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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913585/the-influence-of-placental-metabolism-on-fatty-acid-transfer-to-the-fetus
#1
Simone Perazzolo, Birgit Hirschmugl, Christian Wadsack, Gernot Desoye, Rohan M Lewis, Bram G Sengers
The factors determining Fatty acid transfer across the placenta are not fully understood. This study used a combined experimental and computational modelling approach to explore placental transfer of non-esterified fatty acids and identify rate-determining processes. The isolated perfused human placenta was used to study the uptake and transfer of [(13)C]-fatty acids and the release of endogenous fatty acids. Only 6.2 ± 0.8% of the maternal (13)C-fatty acids taken up by the placenta was delivered to the fetal circulation...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904034/regulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-gene-expression-in-cultured-human-fetal-membrane-cells-by-influenza-virus-infection
#2
Noboru Uchide, Kyoko Obatake, Rie Yamada, Hidetaka Sadanari, Keiko Matsubara, Tsugiya Murayama, Kunio Ohyama
In order to understand a possible etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with intrauterine influenza virus infection, we examined the effect of influenza virus infection on gene expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in cultured amnion epithelial, amnion mesenchymal and chorion trophoblast cells prepared from human fetal membrane tissues by gelatin zymography, Western blotting and reverse transcriptase-PCR. The cells were infected with influenza A (H1N1) virus. The levels of pro-MMP-9 activity in culture supernatants of three types of cells were increased during the period of 24-48 h after the virus infection as compared to those of mock infection...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898936/nutrient-transporters-in-bovine-uteroplacental-tissues-on-days-sixteen-to-fifty-of-gestation
#3
M S Crouse, K J McLean, M R Crosswhite, L P Reynolds, C R Dahlen, B W Neville, P P Borowicz, J S Caton
During early gestation, nutrients are transported to the developing embryo via transporters in the uterine endometrium and chorioallantois. In the present study, we examined glucose transporters and and the cationic AA transporters , , and to test the hypotheses that 1) relative mRNA expression of transporters would be different among uteroplacental tissue type as gestation progresses and 2) concentrations of glucose and cationic AA would be different among target sites (placental compartments, serum, and histotrophic) and days of gestation...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898863/rapid-communication-expression-of-an-endogenous-retroviral-element-during-early-gestation-in-beef-heifers
#4
K J McLean, M S Crouse, M R Crosswhite, D N Black, C R Dahlen, P P Borowicz, L P Reynolds, A K Ward, B W Neville, J S Caton
Endogenous retroviral gene elements have been implicated in development and formation of the feto-maternal interface. A variant of the syncytin endogenous retroviral envelope gene family, , was recently found in ruminants. We hypothesized that mRNA would be differentially expressed in utero-placental tissues and would fluctuate during key time points of early gestation in beef heifers. Commercial Angus crossbred heifers ( = 46; ∼15 mo of age; BW = 362.3 ± 34.7kg) housed in 6-animal pens were fed daily with native grass hay and supplemented with cracked corn to gain 0...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898848/rapid-communication-isolation-of-glucose-transporters-and-in-bovine-uteroplacental-tissues-from-days-16-to-50-of-gestation
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M S Crouse, J S Caton, K J McLean, P P Borowicz, L P Reynolds, C R Dahlen, B W Neville, A K Ward
Glucose transporter solute carrier family 2 member 14 () is a duplicon of glucose transporter solute carrier family 2 member 3 () with a 95% shared homology to and has not previously been isolated in ruminant uteroplacental tissues. The transporter has been previously isolated in Holstein heifer uterine epithelium but not in ovine epithelium. We hypothesized that and its duplicon would be found in bovine uteroplacental tissues and that maternal nutrition and day of gestation would impact mRNA expression of and ...
