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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645023/maternal-serum-pfoa-concentration-and-dna-methylation-in-cord-blood-a-pilot-study
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Samantha L Kingsley, Karl T Kelsey, Rondi Butler, Aimin Chen, Melissa N Eliot, Megan E Romano, Andres Houseman, Devin C Koestler, Bruce P Lanphear, Kimberly Yolton, Joseph M Braun
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a perfluoroalkyl substance, is commonly detected in the serum of pregnant women and may impact fetal development via epigenetic re-programming. In a pilot study, we explored associations between serum PFOA concentrations during pregnancy and offspring peripheral leukocyte DNA methylation at delivery in women with high (n = 22, range: 12-26ng/mL) and low (n = 22, range: 1.1-3.1ng/mL) PFOA concentrations. After adjusting for cell type, child sex, and income, we did not find differences in CpG methylation in the two exposure groups that reached epigenome-wide significance...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643773/a-cdc42-rhoa-regulatory-circuit-downstream-of-glycoprotein-ib-guides-transendothelial-platelet-biogenesis
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Sebastian Dütting, Frederique Gaits-Iacovoni, David Stegner, Michael Popp, Adrien Antkowiak, Judith M M van Eeuwijk, Paquita Nurden, Simon Stritt, Tobias Heib, Katja Aurbach, Oguzhan Angay, Deya Cherpokova, Niels Heinz, Ayesha A Baig, Maximilian G Gorelashvili, Frank Gerner, Katrin G Heinze, Jerry Ware, Georg Krohne, Zaverio M Ruggeri, Alan T Nurden, Harald Schulze, Ute Modlich, Irina Pleines, Cord Brakebusch, Bernhard Nieswandt
Blood platelets are produced by large bone marrow (BM) precursor cells, megakaryocytes (MKs), which extend cytoplasmic protrusions (proplatelets) into BM sinusoids. The molecular cues that control MK polarization towards sinusoids and limit transendothelial crossing to proplatelets remain unknown. Here, we show that the small GTPases Cdc42 and RhoA act as a regulatory circuit downstream of the MK-specific mechanoreceptor GPIb to coordinate polarized transendothelial platelet biogenesis. Functional deficiency of either GPIb or Cdc42 impairs transendothelial proplatelet formation...
June 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643667/can-we-perform-a-prenatal-diagnosis-of-vasa-previa-to-improve-its-obstetrical-and-neonatal-outcomes
#3
E Nohuz, E Boulay, D Gallot, D Lemery, F Vendittelli
INTRODUCTION: Vasa previa (VP) is defined as a condition in which the fetal blood vessels, unsupported by the placenta or the umbilical cord, run through the membranes of the lower uterine segment. It is associated with a high risk of stillbirth by exsanguination. This study aimed to assess the clinical context of diagnosis of VP in order to elaborate a strategy for its prenatal diagnosis and to improve its obstetrical and neonatal outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This historical cohort study covered the period from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015...
April 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642653/clinical-application-of-a-drill-guide-template-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-severe-scoliosis
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Xin Li, Yaoshen Zhang, Qiang Zhang, Changsong Zhao, Kun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy and the effect of drill guide template for pedicle screw placement in severe scoliosis. METHOD: Eight patients with rigid scoliosis were enrolled, five males and three females, ranging from nine to 23 years old. A three-dimensional CT scan of the spine was performed and saved as a DICOM file type. The multi-level template was designed by Mimics software and manufactured according to the part of the most severe deformity. The drill template was placed on the corresponding vertebral surface...
March 2017: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642358/epcr-a-novel-marker-of-cultured-cord-blood-hscs
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Gaëlle H Martin, Christopher Y Park
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 22, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641780/associations-of-maternal-prenatal-smoking-with-umbilical-cord-blood-hormones-the-project-viva-cohort
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Abby F Fleisch, Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman, Lisa B Rokoff, Marie-France Hivert, Christos S Mantzoros, Emily Oken
BACKGROUND: Maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with low fetal growth and adverse cardiometabolic health in offspring. However, hormonal pathways underlying these associations are unclear. Therefore, we examined maternal smoking habits and umbilical cord blood hormone profiles in a large, prospective cohort. METHODS: We studied 978 mother/infant pairs in Project Viva, a Boston-area cohort recruited 1999-2002. We categorized mothers as early pregnancy smokers, former smokers, or never smokers...
