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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069986/mechanisms-involved-in-porcine-early-embryo-survival-following-ethanol-exposure
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Florence Pagé-Larivière, Céline Campagna, Marc-André Sirard
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is still a cause of preventable birth defects and developmental disabilities. However, little is known about the impact of ethanol on preimplantation embryos and the molecular mechanisms involved. We aimed to determine the toxicogenomic impacts and the mechanisms involved in preimplantation embryonic survival following 0.2% ethanol exposure in porcine embryos. Gene expression changes were measured with a porcine embryo specific microarray and confirmed by RT-qPCR. Compared to control, ethanol exposure led to a 43% decrease in blastocyst rate and activated pathways associated with oxidative stress and nervous system damage, such as TP53 and TGF...
January 9, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068868/mir-26a-mediates-adipogenesis-of-amniotic-fluid-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-via-pten-cyclin-e1-and-cdk6
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Ourania Trohatou, Dimitra Zagoura, Nikos Orfanos, Kalliopi I Pappa, Evangelos Marinos, Nicholas Anagnou, Maria G Roubelakis
Recent findings indicate that microRNAs (miRNAs) are critical for the regulatory network of adipogenesis in human mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs). Fetal MSCs derived from amniotic fluid (AF-MSCs) represent a population of multipotent stem cells characterized by a wide range of differentiation properties that can be applied in cell-based therapies. In this study, miRNA microarray analysis was performed to assess miRNA expression in terminal differentiated AF-MSCs into adipocyte-like cells (AL cells). MiR-26a was identified in high expression levels in AL cells indicating a critical role in the process of adipogenesis...
January 9, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050331/placental-microrna-expression-is-not-altered-by-maternal-obesity-and-fetal-overgrowth
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Neda Ghaffari, Samuel Parry, Michal A Elovitz, Celeste P Durnwald
Objective The epigenetic mechanisms underlying fetal metabolic programming are poorly understood. We studied whether obesity is associated with alterations in placental miRNA expression. Study Design A cross-sectional study was performed, including (1) normal-weight women (BMI 20-24.9 kg/m(2)) and normal-birth-weight (BW) infants (2,700-3,500 g) (n = 20), (2) normal-weight and macrosomic infants (BW ≥ 4,000 g) (n = 10), (3) obese (BMI ≥ 35 kg/m(2)) and normal BW infants (n = 16), and (4) obese and macrosomic infants (n = 10)...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012457/identification-of-novel-genetic-markers-for-mouse-yolk-sac-cells-by-using-microarray-analyses
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Shinomi Yagi, Nobuyoshi Shiojiri
The mouse embryonic yolk sac consists of a visceral yolk sac (VYS) and parietal yolk sac (PYS), and may function as a materno-fetal exchange system for nutrients and wastes, and physical protector for the embryo/fetus. The present study was undertaken to characterize gene expression of the VYS and PYS endodermal cells, and to identify their novel genetic markers from microarray data. Apoa4, Lrp2, Fxyd2, Slc34a3 and Entpd2 were predominantly expressed in VYS epithelial cells. Gkn2 and Pga5 were selected as markers for PYS cells...
January 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003730/accumulation-of-cholesterol-and-increased-demand-for-zinc-in-serum-deprived-rpe-cells
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Sanghamitra Mishra, Katherine Peterson, Lili Yin, Alan Berger, Jianguo Fan, Graeme Wistow
PURPOSE: Having observed that confluent ARPE-19 cells (derived from human RPE) survive well in high-glucose serum-free medium (SFM) without further feeding for several days, we investigated the expression profile of RPE cells under the same conditions. METHODS: Expression profiles were examined with microarray and quantitative PCR (qPCR) analyses, followed by western blot analysis of key regulated proteins. The effects of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and zinc supplementation were examined with qPCR...
2016: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987592/drebrin-a-new-oncofetal-biomarker-associated-with-prognosis-of-lung-adenocarcinoma
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Shinji Iyama, Masao Ono, Hitomi Kawai-Nakahara, Ryan Edbert Husni, Tomoko Dai, Toshihiro Shiozawa, Akiko Sakata, Hirotsugu Kohrogi, Masayuki Noguchi
OBJECTIVES: With the aim of searching for novel oncofetal tumor biomarkers of lung adenocarcinoma other than carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), we developed a strategy involving monoclonal antibodies generated from embryonic tissue of miniature swine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using immunohistochemistry, we selected suitable hybridoma clones that were reactive against swine fetal lung but not adult lung using tissue microarray loading of human normal lung, lung cancer, and fetal and adult swine tissues...