October 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894883/incubation-relative-humidity-induces-renal-morphological-and-physiological-remodeling-in-the-embryo-of-the-chicken-gallus-gallus-domesticus
#6
Greta Bolin, Benjamin Dubansky, Warren W Burggren
The metanephric kidneys of the chicken embryo, along with the chorioallantoic membrane, process water and ions to maintain osmoregulatory homeostasis. We hypothesized that changes in relative humidity (RH) and thus osmotic conditions during embryogenesis would alter the developmental trajectory of embryonic kidney function. White leghorn chicken eggs were incubated at one of 25-30% relative humidity, 55-60% relative humidity, and 85-90% relative humidity. Embryos were sampled at days 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 to examine embryo and kidney mass, glomerular characteristics, body fluid osmolalities, hematological properties, and whole embryo oxygen consumption...
November 25, 2016: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886341/clinical-efficacy-of-therapeutic-intervention-for-subclinical-hypothyroidism-during-pregnancy
#7
R Ju, L Lin, Y Long, J Zhang, J Huang
This study explored the effects of levothyroxine (L-T4) replacement therapy on pregnancy outcomes in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH). We analyzed the effects on pregnancy outcomes with respect to gestational week when the desired thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level was reached as well as the length of time required to reach the target level during L-T4 treatment. This study enrolled 457 patients diagnosed with SCH upon initial thyroid function screening. Subjects were assigned to the treatment group (N = 184), and the control group (N = 273)...
November 21, 2016: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882603/establishment-and-characterization-of-a-cell-population-derived-from-a-dentigerous-cyst
#8
Marcos A Muñiz-Lino, Mariana Rodríguez-Vázquez, Bibiana Chávez-Munguía, Josué Z Ortiz-García, Lorena González-López, Fidel C Hernández-Hernández, Carlos Licéaga-Escalera, Alejandro García-Muñoz, Mario A Rodríguez
BACKGROUND: Dentigerous cyst occurs in approximately 20% of jaw cysts, being the second major common odontogenic cyst, after radicular cyst. This oral lesion has the ability to destroy maxillary bones and could be the origin of several odontogenic tumors. However, molecules implicated in its pathogenesis as well as those involved in its neoplastic transformation remain unknown. Here, we established a cell population derived from a dentigerous cyst as an in vitro model for the study of this oral lesion...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878783/prediction-of-significant-hyperbilirubinemia-in-term-neonates-by-early-non-invasive-bilirubin-measurement
#9
Manish Jain, Akash Bang, Anju Tiwari, Shuchi Jain
BACKGROUND: Neonatal jaundice is a common problem. We evaluated the utility and best cut-off values of 24-and 48-hour transcutaneous bilirubin indices (TcBI) in predicting subsequent significant hyperbilirubinemia and evaluated various associated maternal and fetal risk factors. METHODS: TcBI at 24 and 48 hours and serum bilirubin levels at 72 hours of age were obtained for healthy, term, appropriate for gestational age neonates. Neonates with prematurity, birth weight <2500 g, ABO or Rh incompatibility, onset of clinical jaundice <24 hours, clinical suspicion of septicemia, positive pressure ventilation at birth, admission in neonatal intensive care unit and contraindications for BiliChek were excluded...
November 23, 2016: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875365/clear-cell-papulosis-report-of-a-case-with-unique-clinical-and-histologic-findings
#10
Josie Eiras Bisi Dos Santos, Mario Fernando Ribeiro de Miranda
Clear cell papulosis is a rare, self-limited, benign disease of early childhood, characterized by white macules and flat papules over the milk line. Histopathologically, it is characterized by scattered clear cells throughout the basal and/or suprabasal epidermal layers, which-as clear cells of Toker of the nipple do-typically express cytokeratin 7. They also exhibit other markers expected for adenoid differentiation, such as low-molecular weight cytokeratins, carcinoembryonic antigen, epithelial membrane antigen, and mucin...
