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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070722/a-pronounced-uterine-pro-inflammatory-response-at-parturition-is-an-ancient-feature-in-mammals
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Victoria L Hansen, Lauren S Faber, Ali A Salehpoor, Robert D Miller
Regulating maternal immunity is necessary for successful human pregnancy. Whether this is needed in mammals with less invasive placentation is subject to debate. Indeed, the short gestation times in marsupials have been hypothesized to be due to a lack of immune regulation during pregnancy. Alternatively, the maternal marsupial immune system may be unstimulated in the absence of a highly invasive placenta. Transcripts encoding pro-inflammatory cytokines were found to be overrepresented in the whole uterine transcriptome at terminal pregnancy in the opossum, Monodelphis domestica To investigate this further, immune gene transcripts were quantified throughout opossum gestation...
October 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056235/maternal-effector-t-cells-within-decidua-the-adaptive-immune-response-to-pregnancy
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D Lissauer, M D Kilby, P Moss
In human pregnancy the maternal immune system plays a critical role in the regulation of many aspects of human reproduction including implantation, placentation and defence against infection. Interest has been focussed on the role of uterine natural killer cells (uNK) in the maternal decidua whereas effector CD4+ and CD8+ T cells have received much less attention despite the observation that they represent a major proportion of decidual leucocytes in the latter phase of pregnancy. A range of recent studies have demonstrated that human decidual T cells are highly differentiated, express a range of cytokines and cytotoxic markers, and demonstrate a unique transcriptional profile characterized by high level expression of genes involved in interferon-signalling...
September 8, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021781/cross-talk-between-adipose-tissue-and-placenta-in-obese-and-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-pregnancies-via-exosomes
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REVIEW
Nanthini Jayabalan, Soumyalekshmi Nair, Zarin Nuzhat, Gregory E Rice, Felipe A Zuñiga, Luis Sobrevia, Andrea Leiva, Carlos Sanhueza, Jaime Agustín Gutiérrez, Martha Lappas, Dilys Jane Freeman, Carlos Salomon
Obesity is an important public health issue worldwide, where it is commonly associated with the development of metabolic disorders, especially insulin resistance (IR). Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy complications, especially gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Metabolism is a vital process for energy production and the maintenance of essential cellular functions. Excess energy storage is predominantly regulated by the adipose tissue. Primarily made up of adipocytes, adipose tissue acts as the body's major energy reservoir...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994813/a-primary-human-trophoblast-model-to-study-the-effect-of-inflammation-associated-with-maternal-obesity-on-regulation-of-autophagy-in-the-placenta
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Bailey Simon, Matthew Bucher, Alina Maloyan
Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes that are likely mediated by compromised placental function that can be attributed to, in part, the dysregulation of autophagy. Aberrant changes in the expression of autophagy regulators in the placentas from obese pregnancies may be regulated by inflammatory processes associated with both obesity and pregnancy. Described here is a protocol for sampling of villous tissue and isolation of villous cytotrophoblasts from the term human placenta for primary cell culture...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962697/pentoxifylline-inhibits-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammatory-mediators-in-human-second-trimester-placenta-explants
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Esther M Speer, Xinhua Lin, Amitasrigowri Murthy, Wei Hou, Shahidul Islam, Nazeeh Hanna
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine infection and inflammation during pregnancy, which leads to up-regulation of inflammatory cytokines and prostaglandin synthesis, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of preterm delivery and other pregnancy complications. Effective preventive and therapeutic strategies to reduce these outcomes are lacking to date. Pentoxifylline (PTX) is a non-specific phosphodiesterase inhibitor which raises intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate and decreases production of pro-inflammatory mediators while enhancing anti-inflammatory cytokines...
October 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947613/activating-transcription-factor-3-is-reduced-in-preeclamptic-placentas-and-negatively-regulates-sflt-1-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-soluble-endoglin-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-placenta
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Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Fiona C Brownfoot, Roxanne Hastie, Ashwini Chand, Ping Cannon, Minh Deo, Laura Tuohey, Clare Whitehead, Natalie J Hannan, Stephen Tong
Preeclampsia is a major pregnancy complication associated with poor placental perfusion and placental hypoxia. Systemic and placental inflammation and elevated placental secretion of the antiangiogenic factors sFlt-1 (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1) and sEng (soluble endoglin) are hallmarks of preeclampsia, causing endothelial dysfunction and multiorgan injury. A molecule that links placental hypoxia, inflammation, and antiangiogenic factor release has not been described. ATF3 (activating transcription factor 3) is highly expressed in placenta...
