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Chandni V Jain, Philip Jessmon, Brian A Kilburn, Meritxell Jodar, Edward Sendler, Stephen A Krawetz, D Randall Armant
INTRODUCTION: The growth factor HBEGF is upregulated post-transcriptionally in the low O2 environment of the human placenta during the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. We have examined the possible roles of HBEGF turnover and micro-RNA (miRNA) in its regulation by O2 in human first trimester trophoblast. METHODS: HTR-8/SVneo trophoblast cells were cultured at 2% or 20% O2. The cells were transfected with a dual luciferase reporter construct (psiCHECK-2) containing no insert (control), the HBEGF 3' untranslated region (3'UTR), or sub-regions of the 3'UTR, as well as with siRNA for DGCR8...
2016: PloS One
Simon H J Brown, Samuel R Eather, Dilys J Freeman, Barbara J Meyer, Todd W Mitchell
In preeclampsia, maternal insulin resistance leads to defective expansion of adipocytes, enhanced adipocyte lipolysis, up-regulation of very low density lipoprotein synthesis, maternal hypertriglyceridaemia and the potential for ectopic fat storage. Our aim was to quantitate and compare the total amount and type of lipid in placenta from pregnancies complicated with preeclampsia and healthy pregnancies. Quantitative lipid analysis of lipid extracts from full thickness placental biopsies was carried out by shotgun lipidomics...
2016: PloS One
Adjimon Gatien Lokossou, Chirine Toufaily, Amandine Vargas, Benoit Barbeau
Human primary villous cytotrophoblasts are a very useful source of primary cells to study placental functions and regulatory mechanisms, and to comprehend diseases related to pregnancy. In this protocol, human primary villous cytotrophoblasts freshly isolated from placentas through a standard DNase/trypsin protocol are microporated with small interfering RNA (siRNA). This approach provided greater efficiency for siRNA transfection when compared to a lipofection-based method. Transfected cells can subsequently be analyzed by standard Western blot within a time frame of 3-4 days post-transfection...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
M Massimiani, S Salvi, D Piccirilli, L Vecchione, S Moresi, S Ferrazzani, H Stuhlmann, L Campagnolo
INTRODUCTION: Placental development requires invasion and differentiation of trophoblast cells, together with coordinated fetal vasculogenesis and maternal vascular remodeling. During placental development, extravillous cytotrophoblasts invade the uterine spiral arteries of the decidua and myometrium. These invasive cytotrophoblasts replace the endothelial layer of the maternal spiral arteries, transforming them from high-resistance vessels into large-caliber capacitance vessels capable of adequately nourishing the fetus...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Chiara Civardi, Jan Van den Bulcke, Mark Schubert, Elisabeth Michel, Maria Isabel Butron, Matthieu N Boone, Manuel Dierick, Joris Van Acker, Peter Wick, Francis W M R Schwarze
The North American wood decking market mostly relies on easily treatable Southern yellow pine (SYP), which is being impregnated with micronized copper (MC) wood preservatives since 2006. These formulations are composed of copper (Cu) carbonate particles (CuCO3·Cu(OH)2), with sizes ranging from 1 nm to 250 μm, according to manufacturers. MC-treated SYP wood is protected against decay by solubilized Cu2+ ions and unreacted CuCO3·Cu(OH)2 particles that successively release Cu2+ ions (reservoir effect). The wood species used for the European wood decking market differ from the North American SYP...
2016: PloS One
Zahra Heidari, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh Sagheb, Nadia Sheibak
Objective: Reports of increased level of Myeloperoxidase (MPO) in plasma and placental extracts of Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) has been proposed that MPO may have an important role in this pregnancy complication. In present study immunohistochemical MPO expression was investigated in placental samples of SLE women compared with normal controls. Materials and methods: Ten patients with SLE were recruited as case group. Control group was selected from mothers with normal uncomplicated pregnancies. A monoclonal antibody specific for MPO was used for immunohistochemical staining and then the staining was quantified and differences between groups were compared using Mann-Whitney U test...
June 2016: Journal of Family & Reproductive Health
Camilo Mejia, Josh Lewis, Clinton Jordan, Juan Mejia, Connor Ogden, Troy Monson, Duane Winden, Marc Watson, Paul R Reynolds, Juan A Arroyo
Cigarette smoke is known to be a risk for the development of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Our objective was to assess the effects of secondhand smoke (SHS) during pregnancy and to what extent it regulates the activation of mTOR family members and murine trophoblast invasion. Mice were treated to SHS for 4 days. Placental and fetal weights were recorded at the time of necropsy. Immunohistochemistry was used to determine the level of placental trophoblast invasion. Western blots were utilized to assess the activation of caspase 3, XIAP, mTOR, p70 and 4EBP1 in treated and control placental lysates...
