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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352068/maternal-fetal-disposition-and-metabolism-of-retrorsine-in-pregnant-rats
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Xia Li, Xiaojing Yang, E Xiang, Jinyuan Luo, Shuaikai Qiu, Yan Fang, Li Zhang, Yu Guo, Jiang Zheng, Hui Wang
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are extensively synthesized by plants and are commonly present in herbs and foodstuffs, which exhibit hepatotoxicity requiring metabolic activation by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A to form the electrophilic metabolites-pyrrolic ester. PAs also cause embryo toxicity, but the metabolic profiles of PAs in fetus and placenta have been far from clear. In this study, we determined the basal metabolic activation of retrorsine (RTS) in rat maternal liver, placenta and fetal liver in vitro, and examined the fetal toxicity and bioactivation of RTS in vivo...
January 19, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339451/inhibition-of-5%C3%AE-reductase-alters-pregnane-metabolism-in-the-late-pregnant-mare
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Michelle Wynn, Barry A Ball, Erin Lea Legacki, Alan Conley, Shavahn Loux, John May, Alejandro Esteller-Vico, Scott D Stanley, Kirsten Scoggin, Edward L Squires, Mats Ht Troedsson
In the latter half of gestation in the mare, progesterone concentrations decline to near undetectable levels while other 5α-reduced pregnanes are elevated. Of these, 5α-dihydroprogesterone and allopregnanolone have been reported to have important roles in either pregnancy maintenance or fetal quiescence. During this time, the placenta is necessary for pregnane metabolism, with the enzyme 5α-reductase being required for the conversion of progesterone to 5α-dihydroprogesterone. The objectives of this study were to assess the effects of a 5α-reductase inhibitor, dutasteride, on pregnane metabolism (pregnenolone, progesterone, 5α-dihydroprogesterone, 20α-hydroxy-5α-pregnan-3-one, 5α-pregnane-3β,20α-diol, and allopregnanolone), to determine circulating dutasteride concentrations, and to assess effects of dutasteride treatment on gestational parameters...
January 16, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316516/polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-pbdes-and-hydroxylated-pbde-metabolites-oh-pbdes-in-maternal-and-fetal-tissues-and-associations-with-fetal-cytochrome-p450-gene-expression
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Ami R Zota, Susanna D Mitro, Joshua F Robinson, Emily G Hamilton, June-Soo Park, Emily Parry, R Thomas Zoeller, Tracey J Woodruff
BACKGROUND: Human fetal exposures to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and their metabolites (OH-PBDEs) are unique from adults, and in combination with a different metabolic profile, may make fetal development more sensitive to adverse health outcomes from these exposures. However, we lack data to characterize human fetal PBDE exposures and the metabolic factors that can influence these exposures. OBJECTIVE: We examined differences between 2nd trimester maternal and fetal exposures to PBDEs and OH-PBDEs...
January 6, 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316351/gestational-triphenyl-phosphate-exposure-in-c57bl-6-mice-perturbs-expression-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-signaling-genes-in-maternal-and-fetal-liver
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Nicola A Philbrook, Victoria E Restivo, Christine L Belanger, Louise M Winn
Triphenyl phosphate (TPhP) is an organophosphorus flame retardant and plasticizer that has been added to numerous consumer products in recent years. TPhP is not overtly toxic, however recent studies have suggested that it may have metabolic disrupting effects following developmental exposure. The present study aimed to investigate the developmental and potential metabolic effects of TPhP in a murine model. C57Bl/6 dams were exposed on gestational days (GD) 8, 10, 12, and 14 to 0, 5, 25, or 50 mg/kg TPhP via intraperitoneal injection...