November 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938125/selective-immuno-modulatory-effect-of-prolactin-upon-pro-inflammatory-response-in-human-fetal-membranes
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Pilar Flores-Espinosa, Eduardo Preciado-Martínez, Araceli Mejía-Salvador, Gabriela Sedano-González, Luisa Bermejo-Martínez, Adalberto Parra-Covarruvias, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Vega-Sánchez, Isabel Méndez, Braulio Quesada-Reyna, Andrea Olmos-Ortiz, Veronica Zaga-Clavellina
During pregnancy, prolactin (PRL) is a neuro-immuno-cytokine that contributes actively to the crosstalk between the immune and endocrine systems and, thus, to the creation of an immune-privileged milieu. This work aims to analyze the capacity of PRL to modulate the synthesis and secretion of pro-inflammatory markers associated with labor. Studies were conducted using human fetal membranes at term mounted in a model of two independent chambers. The choriodecidual region was stimulated with 500-ng/mL lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and the amnion and choriodecidual region were co-simulated with different concentrations of PRL that can arise during pregnancy: 250, 500, 1000, and 4000ng/mL...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635072/plgf-enhances-tlr-dependent-inflammatory-responses-in-human-mononuclear-phagocytes
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Laura F Newell, Shernan G Holtan, Jane E Yates, Leonardo Pereira, Jeffrey W Tyner, Irina Burd, Grover C Bagby
PROBLEM: Levels of placental growth factor (PlGF) peak during third trimester of pregnancy, a time when women are at increased risk of virus-induced morbidity. We hypothesized PlGF might contribute to an exaggerated inflammatory response to Toll-like receptor (TLR) activation. METHOD OF STUDY: Primary human adult and cord blood CD14(+) cells were cultured in the presence of TLR ligands and/or PlGF. RESULTS: PlGF significantly enhanced the magnitude and duration of TNF messenger RNA and protein production by TLR-7/8-activated monocytes, and increased subsequent production of TNF-independent inflammatory cytokines...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566515/a-microfluidics-assay-to-study-invasion-of-human-placental-trophoblast-cells
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Yassen Abbas, Carolin Melati Oefner, William J Polacheck, Lucy Gardner, Lydia Farrell, Andrew Sharkey, Roger Kamm, Ashley Moffett, Michelle L Oyen
Pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth are major pregnancy disorders throughout the world. The underlying pathogenesis of these diseases is defective placentation characterized by inadequate invasion of extravillous placental trophoblast cells into the uterine arteries. How trophoblast invasion is controlled remains an unanswered question but is influenced by maternal uterine immune cells called decidual natural killer cells. Here, we describe an in vitro microfluidic invasion assay to study the migration of primary human trophoblast cells...
May 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520923/decrease-in-expression-of-hoxa10-in-the-decidua-after-embryo-implantation-promotes-trophoblast-invasion
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Geeta Godbole, Pankaj Suman, Ankita Malik, Mosami Galvankar, Niraj Joshi, Asgerally Fazleabas, Satish Kumar Gupta, Deepak Modi
An important step toward successful pregnancy involves invasion of the trophoblast cells into the decidua for placentation. Herein, we show that in the human and baboon decidua HOXA10 expression is downregulated after implantation and that this reduction is most prominent in the decidual cells juxtaposed to the invading placental villi. The supernatants derived from HOXA10-depleted human decidual cells increase the invasiveness of the trophoblast cell lines ACH-3P and JEG3 in vitro; this increase is due to higher expression and activity of matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and reduced expression of tissue inhibitors of MMPs in both the cell lines...
August 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515391/advanced-glycation-end-products-regulate-interleukin-1%C3%AE-production-in-human-placenta
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Kotomi Seno, Saoko Sase, Ayae Ozeki, Hironori Takahashi, Akihide Ohkuchi, Hirotada Suzuki, Shigeki Matsubara, Hisataka Iwata, Takehito Kuwayama, Koumei Shirasuna
Maternal obesity is a major risk factor for pregnancy complications, causing inflammatory cytokine release in the placenta, including interleukin-1β (IL-1β), IL-6, and IL-8. Pregnant women with obesity develop accelerated systemic and placental inflammation with elevated circulating advanced glycation end products (AGEs). IL-1β is a pivotal inflammatory cytokine associated with obesity and pregnancy complications, and its production is regulated by NLR family pyrin domain-containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasomes...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500823/aflatoxin-exposure-during-pregnancy-maternal-anemia-and-adverse-birth-outcomes
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REVIEW
Laura E Smith, Andrew J Prendergast, Paul C Turner, Jean H Humphrey, Rebecca J Stoltzfus
AbstractPregnant women and their developing fetuses are vulnerable to multiple environmental insults, including exposure to aflatoxin, a mycotoxin that may contaminate as much as 25% of the world food supply. We reviewed and integrated findings from studies of aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and evaluated potential links to adverse pregnancy outcomes. We identified 27 studies (10 human cross-sectional studies and 17 animal studies) assessing the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and adverse birth outcomes or anemia...
