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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095377/associations-of-maternal-leptin-with-neonatal-adiposity-differ-according-to-pregravid-weight
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Julie Patenaude, Guillaume Lacerte, Marilyn Lacroix, Laetitia Guillemette, Catherine Allard, Myriam Doyon, Marie-Claude Battista, Julie Moreau, Julie Ménard, Jean-Luc Ardilouze, Patrice Perron, Marie-France Hivert
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, maternal circulating leptin is released by maternal adipose tissue and the placenta, and may have a role in fetal development. OBJECTIVES: We investigated maternal leptinemia and glycemia associations with neonatal adiposity, taking into account pregravid weight status. METHODS: We included 235 pregnant women from the Genetics of Glucose Regulation in Gestation and Growth prospective cohort with data: blood samples collected during the 2nd trimester, an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and the measured leptin and glucose levels...
January 18, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061809/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-their-relationship-with-cytokine-concentrations-in-overweight-obese-pregnant-women-and-their-neonates
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María Hernández-Trejo, Araceli Montoya-Estrada, Yessica Torres-Ramos, Aurora Espejel-Núñez, Alberto Guzmán-Grenfell, Rosa Morales-Hernández, Maricruz Tolentino-Dolores, Estibalitz Laresgoiti-Servitje
BACKGROUND: Oxidative damage present in obese/overweight mothers may lead to further oxidative stress conditions or inflammation in maternal and cord blood samples. Thirty-four pregnant women/newborn pairs were included in this study to assess the presence of oxidative stress biomarkers and their relationship with serum cytokine concentrations. Oxidative stress biomarkers and antioxidant enzymes were compared between the mother/offspring pairs. The presence of 27 cytokines was measured in maternal and cord blood samples...
January 7, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034722/specific-regions-of-the-brain-are-capable-of-fructose-metabolism
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Sarah A Oppelt, Wanming Zhang, Dean R Tolan
High fructose consumption in the Western diet correlates with disease states such as obesity and metabolic syndrome complications, including type II diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and non-alcoholic fatty acid liver disease. Liver and kidneys are responsible for metabolism of 40-60% of ingested fructose, while the physiological fate of the remaining fructose remains poorly understood. The primary metabolic pathway for fructose includes the fructose-transporting solute-like carrier transport proteins 2a (SLC2a or GLUT), including GLUT5 and GLUT9, ketohexokinase (KHK), and aldolase...
December 26, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034467/maternal-health-and-the-placental-microbiome
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REVIEW
Elise Pelzer, Luisa F Gomez-Arango, Helen L Barrett, Marloes Dekker Nitert
Over the past decade, the role of the microbiome in regulating metabolism, immune function and behavior in humans has become apparent. It has become clear that the placenta is not a sterile organ, but rather has its own endogenous microbiome. The composition of the placental microbiome is distinct from that of the vagina and has been reported to resemble the oral microbiome. Compared to the gut microbiome, the placental microbiome exhibits limited microbial diversity. This review will focus on the current understanding of the placental microbiota in normal healthy pregnancy and also in disease states including preterm birth, chorioamnionitis and maternal conditions such as obesity, gestational diabetes mellitus and preeclampsia...
December 2, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012455/maternal-obesity-alters-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-signaling-in-the-placenta-in-a-sexually-dimorphic-manner
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Calais S Prince, Alina Maloyan, Leslie Myatt
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is a major clinical problem in obstetrics being associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and fetal programming. Brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a validated miR-210 target, is necessary for placental development, fetal growth, glucose metabolism, and energy homeostasis. Plasma BDNF levels are reduced in obese individuals; however, placental BDNF has yet to be studied in the context of maternal obesity. In this study, we investigated the effect of maternal obesity and sexual dimorphism on placental BDNF signaling...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012449/placental-maternal-vascular-malperfusion-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Christina M Scifres, W Tony Parks, Maisa Feghali, Steve N Caritis, Janet M Catov
INTRODUCTION: Maternal vascular malperfusion (MVM) lesions represent hypoxic-ischemic damage to the placenta, and they are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Women with gestational diabetes (GDM) are at increased risk for pregnancy complications, so we set out to characterize the prevalence and clinical correlates of MVM lesions in this cohort. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 1187/1374 (86.4%) women with GDM delivered between 2009 and 2012 who had placental pathology available...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993398/review-placental-transport-and-metabolism-of-energy-substrates-in-maternal-obesity-and-diabetes
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REVIEW
L A Gallo, H L Barrett, M Dekker Nitert
Maternal obesity is growing in prevalence and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and child. Women who are obese during pregnancy have a greater risk of metabolic complications such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as well as type 2 diabetes after pregnancy. Children of obese and/or GDM mothers have an increased susceptibility to congenital abnormalities and a range of cardio-metabolic disorders. The placenta is at the interface of the maternal and fetal environments and, its function per se, plays a major role in dictating the impact of maternal health on fetal development...