December 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871459/morphology-histochemistry-and-glycosylation-of-the-placenta-and-associated-tissues-in-the-european-hedgehog-erinaceus-europaeus
#11
Carolyn J P Jones, A M Carter, W R Allen, Sandra A Wilsher
INTRODUCTION: There are few descriptions of the placenta and associated tissues of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) and here we present findings on a near-term pregnant specimen. METHODS: Tissues were examined grossly and then formalin fixed and wax-embedded for histology and immunocytochemistry (cytokeratin) and resin embedded for lectin histochemistry. RESULTS: Each of four well-developed and near term hoglets displayed a discoid, haemochorial placenta with typical labyrinth and spongy zones...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870156/combinations-and-loads-of-bacteria-affect-the-cytokine-production-by-fetal-membranes-an-in-vitro-study
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Nathalia Mayumi Noda-Nicolau, Jossimara Polettini, Morgan R Peltier, Márcia Guimarães da Silva, Ramkumar Menon
PROBLEM: The polybacterial invasion and inflammation of the amniotic cavity is a common scenario in PTB, and then, we analyzed the cytokine production by human fetal membranes to better understand the host response to polybacterial infections. METHOD OF STUDY: Fetal membranes were treated by heat-inactivated genital mycoplasmas and Gardnerella vaginalis at 10(3) or 10(6) colony/color-forming units/mL alone or in combination. Cytokines/receptors were measured in the medium by immunoassays...
December 2016: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864307/pancreatic-beta-cells-express-the-fetal-islet-hormone-gastrin-in-rodent-and-human-diabetes
#13
Tehila Dahan, Oren Ziv, Elad Horwitz, Hai Zemmour, Judith Lavi, Avital Swisa, Gil Leibowitz, Frances M Ashcroft, Peter In't Veld, Benjamin Glaser, Yuval Dor
Beta-cell failure in type 2 diabetes (T2D) was recently proposed to involve dedifferentiation of beta-cells and ectopic expression of other islet hormones, including somatostatin and glucagon. Here we show that gastrin, a stomach hormone typically expressed in the pancreas only during embryogenesis, is expressed in islets of diabetic rodents and humans with T2D. While in mice gastrin is expressed insulin+ cells, in humans with T2D gastrin expression occurs in both insulin+ and somatostatin+ cells. Genetic lineage tracing in mice indicates that gastrin expression is turned on in a subset of differentiated beta-cells following exposure to severe hyperglycemia...
November 18, 2016: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863107/heterogeneity-of-glycometabolism-in-patients-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
#14
Yan Yan, Zhou Liu, Daqing Liu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the glycometabolism and outcomes of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) patients according to the International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Group (IADPSG) criteria in China. METHODS: According to the results of a 75-g OGTT, 1683 pregnant women were divided into three groups: an increment GDM group (patients meet the IADPSG criteria but not the previous Chinese criteria), a stock GDM group (patients meet both criteria), and a normal glucose tolerance (NGT) group...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855117/comparison-of-the-duo-of-insulin-like-growth-factor-binding-protein-1-alpha-fetoprotein-amnioquick-duo-%C3%A2-and-traditional-clinical-assessment-for-diagnosing-premature-rupture-of-fetal-membranes
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George Uchenna Eleje, Euzebus Chinonye Ezugwu, Ahizechukwu Chigoziem Eke, Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ikechebelu, Chukwudi Celestine Obiora, Nnabuike Okechukwu Ojiegbe, Ifeanyichukwu Uzoma Ezebialu, Chukwuemeka Okwudili Ezeama, Betrand Obi Nwosu, Gerald Okanandu Udigwe, Charles Ikechukwu Okafor, Frank Okechukwu Ezugwu
PURPOSE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of insulin-like growth factor binding protein-1/alpha fetoprotein (Amnioquick duo+®) compared with traditional clinical assessment (TCA) of nitrazine, ferning and pooling for the diagnosis of prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM). METHODS: A double-blinded, multicenter clinical study was conducted between February 2015 and August 2015 among pregnant women presenting with symptoms or features suggestive of PROM between 24 and 42 weeks gestation...
