesium plays a major role in many vital functions in the body. We reported earlier that maternal magnesium restriction altered body composition, fat metabolism, and insulin resistance in WNIN rat offspring and was associated with increased glucocorticoid stress in the offspring in their later life. We hypothesize that increased glucocorticoid stress and inflammation which originate in Mg restricted rat dams is transmitted through placenta to the fetus and underlie the metabolic disturbances in the later life of the offspring...
May 27, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541534/effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-placental-lipid-metabolism
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Virtu Calabuig-Navarro, Maricela Haghiac, Judi Minium, Patricia Glazebrook, Geraldine Cheyana Ranasinghe, Charles Hoppel, Sylvie Hauguel de-Mouzon, Patrick Catalano, Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn
Obese women, on average, give birth to babies with high fat mass. Placental lipid metabolism alters fetal lipid delivery, potentially moderating neonatal adiposity, yet how it is affected by maternal obesity is poorly understood. We hypothesized that fatty acid (FA) accumulation (esterification) is higher, and FA oxidation (FAO) is lower, in placentas from obese, compared to lean women. We assessed acylcarnitine profiles (lipid oxidation intermediates) in mother-baby-placenta triads, in addition to lipid content, and mRNA/protein expression of key regulators of FA metabolism pathways, in placentas of lean and obese women with normal glucose tolerance recruited at scheduled term Cesarean delivery...
May 23, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531286/is-foetal-hyperexposure-to-androgens-a-cause-of-pcos
#15
Panagiota Filippou, Roy Homburg
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive-aged women. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is still not completely understood but recent evidence suggests that the intra-uterine environment may be a key factor in the pathogenesis of PCOS, in particular, hyperexposure of the foetus to androgens. High concentrations of maternal serum testosterone during pregnancy have been shown to influence behaviour during childhood, the prevalence of autism disorders and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations in adolescence...
May 20, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
#16
REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508539/the-effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-fatty-acid-transporter-expression-and-lipid-metabolism-in-the-full-term-placenta-of-lean-breed-swine
#17
L Tian, S S Dong, J Hu, J J Yao, P S Yan
This study was conducted to evaluate the influence of back-fat thickness (BF), at mating of sows, on the maternal and newborn circulating lipids, expression of placental fatty acids (FA) transporters and lipid accumulation in placenta. Full-term placentas were obtained by vaginal delivery from BFI (9-14 mm; n = 37), BFII (15-19 mm; n = 43) and BFIII (20-27 mm; n = 38) sows according to BF at mating, and frozen placental sections were analysed for fat accumulation. Blood samples were collected from the sows of day 105 pregnancy and from cord blood at delivery...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502862/11-beta-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-2-promoter-methylation-is-associated-with-placental-protein-expression-in-small-for-gestational-age-newborns
#18
Maria-Luisa Lazo-de-la-Vega-Monroy, Martha-Olivia Solís-Martínez, Gustavo Romero-Gutiérrez, Victor E Aguirre-Arzola, Katarzyna Wrobel, Kazimierz Wrobel, Silvio Zaina, Gloria Barbosa-Sabanero
Small for gestational age infants have greater risk of developing metabolic diseases in adult life. It has been suggested that low birth weight may result from glucocorticoid excess in utero, a key mechanism in fetal programming. The placental enzyme 11-beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2, HSD11B2 gene) acts as a barrier protecting the fetus from maternal corticosteroid deleterious effects. Low placental 11β-HSD2 transcription and activity have been associated with low birth weight, yet the mechanism regulating its protein expression is not fully understood...
May 11, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496040/induction-of-human-cytochrome-p450-3a-enzymes-in-cultured-placental-cells-by-thalidomide-and-relevance-to-bioactivation-and-toxicity
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Norie Murayama, Yasuhiro Kazuki, Daisuke Satoh, Kazuya Arata, Tasuku Harada, Norio Shibata, F Peter Guengerich, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Evidence has been presented for auto-induced human cytochrome P450 3A enzyme involvement in the teratogenicity and clinical outcome of thalidomide due to oxidation to 5-hydroxythalidomide and subsequent metabolic activation in livers. In this study, more relevant human placenta preparations and placental BeWo cells showed low but detectable P450 3A4/5 mRNA expression and drug oxidation activities. Human placental microsomal fractions from three subjects showed detectable midazolam 1´- and 4-hydroxylation and thalidomide 5-hydroxylation activities...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490020/maternal-inflammation-results-in-altered-tryptophan-metabolism-in-rabbit-placenta-and-fetal-brain
#20
Monica Williams, Zhi Zhang, Elizabeth Nance, Julia L Drewes, Wojciech G Lesniak, Sarabdeep Singh, Diane C Chugani, Kannan Rangaramanujam, David R Graham, Sujatha Kannan
Maternal inflammation has been linked to neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders such as cerebral palsy, schizophrenia, and autism. We had previously shown that intrauterine inflammation resulted in a decrease in serotonin, one of the tryptophan metabolites, and a decrease in serotonin fibers in the sensory cortex of newborns in a rabbit model of cerebral palsy. In this study, we hypothesized that maternal inflammation results in alterations in tryptophan pathway enzymes and metabolites in the placenta and fetal brain...
May 11, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
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