July 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641656/-effect-of-human-umbilical-cord-blood-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-the-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-leukemic-cells-and-its-mechanism
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Ming-Ying Li, Chun-Ting Zhao, Bo-Li Cui, Shao-Ling Wu, Xiao-Dan Liu, Zhan Su, Tian-Lan Li, Ling-Jie Sun, Wei Wang, Xiao-Yan Ju
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells(HUCMSC) on the leukemic cell line HL-60 and acute lymphoblastic leukemia cell line Jurkat as well as the role of CXCL12/CXCR4. METHODS: HL-60 cells and Jurkat cells were co-cultured with human umbilical cord blood mesenchymal stem cell (HUCMSC), and the model was treated with G-CSF, AMD3100 and their combination. The cell viability and cell cycle were measured by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8), the apoptosis and the cell-cycle analysis were assessed by flow cytometry with the Annexin V/PI double staining...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641614/-effect-of-microrna-214-on-migration-of-cord-blood-cd34-cells-induced-by-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Jing Ming, Jian Wang, Xu Ye, Hui Xu, Xing-Bing Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible effect of MicroRNA-214 (miR-214) on migration of umbilical cord blood CD34(+) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells induced by BM-MSC. METHODS: After transfection of the inhibitor or mimic of miR-214, the cultured supernatant of BM-MSC were collected respectively. The expression of miR-214 in BM-MSC was detected by real time quantitative PCR, the effect of supernatant on CD34(+) cell migration was evaluated by chemotaxis assays...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641096/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-sickle-cell-anemia-the-changing-landscape
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Adetola A Kassim, Deva Sharma
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only curative therapy for sickle cell disease (SCD); however, its use is limited by lack of suitable human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-matched donors and decreased application in older patients with significant morbidity. Myeloablative, HLA-identical sibling transplantation in children with SCD offers excellent long-term survival, with overall and event-free survival rates of 95% and 92%, respectively. However, the risk of graft-versus-host-disease, infections, infertility, and other long-term transplant complications, further limits its widespread use...
June 15, 2017: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640846/endothelial-angiogenesis-is-directed-by-runx1t1-regulated-vegfa-bmp4-and-tgf-%C3%AE-2-expression
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Ko-Hsun Liao, Shing-Jyh Chang, Hsin-Chuan Chang, Chen-Li Chien, Tse-Shun Huang, Te-Chia Feng, Wen-Wei Lin, Chuan-Chi Shih, Muh-Hwa Yang, Shung-Haur Yang, Chi-Hung Lin, Wei-Lun Hwang, Oscar K Lee
Tissue angiogenesis is intimately regulated during embryogenesis and postnatal development. Defected angiogenesis contributes to aberrant development and is the main complication associated with ischemia-related diseases. We previously identified the increased expression of RUNX1T1 in umbilical cord blood-derived endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) by gene expression microarray. However, the biological relevance of RUNX1T1 in endothelial lineage is not defined clearly. Here, we demonstrate RUNX1T1 regulates the survival, motility and tube forming capability of ECFCs and EA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640520/helicobacter-pylori-seropositivity-and-childhood-neurodevelopment-the-rhea-birth-cohort-in-crete-greece
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Marianna Karachaliou, Leda Chatzi, Angelika Michel, Andriani Kyriklaki, Mariza Kampouri, Katerina Koutra, Theano Roumeliotaki, Georgia Chalkiadaki, Eftichia Stiakaki, Michael Pawlita, Tim Waterboer, Manolis Kogevinas, Silvia de Sanjose
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence exists on the association between exposure to Helicobacter pylori infection early in life, including fetal life, and neurodevelopment in childhood. METHODS: We used prospective data on 352 mother-child pairs and cross-sectional data on 674 children to assess the association of maternal and child's H. pylori seropositivity correspondingly on child's neurodevelopment at age four in the Rhea birth cohort in Crete, Greece. Blood levels of immunoglobulin G antibodies to 12 H...
June 22, 2017: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638995/transport-of-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-preterm-infant-plasma-is-dominated-by-phosphatidylcholine
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Wolfgang Bernhard, Christoph Maas, Anna Shunova, Michaela Mathes, Katrin Böckmann, Christine Bleeker, Julia Vek, Christian F Poets, Erwin Schleicher, Axel R Franz
BACKGROUND: Docosahexaenoic (C22:6) and arachidonic (C20:4) acids are long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFA) essential to neonatal development, being present in the glycerophospholipids of all organs, particularly the brain. In plasma, LC-PUFAs are mainly present in lipoprotein lipids, which are neutral lipids (triglycerides and cholesterol esters) and glycerophospholipids, like choline containing phosphatidylcholine (PC). PURPOSE: To guide future supplementation strategies of C22:6 and C20:4 in combination with choline, we determined the distribution of C20:4 and C22:6 between PC and neutral lipid...