September 9, 2016: Cell and Tissue Research
Asako Mori, Hirotaka Nishi, Toru Sasaki, Yuzo Nagamitsu, Rie Kawaguchi, Aikou Okamoto, Masahiko Kuroda, Keiichi Isaka
INTRODUCTION: Hypoxia occurs in the first trimester of placental development and is implicated in the regulation of trophoblast differentiation. Prolonged hypoxic conditions in the placenta are related to the development of preeclampsia. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding, single-stranded RNAs that modulate gene expression by targeting messenger RNA. We hypothesized that, under hypoxic conditions, trophoblasts may have a unique miRNA profile that may play a critical role in placental development...
September 2016: Placenta
Nhat-Thang Tran, Valerie Amarger, Aurelie Bourdon, Emilie Misbert, Isabelle Grit, Norbert Winer, Dominique Darmaun
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of maternal citrulline supplementation on fetal growth and placental efficiency in a rat model of IUGR induced by maternal protein restriction. METHODS: Pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to three groups: NP (receiving a control 20% protein diet), LP (a 4% protein diet), or LP-CIT (an LP diet along with L-citrulline, 2 g/kg/d in drinking water). On the 15(th) and 21(st) day of gestation (GD15 and GD21, respectively), dams underwent a C-section, by which fetuses and placentas were extracted...
August 30, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Fang Jiao, Dan Zhang, Mengqi Jiang, Jia Mi, Xianbing Liu, Haixia Zhang, Zhengping Hu, Xiaoyan Xu, Xuemei Hu
: Toxoplasma gondii is a ubiquitous, obligate intracellular parasite capable of crossing the placental barrier and causing spontaneous abortion, preterm labor, or significant disease in the surviving neonate. To better understand molecular mechanisms underlying abnormal pregnancy outcomes caused by T. gondii, placental proteins extracted from T. gondii-infected and -uninfected mice were comparatively analyzed using label-free liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. Significant difference was observed in the expression of 58 out of 792 proteins in infected placentas (p<0...
August 25, 2016: Journal of Proteomics
Marina Ayres Pereira, Thomas Mandel Clausen, Caroline Pehrson, Yang Mao, Mafalda Resende, Mads Daugaard, Anders Riis Kristensen, Charlotte Spliid, Line Mathiesen, Lisbeth E Knudsen, Peter Damm, Thor G Theander, Stefan R Hansson, Morten A Nielsen, Ali Salanti
During placental malaria, Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes sequester in the placenta, causing health problems for both the mother and fetus. The specific adherence is mediated by the VAR2CSA protein, which binds to placental chondroitin sulfate (CS) on chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) in the placental syncytium. However, the identity of the CSPG core protein and the cellular impact of the interaction have remain elusive. In this study we identified the specific CSPG core protein to which the CS is attached, and characterized its exact placental location...
August 2016: PLoS Pathogens
A Dimirov, T Garnizov, V Zlatkov, B Frundeva, A Masseva
Conservative management of placenta accrete consists in leaving the entire placenta accreta in situ after vaginal delivery of the fetus. This behavior requires active monitoring the vital signs of mother, genital status and paraclinical indicators for an extended period after birth. Monitoring is suspended after full absorption of the placenta. The success of the conservative approach depends on: the adopted protocol formanagement of placenta accreta, whether the diagnosis is known before birth, the possible of application techniques, reducing blood flow to the uterus, keeping the placental period and others...
2016: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
A L Nadkevich, L S Babinets
The expediency of application homeosyniatry by preparations of Traumel S and Placenta Compositum after the offered chart in relation to a complex with classic acupuncture and in relation to the group of the generally accepted treatment has been proved in complex treatment patients with reflex syndromes of lumbar osteochondrosis. A similar conclusion was done after the statistically reliable (P < 0.05) dynamics of parameters of endogenous intoxication, liperoxydation and antioxydant systems of the protection (by the level of katalase, superoxyddismutase, SH-groups, ceruloplasmine)...