January 8, 2018: Birth Defects Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316087/study-on-the-correlation-between-adipocyte-fatty-acid-binding-protein-glucolipid-metabolism-and-pre-eclampsia
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Yan-Ping Lin, Cai-Lin Xu, Kui-Sheng Lin, Hai-Bin Gu, Lei Chen, Ying Wang, Bao-Chuan Weng, Hai-Qing Huang, Ya-Ping Li, Yu-Liang Zou, Zi-Shun Li
AIM: We aimed to explore the relation between the level of adipocyte fatty-acid binding protein (A-FABP) in the gestational period and related indices of glucolipid metabolism, and the possible mechanisms of occurrence and development of pre-eclampsia. METHODS: Seventy-six pre-eclampsia patients were enrolled and divided into the mild pre-eclampsia (n = 42) and severe pre-eclampsia (n = 34) groups. Forty-eight healthy pregnant women were selected as a control group...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288976/maternal-parity-affects-placental-development-growth-and-metabolism-of-foals-until-1-year-and-a-half
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M Robles, C Dubois, C Gautier, M Dahirel, I Guenon, H Bouraima-Lelong, C Viguié, L Wimel, A Couturier-Tarrade, P Chavatte-Palmer
Primiparous mares are known to produce smaller foals than multiparous mares. This difference seems to be partly explained by the reduced exchange surface and volume of the placental villi in primiparous compared to multiparous placentas. The effect of maternal parity on foals' post-natal growth, metabolism and sexual maturation, however, has been given little consideration. The objectives of this work were to analyse placental biometry and structure at term, growth of foals and yearlings, their metabolism and testicular maturation at one year of age...
December 21, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286927/carnitine-deficiency-in-preterm-infants-a-national-survey-of-knowledge-and-practices
#7
M A Clark, R E K Stein, Ellen J Silver, Sabeen Khalid, M Fuloria, N V Esteban-Cruciani
OBJECTIVE: Lipid supplementation improves developmental outcomes in preterm infants. Carnitine is essential for lipid metabolism; however, despite high risk for carnitine deficiency, there are no standards for carnitine supplementation in preterm infants receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN). Our objective was to assess knowledge, beliefs and practices regarding preterm carnitine deficiency and supplementation among neonatal practitioners. METHODS: Cross-sectional electronic survey administered via a nationally representative listserv of neonatal practitioners...
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277276/preliminary-metabolomics-analysis-of-placenta-in-maternal-obesity
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Claudia Fattuoni, Chiara Mandò, Francesco Palmas, Gaia Maria Anelli, Chiara Novielli, Estefanìa Parejo Laudicina, Valeria Maria Savasi, Luigi Barberini, Angelica Dessì, Roberta Pintus, Vassilios Fanos, Antonio Noto, Irene Cetin
INTRODUCTION: Metabolomics identifies phenotypical groups with specific metabolic profiles, being increasingly applied to several pregnancy conditions. This is the first preliminary study analyzing placental metabolomics in normal weight (NW) and obese (OB) pregnancies. METHODS: Twenty NW (18.5 ≤ BMI< 25 kg/m2) and eighteen OB (BMI≥ 30 kg/m2) pregnancies were studied. Placental biopsies were collected at elective caesarean section. Metabolites extraction method was optimized for hydrophilic and lipophilic phases, then analyzed with GC-MS...