June 20, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638735/maternal-microchimerism-is-prevalent-in-cord-blood-in-memory-t-cells-and-other-cell-subsets-and-persists-post-transplant
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Sami B Kanaan, Hilary S Gammill, Whitney E Harrington, Stephen C De Rosa, Philip A Stevenson, Alexandra M Forsyth, Judy Allen, Emma Cousin, Koen van Besien, Colleen S Delaney, J Lee Nelson
Among reported advantages of umbilical cord blood (CB) in transplantation is lower leukemia relapse probability. Underlying cellular mechanisms of graft-vs.-leukemia (GVL) are thought to include a prominent role for T cells. Cells of the CB's mother, maternal microchimerism (MMc), were recently strongly, but indirectly, implicated in this GVL benefit. We assayed MMc directly and hypothesized benefit accrues from CB maternal T cells. MMc was quantified in 51 CBs and, within memory T, naïve T, B, NK cells, and monocytes in 27 CBs...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638306/effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-maternal-fetal-transfer-of-preoperative-cefazolin-at-cesarean-section
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Stephanie McKenney Groff, Wareef Fallatah, Samuel Yang, Jamie Murphy, Christopher Crutchfield, Mark Marzinke, Joanne Kurtzberg, Carlton K K Lee, Irina Burd, Azadeh Farzin
OBJECTIVES: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends a single dose of antibiotic prophylaxis before all cesarean sections (C/S). This recommendation is based on pharmacokinetic studies that include only non-obese patients. We sought to evaluate 1) cefazolin plasma concentrations among obese and non-obese patients after administration of a 2-g cefazolin dose for prevention of surgical wound infections, and 2) whether cefazolin concentration in fetal circulation may be protective against pathogens that cause early onset neonatal sepsis...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637888/maternal-bmi-and-glycemia-impact-the-fetal-metabolome
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William L Lowe, James R Bain, Michael Nodzenski, Anna C Reisetter, Michael J Muehlbauer, Robert D Stevens, Olga R Ilkayeva, Lynn P Lowe, Boyd E Metzger, Christopher B Newgard, Denise M Scholtens
OBJECTIVE: We used targeted metabolomics to determine associations of maternal BMI and glucose levels with cord blood metabolites and associations of cord blood metabolites with newborn birth weight and adiposity in mother-offspring dyads. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Targeted metabolomic assays were performed on cord blood serum samples from European ancestry, Afro-Caribbean, Thai, and Mexican American newborns (400 from each ancestry group) whose mothers participated in the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome (HAPO) Study and who had anthropometric measurements at birth...
July 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637512/single-or-double-unit-ucbt-following-ric-in-adults-with-al-a-report-from-eurocord-the-alwp-and-the-ctiwp-of-the-ebmt
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Frédéric Baron, Annalisa Ruggeri, Eric Beohou, Myriam Labopin, Mohamad Mohty, Didier Blaise, Jan J Cornelissen, Patrice Chevallier, Guillermo Sanz, Eefke Petersen, Bipin N Savani, Eliane Gluckman, Arnon Nagler
BACKGROUND: The feasibility of cord blood transplantation (CBT) in adults is limited by the relatively low number of hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells contained in one single CB unit. The infusion of two CB units from different partially HLA-matched donors (double CBT) is frequently performed in patients who lack a sufficiently rich single CB unit. METHODS: We compared CBT outcomes in patients given single or double CBT following reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) in a retrospective multicenter registry-based study...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
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/28634857/computational-modelling-of-cancer-development-and-growth-modelling-at-multiple-scales-and-multiscale-modelling
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Zuzanna Szymańska, Maciej Cytowski, Elaine Mitchell, Cicely K Macnamara, Mark A J Chaplain
In this paper, we present two mathematical models related to different aspects and scales of cancer growth. The first model is a stochastic spatiotemporal model of both a synthetic gene regulatory network (the example of a three-gene repressilator is given) and an actual gene regulatory network, the NF-[Formula: see text]B pathway. The second model is a force-based individual-based model of the development of a solid avascular tumour with specific application to tumour cords, i.e. a mass of cancer cells growing around a central blood vessel...
June 20, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633556/oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-newborns-born-to-mothers-with-hyperglycemia-%C3%A2-a-prospective-cohort-study
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K Dulasi Durga, B Adhisivam, G Vidya, B Vishnu Bhat, Bobby Zachariahc, Chand Parkashd
BACKGROUND: Hyperglycemic mothers have increased oxidative stress during pregnancy which can adversely affect the outcome in their neonates Objectives: To measure the oxidative stress and DNA damage in newborns born to mothers with hyperglycemia and correlate their immediate outcome with the amount of oxidative stress and DNA damage. METHODS: This prospective cohort study conducted in a tertiary care teaching hospital, south India included 3 groups - newborns born to pregestational diabetic mothers (PGDM), gestational diabetic mothers (GDM) and euglycemic mothers with 24 newborns in each...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632434/screening-for-celiac-disease-by-endomysial-antibodies-in-patients-with-unexplained-hypertransaminasaemia
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Mariam Ghozzi, Mohamed Ali Ben Salem, Fatma Mbarki, Ali Jmaa, Azza Baccouch, Nabil Sakly, Elhem Ben Jazia, Ibtissem Ghedira
OBJECTIVE: To do a serological screening for celiac disease in patients with unexplained liver cytolysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with liver cytolysis without known aetiology were studied. Endomysial antibodies were determined by indirect immunofluorescence on human umbilical cord. Two thousand and five hundred blood donors served as control group. For statistical analysis, we used Chi-square or Fisher's exact test. RESULTS: The frequency of IgA endomysial antibodies in our patients was significantly higher than in the control group (8...
June 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
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