December 7, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903516/metabolic-abnormalities-and-obesity-s-impact-on-the-risk-for-developing-preeclampsia
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REVIEW
Frank T Spradley
Preeclampsia (PE), a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is increasing as a major contributor to perinatal and long-term morbidity of mother and offspring. PE is thought to originate from ischemic insults in the placenta driving the release of prohypertensive anti-angiogenic [soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1)] and proinflammatory [tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] factors into the maternal circulation. Whereas the increased incidence of PE is hypothesized to be largely due to the obesity pandemic, the mechanisms whereby obesity increases this risk are unknown...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871471/endocan-expression-is-increased-in-the-placenta-from-obese-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Padma Murthi, Ramona Sarkis, Ratana Lim, Caitlyn Nguyen-Ngo, Anita Pratt, Stella Liong, Martha Lappas
INTRODUCTION: Endocan, a member of the proteoglycan family, is involved in a wide range of diseases including obesity and diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of (i) maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on placental endocan expression; and (ii) endocan knockdown on markers of inflammation. METHODS: Endocan mRNA and protein expression was determined in human placenta from (i) lean and obese and normal glucose tolerant (NGT) pregnant women (n = 10 patients per group); and (ii) women with GDM and BMI-matched NGT women (n = 40 patients per group)...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780978/maternal-obesity-modulates-intracellular-lipid-turn-over-in-the-human-term-placenta
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B Hirschmugl, G Desoye, P Catalano, I Klymiuk, H Scharnagl, S Payr, E Kitzinger, C Schliefsteiner, U Lang, C Wadsack, S Hauguel-de Mouzon
BACKGROUND: Obesity before pregnancy is associated with impaired metabolic status of the mother and the offspring later in life. These adverse effects have been attributed to epigenetic changes in utero, but little is known about the role of placental metabolism and its contribution to fetal development. OBJECTIVES: We examined the impact of maternal pre-pregnancy obesity on the expression of genes involved in placental lipid metabolism in lean and obese women. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Seventy-three lean and obese women with healthy pregnancy were recruited at term elective cesarean delivery...
October 26, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697224/placental-histological-examination-and-the-relationship-with-oxidative-stress-in-preterm-infants
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Serafina Perrone, Maria Luisa Tataranno, Simona Negro, Mariangela Longini, Maria Stefania Toti, Maria Gabriella Alagna, Fabrizio Proietti, Francesco Bazzini, Paolo Toti, Giuseppe Buonocore
BACKGROUND: Prenatal conditions of enhanced oxidative stress (OS) linked to inflammation or hypoxia have been associated with impaired fetal growth and preterm delivery. Little is known regarding biomarkers of OS in the cord blood of preterm infants and placental histological patterns. OBJECTIVES: To test the hypothesis that placental lesions indicating chorioamnionitis (CA) or vascular underperfusion (VU) are associated with increased OS in the offspring. METHODS: 120 neonates born below 29(+6) weeks of gestational age (GA) were enrolled...
October 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27626035/subclinical-pregnancy-toxemia-induced-gene-expression-changes-in-ovine-placenta-and-uterus
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Ramanathan K Kasimanickam
The objective was to elucidate gene expression differences in uterus, caruncle, and cotyledon of ewes with subclinical pregnancy toxemia (SCPT) and healthy ewes, and to identify associated biological functions and pathways involved in pregnancy toxemia. On Day 136 (±1 day) post-breeding, ewes (n = 18) had body condition score (BCS; 1-5; 1, emaciated; 5, obese) assessed, and blood samples were collected for plasma glucose and β-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) analyses. The ewes were euthanized, and tissue samples were collected from the gravid uterus and placentomes...
2016: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604528/placental-origins-of-chronic-disease
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REVIEW
Graham J Burton, Abigail L Fowden, Kent L Thornburg
Epidemiological evidence links an individual's susceptibility to chronic disease in adult life to events during their intrauterine phase of development. Biologically this should not be unexpected, for organ systems are at their most plastic when progenitor cells are proliferating and differentiating. Influences operating at this time can permanently affect their structure and functional capacity, and the activity of enzyme systems and endocrine axes. It is now appreciated that such effects lay the foundations for a diverse array of diseases that become manifest many years later, often in response to secondary environmental stressors...