January 2018: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236298/leptin-a-new-therapeutic-target-for-treatment-of-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Kanwal Rehman, Muhammad Sajid Hamid Akash, Zunaira Alina
Leptin is an endogenous protein having 167 amino acids and is derived from adipocytes. It hass tertiary structure that resembles with that of the pro-inflammatory cytokines family. The fundamental role of leptin is to maintain the energy homeostasis with the aid of its counter hormone called ghrelin, known as the "hunger hormone". Small quantities of leptin are also present in various tissues like ovary, placenta, pituitary gland, mammary gland, skeletal muscle, stomach and lymphoid tissue. Expression of leptin is strongly associated with various inflammatory responses and immune system, and plays crucial role in the pathophysiology of obesity and development of diabetes mellitus (DM) and insulin resistance...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230179/transplacental-nutrient-transport-mechanisms-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-rodent-models-and-humans
#10
REVIEW
Elke Winterhager, Alexandra Gellhaus
Although the causes of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) have been intensively investigated, important information is still lacking about the role of the placenta as a link from adverse maternal environment to adverse pregnancy outcomes of IUGR and preterm birth. IUGR is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular, metabolic, and neurological diseases later in life. Determination of the most important pathways that regulate transplacental transport systems is necessary for identifying marker genes as diagnostic tools and for developing drugs that target the molecular pathways...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223775/association-between-prenatal-bisphenol-a-and-phthalate-exposures-and-fetal-metabolic-related-biomarkers-the-hokkaido-study-on-environment-and-children-s-health
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Machiko Minatoya, Atsuko Araki, Chihiro Miyashita, Yu Ait Bamai, Sachiko Itoh, Jun Yamamoto, Yu Onoda, Kazuki Ogasawara, Toru Matsumura, Reiko Kishi
Bisphenol A and phthalates are widely detected in human urine, blood, breast milk, and amniotic fluid. Both bisphenol A and phthalates have been suggested as playing a role in obesity epidemics. Exposure to these chemicals during fetal development, and its consequences should be concerning because they can cross the placenta. Thus, this study aimed to assess the association between prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates, and cord blood metabolic-related biomarkers. Maternal serum was used during the first trimester, to determine prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and phthalates...
December 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217485/developmental-origins-of-adult-health-and-disease-the-metabolic-role-of-bdnf-from-early-life-to-adulthood
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REVIEW
Despina D Briana, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
Accumulating evidence suggests that the origins of adult disease may occur during fetal life. Thus, the concept of "developmental programming" has been introduced and supported by epidemiological and experimental data. This concept supports the idea that the nutritional and hormonal status during pregnancy could interfere in metabolism control. The mechanisms responsible for this "developmental programming" remain poorly documented. Current research indicates that neurotrophins and particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play a crucial role in this process...
December 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215645/cherchez-la-femme-maternal-incidental-findings-can-explain-discordant-prenatal-cell-free-dna-sequencing-results
#13
REVIEW
Diana W Bianchi
Circulating DNA fragments in a pregnant woman's plasma derive from three sources: placenta, maternal bone marrow, and fetus. Prenatal sequencing to noninvasively screen for fetal chromosome abnormalities is performed on this mixed sample; results can therefore reflect the maternal as well as the fetoplacental DNA. Although it is recommended that pretest counseling include the possibility of detecting maternal genomic imbalance, this seldom occurs. Maternal abnormalities that can affect a prenatal screening test result include disorders that affect the size and metabolism of DNA, such as B12 deficiency, autoimmune disease, and intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy...
December 7, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208770/the-role-of-gut-microbiota-in-the-effects-of-maternal-obesity-during-pregnancy-on-offspring-metabolism
#14
Liyuan Zhou, Xinhua Xiao
Obesity is considered a global epidemic. Specifically, obesity during pregnancy programs an increased risk of the offspring developing metabolic disorders in addition to the adverse effects on the mother per se. Large numbers of human and animal studies have demonstrated that the gut microbiota plays a pivotal role in obesity and metabolic diseases. Similarly, maternal obesity during pregnancy is associated with alterations in the composition and diversity of the intestine microbial community. Recently, the microbiota in the placenta, amniotic fluid, and meconium in healthy gestations has been investigated, and the results supported the "in utero colonization hypothesis" and challenged the traditional "sterile womb" that has been acknowledged worldwide for more than a century...
December 5, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207294/placental-structure-and-function-in-different-breeds-in-horses
#15
M Robles, P M Peugnet, S A Valentino, C Dubois, M Dahirel, M-C Aubrière, F Reigner, D Serteyn, L Wimel, A Tarrade, P Chavatte-Palmer
Ponies and sometimes draft horses are often used as experimental models for horses although size and metabolic parameters are known to vary between horse breeds. So far, there is little information about differences of placental structure and no information about differences of placental function between breeds. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in placental size, structure and function at birth in relation to foal size and weight in ponies, Saddlebred and draft horses. Pony, Saddlebred and draft horse pregnancies were obtained by artificial insemination over 2 successive breeding seasons...