November 17, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852920/thrombin-induced-inflammation-in-human-decidual-cells-is-not-affected-by-heparin
#16
Michael P Smrtka, Liping Feng, Amy P Murtha, Chad A Grotegut
OBJECTIVE: Thrombin (Thr) generation at the uteroplacental interface induces inflammation and weakens fetal membranes. Tissue factor (TF) is a powerful procoagulant that is increased by Thr in decidual cells (DCs). The TF expression may play an important role in modulating Thr-induced inflammation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of heparin, including nonanticoagulant (desulfated) heparins, on basal and Thr-induced expression of TF and inflammatory cytokines in DCs...
November 16, 2016: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851958/alternative-splicing-of-four-trafficking-genes-regulates-myofiber-structure-and-skeletal-muscle-physiology
#17
Jimena Giudice, James A Loehr, George G Rodney, Thomas A Cooper
During development, transcriptional and post-transcriptional networks are coordinately regulated to drive organ maturation. Alternative splicing contributes by producing temporal-specific protein isoforms. We previously found that genes undergoing splicing transitions during mouse postnatal heart development are enriched for vesicular trafficking and membrane dynamics functions. Here, we show that adult trafficking isoforms are also expressed in adult skeletal muscle and hypothesize that striated muscle utilizes alternative splicing to generate specific isoforms required for function of adult tissue...
November 15, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845690/characterization-of-the-cervical-mucus-plug-in-mares
#18
Shavahn Loux, Kirsten Scoggin, Mats Ht Troedsson, Edward L Squires, Barry A Ball
The cervical mucus plug (CMP) is believed to play an integral role in the maintenance of pregnancy in the mare, primarily by inhibiting microbial entry. Unfortunately, very little is known about its composition or origin. To determine the proteomic composition of the CMP, we collected CMPs from mares (n = 4) at 9 months of gestation, and proteins were subsequently analyzed by nano-LC-MS/MS. Results were searched against EquCab2.0, and proteomic pathways were predicted by Ingenuity Pathway Analysis. Histologic sections of the CMP were stained with H&E and PAS...
November 14, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836377/-prevention-of-spontaneous-preterm-birth-excluding-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-guidelines-for-clinical-practice%C3%A2-%C3%A2-text-of-the-guidelines-short-text
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L Sentilhes, M-V Sénat, P-Y Ancel, E Azria, G Benoist, J Blanc, G Brabant, F Bretelle, S Brun, M Doret, C Ducroux-Schouwey, A Evrard, G Kayem, E Maisonneuve, L Marcellin, S Marret, N Mottet, S Paysant, D Riethmuller, P Rozenberg, T Schmitz, H Torchin, B Langer
OBJECTIVES: To determine the measures to prevent spontaneous preterm birth (excluding preterm premature rupture of membranes)and its consequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: In France, premature birth concerns 60,000 neonates every year (7.4 %), half of them are delivered after spontaneous onset of labor...
November 8, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831903/calciprotein-particles-as-potential-etiologic-agents-of-idiopathic-preterm-birth
#20
Lydia L Shook, Catalin S Buhimschi, Antonette T Dulay, Megan E McCarthy, John T Hardy, Christina M Duzyj Buniak, Guomao Zhao, Irina A Buhimschi
Preterm birth (PTB) is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality and is often preceded by preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) without an identifiable cause. Pathological calcification, the deposition of hydroxyapatite (HA) in nonskeletal tissues, has been implicated in degenerative diseases including atherosclerosis and aneurism rupture. Among pathogenic mechanisms, the aberrant aggregation of HA into calciprotein particles (CPPs) and the HA-induced differentiation of mesenchymal cells into osteoblasts (ectopic osteogenesis) have been implicated...
November 9, 2016: Science Translational Medicine
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