April 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487027/interleukin-11-up-regulates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-target-pdia4-in-human-first-trimester-placenta-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-in-mice
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A L Winship, K Sorby, J Correia, A Rainczuk, J Yap, E Dimitriadis
Interleukin (IL)11 is a crucial factor for human trophoblast function and placentation. Elevated levels are associated with pregnancy complications including preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and preterm birth. However, the regulation of IL11 in the placenta has not been investigated. We examined the effect of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL1β and TNFα, as well as low oxygen tension (2%) on IL11 levels in first trimester placental villous explants. IL1β upregulated IL11 mRNA and protein, while TNFα and low oxygen had no effect...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487013/placental-pim-1-expression-is-increased-in-obesity-and-regulates-cytokine-and-toll-like-receptor-mediated-inflammation
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Stella Liong, Gillian Barker, Martha Lappas
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a growing epidemic, and as a consequence the number of obese pregnancies has also increased. Pregnancy is characterised by maternal and placental inflammation which is intensified with maternal obesity. The proviral integration site for Moloney murine leukemic virus (Pim)-1 protein is a serine/threonine kinase involved in a wide range of inflammatory diseases. In relation to obesity, however, its role has not been elucidated in human placenta. The aims were to determine the placental expression of Pim-1 with pre-existing maternal obesity and its role in regulating placental inflammation associated with obesity...
May 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420494/molecular-regulation-and-role-of-angiogenesis-in-reproduction
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REVIEW
Momchil Rizov, Petya Andreeva, Ivanka Dimova
Angiogenesis is an essential process for proper functioning of the female reproductive system and for successful pregnancy realization. The multitude of factors required for physiological angiogenesis and the complexity of regulation of their temporal-spatial activities contribute to aberrations in human fertilization and pregnancy outcomes. In this study, we reviewed the current knowledge of the temporal expression patterns, functions, and regulatory mechanisms of angiogenic factors during foliculogenesis, early implantation/placentation and embryo development, as well as recurrent spontaneous abortions...
April 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413491/upregulated-unique-long-16-binding-protein-1-detected-in-preeclamptic-placenta-affects-human-extravillous-trophoblast-cell-line-htr-8-svneo-invasion-by-modulating-the-function-of-uterine-natural-killer-cells
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Jing Liu, Guang Song, Xuewen Lin, Xining Pang, Tao Meng
Well-controlled trophoblast invasion at the maternal-fetal interface is crucial for normal placentation and successful pregnancy, otherwise pathological conditions of pregnancy occur, such as preeclampsia. In previous studies, it has been demonstrated that unique long 16 binding protein (ULBP)1, a ligand for the natural-killer group (NKG)2D receptor on uterine natural killer (uNK) cells, is upregulated in the placenta in patients with preeclampsia. As they are present on the majority of the decidua, uNK have an important role in pregnancy...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395334/natural-killer-cell-deficiency-alters-placental-development-in-rats
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Stephen J Renaud, Regan L Scott, Damayanti Chakraborty, Mohammad A K Rumi, Michael J Soares
Natural killer (NK) cells are the most prevalent leukocyte population in the uterus during early pregnancy. Natural killer cells contribute to uterine vascular (spiral artery) remodeling in preparation for the increased demand on these vessels later in pregnancy. A second wave of spiral artery modification is directed by invasive trophoblast cells. The significance of the initial wave of NK-cell-mediated vascular remodeling in species exhibiting deep trophoblast invasion such as humans and rats is not known...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380025/effect-of-proline-rich-15-deficiency-on-trophoblast-viability-and-survival
#18
Katherine C Gates, Lindsey N Goetzmann, Jeremy D Cantlon, Kimberly M Jeckel, Russell V Anthony
Deviations from the normal program of gene expression during early pregnancy can lead to early embryonic loss as well as dysfunctional placentation, which can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Proline rich 15 (PRR15) is a low molecular weight nuclear protein expressed by the trophoblast during early gestation. Lentivirus-mediated knockdown of PRR15 mRNA in ovine trophectoderm led to demise of the embryo by gestational day 15, providing compelling evidence that PRR15 expression is critical during this precarious window of development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284455/uterine-nk-cells-and-macrophages-in-pregnancy
#19
Marijke M Faas, Paul de Vos
The presence of immune cells in the placental bed is important for both mother and child. Although various immune cells can be found in the placental bed, such as regulatory T cells and dendritic cells, uterine NK cells and macrophages are the most prominent immune cells in the placental bed in early pregnancy. uNK cell and macrophage numbers in the placental bed decrease in the third trimester. These cells seem to be specifically adapted for their function and environment. uNK cells do not show cytotoxic activity, but are producers of cytokines, growth factors and many other factors...
March 2, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161055/maternal-type-1-diabetes-activates-stress-response-in-early-placenta
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Martin Gauster, Alejandro Majali-Martinez, Sabine Maninger, Elisabeth Gutschi, Patrick H Greimel, Marina Ivanisevic, Josip Djelmis, Gernot Desoye, Ursula Hiden
INTRODUCTION: Human pregnancy and in particular the first trimester, is a period highly susceptible towards adverse insults such as oxidative stress, which may lead to inadequate embryonic and feto-placental development. Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased oxidative stress caused by hyperglycemia, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and inflammatory signals. In pregnancy, diabetes elevates the risk for early pregnancy loss, preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, pathologies that origin from early placental maldevelopment...
February 2017: Placenta
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