November 20, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197013/placental-lipid-transport
#16
Evemie Dubé, Guillaume Desparois, Julie Lafond
The human placenta is responsible for the adequate supply of nutrients essential for proper embryonic and fetal development such as glucose, amino acids, and lipids. Processes involved in the placental transport of these nutrients are complex and tightly regulated and involve many transporters, receptors, and regulators. In this chapter, we describe the current methods to study the impact of maternal metabolic disorders on key players of human placental transfer of nutrients.
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190548/supplementation-with-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-pregnant-rats-with-mild-diabetes-normalizes-placental-ppar%C3%AE-and-mtor-signaling-in-female-offspring-developing-gestational-diabetes
#17
Evangelina Capobianco, Daiana Fornes, Sabrina Lorena Roberti, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson, Alicia Jawerbaum
Maternal diabetes impairs fetoplacental development and programs metabolic diseases in the offspring. We have previously reported that female offspring of pregnant rats with mild diabetes develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) when they become pregnant. Here, we studied the effects of supplementation with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in pregnant mild diabetic rats (F0) by feeding a 6% safflower-oil-enriched diet from day 1 to 14 followed by a 6% chia-oil-enriched diet from day 14 of pregnancy to term...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184858/what-is-fetal-programming-a-lifetime-health-is-under-the-control-of-in-utero-health
#18
REVIEW
Eun Jin Kwon, Young Ju Kim
The "Barker hypothesis" postulates that a number of organ structures and associated functions undergo programming during embryonic and fetal life, which determines the set point of physiological and metabolic responses that carry into adulthood. Hence, any stimulus or insult at a critical period of embryonic and fetal development can result in developmental adaptations that produce permanent structural, physiological and metabolic changes, thereby predisposing an individual to cardiovascular, metabolic and endocrine disease in adult life...
November 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184814/hypoglycemia-in-the-preterm-neonate-etiopathogenesis-diagnosis-management-and-long-term-outcomes
#19
REVIEW
Anudeepa Sharma, Ajuah Davis, Prem S Shekhawat
Glucose, like oxygen, is of fundamental importance for any living being and it is the major energy source for the fetus and the neonate during gestation. The placenta ensures a steady supply of glucose to the fetus, while birth marks a sudden change in substrate delivery and a major change in metabolism. Hypoglycemia is one of the most common pathologies encountered in the neonatal intensive care unit and affects a wide range of neonates. Preterm, small for gestational age (GA) and intra-uterine growth restricted neonates are especially vulnerable due to their lack of metabolic reserves and associated co-morbidities...
October 2017: Translational Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178045/considering-choline-as-methionine-precursor-lipoproteins-transporter-hepatic-promoter-and-antioxidant-agent-in-dairy-cows
#20
REVIEW
Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Rab N Soomro, Mohamed E Abd El-Hack, Mervat A Abdel-Latif, Wen Li, Ren Hao, Feifei Sun, Bello M Bodinga, Khawar Hayat, Junhu Yao, Yangchun Cao
During the transition period, fatty liver syndrome may be caused in cows undergo negative energy balance, ketosis or hypocalcemia, retained placenta or mastitis problems. During the transition stage, movement of non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) increases into blood which declines the hepatic metabolism or reproduction and consequently, lactation performance of dairy cows deteriorates. Most of studies documented that, choline is an essential nutrient which plays a key role to decrease fatty liver, NEFA proportion, improve synthesis of phosphatidylcholine, maintain lactation or physiological function and work as anti-oxidant in the transition period of dairy cows...
November 25, 2017: AMB Express
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