October 2016: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596280/maternal-low-protein-diet-leads-to-placental-angiogenic-compensation-via-dysregulated-m1-m2-macrophages-and-tnf%C3%AE-expression-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Emilie Vomhof-DeKrey, Diane Darland, Othman Ghribi, Amy Bundy, James Roemmich, Kate Claycombe
A maternal low-protein (LP) diet in Sprague-Dawley rats results in low birth weight, rapid adipose tissue catch-up growth, adult obesity, and insulin resistance. The placenta functions to fulfill the fetus' nutrient demands. Adequate angiogenic factor concentrations help to ensure normal growth and vasculature development of the placenta and, in turn, optimum maternal-to-fetal nutrient delivery. Maternal malnutrition creates a proinflammatory environment that leads to inhibition of placental tissue growth. Therefore, we hypothesized that a maternal LP diet will lead to abnormal angiogenesis via dysregulation of immune cells resulting in increased secretion of proinflammatory cytokines and reduced angiogenic factor expression...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555877/the-effects-of-prenatal-metformin-on-obesogenic-diet-induced-alterations-in-maternal-and-fetal-fatty-acid-metabolism
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Kemoy Harris, Neeraj Desai, Madhu Gupta, Xiangying Xue, Prodyot K Chatterjee, Burton Rochelson, Christine N Metz
BACKGROUND: Maternal obesity may program the fetus and increase the susceptibility of the offspring to adult diseases. Metformin crosses the placenta and has been associated with decreased inflammation and reversal of fatty liver in obese leptin-deficient mice. We investigated the effects of metformin on maternal and fetal lipid metabolism and hepatic inflammation using a rat model of diet-induced obesity during pregnancy. METHODS: Female Wistar rats (6-7 weeks old) were fed normal or high calorie diets for 5 weeks...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27535280/causal-relationship-between-obesity-related-traits-and-tlr4-driven-responses-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Xiaohua Yang, Ming Li, Maricela Haghiac, Patrick M Catalano, Perrie O'Tierney-Ginn, Sylvie Hauguel-de Mouzon
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Obesity triggers complex inflammatory networks within the innate immune system. During pregnancy, the placenta amplifies the low-grade inflammation through activation of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signalling pathways. The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of obesity on placental TLR4 expression and inflammatory signals. The secondary aim was to analyse the placental cell type responsible for TLR4 activation. METHODS: Thirty-nine women recruited at term-scheduled Caesarean section were grouped according to their pre-gravid BMI (<25 kg/m(2) and >30 kg/m(2))...
November 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527166/transcriptomic-insights-into-the-response-of-placenta-and-decidua-basalis-to-the-cpg-oligodeoxynucleotide-stimulation-in-non-obese-diabetic-mice-and-wild-type-controls
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Xiao-Rui Liu, Yu-Na Guo, Chuan-Mei Qin, Xiao-Li Qin, Fei Tao, Fei Su, Fu-Ju Tian, Yan Zhang, Yi Lin
Intrauterine infection is one of the most frequent causes of miscarriage. CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN) can mimic intrauterine infection. CpG ODN-induced embryo-resorption was observed consistently in the NK-cell deficient non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice but not in the wild-type (WT) mice. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of differential pregnancy outcomes, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the placenta and decidua basalis was revealed by RNA-Seq with CpG ODN or control ODN treatment. Common DEGs in the WT and NOD mice were enriched in antimicrobial/antibacterial humoral responses that may be activated as a primary response to bacterial infection...
August 5, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506263/ifpa-meeting-2015-workshop-report-iv-placenta-and-obesity-stem-cells-of-the-feto-maternal-interface-placental-immunobiology-and-infection
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M H Abumaree, A Almutairi, S Cash, P Boeuf, L W Chamley, T Gamage, J L James, B Kalionis, T Y Khong, K S Kolahi, R Lim, S Liong, T K Morgan, K Motomura, H N Peiris, R A Pelekanos, E Pelzer, A Shafiee, G E Lash, D Natale
Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialised topics. At the 2015 IFPA annual meeting there were 12 themed workshops, three of which are summarized in this report. These workshops related to various aspects of placental biology and collectively covered areas of obesity and the placenta, stem cells of the feto-maternal interface, and placental immunobiology and infection.
August 2, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497146/expression-and-correlation-of-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-and-insulin-signal-transduction-and-glucose-transporter-proteins-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-placental-tissue
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Bao Zhang, Zhen Jin, Lei Sun, Yang Zheng, Jiexuan Jiang, Chong Feng, Yue Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the probable pathogenesis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) by analyzing the correlation between sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) secreted by the placenta during pregnancy and insulin signaling components and glucose transporter proteins (GLUTs) in the placental tissue. DESIGN AND METHODS: Placental tissue was collected from full-term and non-obese [body mass index <25kg/m(2)] pregnant women; 10 diagnosed with GDM and 10 with normal pregnancy...
September 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340502/ppargc1%C3%AE-gene-dna-methylation-variations-in-human-placenta-mediate-the-link-between-maternal-hyperglycemia-and-leptin-levels-in-newborns
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Sandra Côté, Valérie Gagné-Ouellet, Simon-Pierre Guay, Catherine Allard, Andrée-Anne Houde, Patrice Perron, Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, Daniel Gaudet, Renée Guérin, Diane Brisson, Marie-France Hivert, Luigi Bouchard
BACKGROUND: Children exposed to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at a higher risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes. This susceptibility might involve brown adipose tissue (BAT), which is suspected to protect against obesity. The objective of this study is to assess whether fetal exposure to maternal hyperglycemia is associated with DNA methylation variations in genes involved in BAT genesis and activation. METHODS: DNA methylation levels at the PRDM16, BMP7, CTBP2, and PPARGC1α gene loci were measured in placenta samples using bisulfite pyrosequencing in E-21 (n = 133; 33 cases of GDM) and the HumanMethylation450 array in Gen3G (n = 172, all from non-diabetic women) birth cohorts...
2016: Clinical Epigenetics
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