October 2015: Likars'ka Sprava
Linda M Ernst, Rebecca L Linn, Lucy Minturn, Emily S Miller
BACKGROUND: The pathology that underlies morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) is poorly understood. The objective of this study was to describe the placental pathology, especially implantation site pathology, associated with MAP. METHODS: This was a single institution, retrospective case-control study design examining placentas of patients who delivered between January 2008 and September 2013. MAP cases were defined by the need for clinical intervention at delivery beyond spontaneous placental delivery or simple manual extraction of the placenta...
July 21, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
Samantha Sheller, John Papaconstantinou, Rheanna Urrabaz-Garza, Lauren Richardson, George Saade, Carlos Salomon, Ramkumar Menon
At term, the signals of fetal maturity and feto-placental tissue aging prompt uterine readiness for delivery by transitioning quiescent myometrium to an active stage. It is still unclear how the signals reach the distant myometrium. Exosomes are a specific type of extracellular vesicle (EVs) that transport molecular signals between cells, and are released from a wide range of cells, including the maternal and fetal cells. In this study, we hypothesize that i) exosomes act as carriers of signals in utero-placental compartments and ii) exosomes reflect the physiologic status of the origin cells...
2016: PloS One
Stephen J Sheinkopf, Giulia Righi, Carmen J Marsit, Barry M Lester
Epigenetic mechanisms regulating expression of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) promoter may influence behavioral and biological aspects of stress response in human infants. Acoustic features of infant crying are an indicator of neurobehavioral and neurological status not yet investigated in relation to epigenetic mechanisms. We examined NR3C1 methylation in placental tissue from a series of 120 healthy newborn infants in relation to a detailed set of acoustic features extracted from newborn infant cries...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Yong Wook Jung, Sung Shin Shim, Ji Eun Park, Se Ra Sung, Sung Han Shim, Hea Ree Park, Dong Hyun Cha
OBJECTIVE: The amniotic fluid (AF) contains cell-free RNAs (cfRNAs), which are considered to reflect the fetal status in utero. However, there are limited numbers of data to examine the AF cell-free transcriptome because amniocentesis is an invasive procedure. In this study, the AF transcriptome expressed during the euploid mid-trimester of pregnancy was characterized. STUDY DESIGN: Fourteen AF samples were collected. RNA was extracted from AF supernatant, hybridized to Affymetrix GeneChip Human arrays, and the transcriptome was analyzed by using the DAVID toolkit...
August 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Jinxia Ai, Xuesong Wang, Lijun Gao, Wei Xia, Mingcheng Li, Guangxin Yuan, Jiamu Niu, Lihua Zhang
The use of Fetus cervi, which is derived from the embryo and placenta of Cervus Nippon Temminck or Cervs elaphus Linnaeus, has been documented for a long time in China. There are abundant species of deer worldwide. Those recorded by China Pharmacopeia (2010 edition) from all the species were either authentic or adulterants/counterfeits. Identification of their origins or authenticity became a key in the preparation of the authentic products. The traditional SDS alkaline lysis and salt-outing methods were modified to extract mt DNA and genomic DNA from fresh and dry Fetus cervi in addition to Fetus from false animals, respectively...
June 1, 2016: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
Md Arifur Rahman, Md Mahbub Alam, Md Aminul Islam, A K Fazlul Haque Bhuiyan, A K M Anisur Rahman
The objective of this study was to know the herd and animal level prevalence of Q fever in domestic ruminants in some selected districts in Bangladesh. Randomly collected 111 bulk milk and 94 sera samples of cattle, sheep, and goats were tested by indirect ELISA (iELISA). DNA extracted from 23 aborted fetal membranes was analyzed by real time (rt) PCR. The positive cut-off value of iELISA in bulk milk and individual animal sera was ≥30% and ≥40%, respectively. The overall herd level prevalence of Q fever in dairy cattle was 15...
2016: Veterinary Medicine International
Sarah G Benevenuto, Marlise D Domenico, Marco Antônio G Martins, Natália S Costa, Ana Rosa L de Souza, Jose L Costa, Marina F M Tavares, Marisa Dolhnikoff, Mariana Matera Veras
The prevalence of marijuana use among pregnant women is high. However, the effects on gestation and fetal development are not well known. Epidemiological and experimental studies present conflicting results because of the route of administration, dose, time of exposure, species used, and how Cannabis toxicity is tested (prepared extracts, specific components, or by pyrolysis). In this study, we experimentally investigated the effects of maternal inhalation of Cannabis sativa smoke representing as nearly as possible real world conditions of human marijuana use...
May 24, 2016: Toxicology
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