December 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984613/-detection-of-a-fetus-with-paternally-derived-2q37-3-microdeletion-and-20p13p12-2-microduplication-using-whole-genome-microarray-technology
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Lin Zhang, Meihong Ren, Guining Song, Xuexia Liu, Jianliu Wang, Xiaohong Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To perform prenatal diagnosis for a fetus with multiple malformations. METHODS: The fetus was subjected to routine karyotyping and whole genome microarray analysis. The parents were subjected to high-resolution chromosome analysis. RESULTS: Fetal ultrasound at 28+4 weeks has indicated intrauterine growth restriction, left kidney agenesis, right kidney dysplasia, ventricular septal defect, and polyhydramnios. Chromosomal analysis showed that the fetus has a karyotype of 46,XY,der(2),der(20), t(2;20)(q37...
December 10, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917469/association-of-dysfunctional-synapse-defective-1-syde1-with-restricted-fetal-growth-syde1-regulates-placental-cell-migration-and-invasion
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Hsiao-Fan Lo, Ching-Yen Tsai, Chie-Pein Chen, Liang-Jie Wang, Yun-Shien Lee, Chia-Yu Chen, Chung-Tiang Liang, Mei-Leng Cheong, Hungwen Chen
The transcription factor glial cells missing 1 (GCM1) regulates trophoblast differentiation and function during placentation. Decreased GCM1 expression is associated with pre-eclampsia, suggesting that abnormal expression of GCM1 target genes may contribute to the pathogenesis of pregnancy complications. Here we identified a novel GCM1 target gene, synapse defective 1 (SYDE1), which encodes a RhoGAP that is highly expressed in human placenta, and demonstrated that SYDE1 promotes cytoskeletal remodelling and cell migration and invasion...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910945/thyroid-transcription-factor-1-distinguishes-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-from-its-mimics-and-supports-its-cell-origin-from-the-progenitor-cells-in-the-medial-ganglionic-eminence
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Jen-Fan Hang, Chih-Yi Hsu, Shih-Chieh Lin, Chih-Chun Wu, Han-Jui Lee, Donald Ming-Tak Ho
Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma is a benign brain tumor mostly associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. However, it may be misinterpreted as other high-grade brain tumors due to the presence of large tumor cells with conspicuous pleomorphism and occasional atypical features, such as tumor necrosis and endothelial proliferation. In this study, we first investigated thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) expression in a large series of subependymal giant cell astrocytomas and other histologic and locational mimics to validate the diagnostic utility of this marker...
December 2, 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889407/whole-cell-cancer-vaccines-induce-large-antibody-responses-to-carbohydrates-and-glycoproteins
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Li Xia, David S Schrump, Jeffrey C Gildersleeve
Whole-cell cancer vaccines are a promising strategy for treating cancer, but the characteristics of a favorable immune response are not fully understood. New insights could enable development of better vaccines, discovery of new antigens, and identification of biomarkers of efficacy. Using glyco-antigen microarrays, we demonstrate that GVAX Pancreas (a granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor-modified whole-cell tumor vaccine) induces large immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M responses to many antigens, including tumor-associated carbohydrates, blood group antigens, α-Gal, and bovine fetuin...
December 22, 2016: Cell Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863467/microarray-analysis-reveals-a-potential-role-of-lncrnas-expression-in-cardiac-cell-proliferation
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Jue Wang, Zhimin Geng, Jiakan Weng, Longjie Shen, Ming Li, Xueli Cai, Chengchao Sun, Maoping Chu
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs) have been identified to play important roles in epigenetic processes that underpin organogenesis. However, the role of LncRNAs in the regulation of transition from fetal to adult life of human heart has not been evaluated. METHODS: Immunofiuorescent staining was used to determine the extent of cardiac cell proliferation. Human LncRNA microarrays were applied to define gene expression signatures of the fetal (13-17 weeks of gestation, n = 4) and adult hearts (30-40 years old, n = 4)...
November 18, 2016: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862098/simvastatin-up-regulates-annexin-a10-that-can-inhibit-the-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-in-androgen-independent-human-prostate-cancer-cells
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Yoshiyuki Miyazawa, Yoshitaka Sekine, Haruo Kato, Yosuke Furuya, Hidekazu Koike, Kazuhiro Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Statins have recently been studied for their proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects. However, the exact mechanisms of their anticancer actions remain unclear. Using microarrays, we discovered up-regulation of annexin A10 (ANXA10) in PC-3 cells after simvastatin treatment. ANXA10 reportedly has antitumor effects. In this study, we evaluated the effects of simvastatin on ANXA10 signaling in androgen-independent prostate cancer cells. METHODS: PC-3, LNCaP-LA (which were derived from LNCaP cells and cultured in 10% charcoal-stripped fetal bovine serum for 3 months), and DU145 human prostate cancer cell lines were used...
November 8, 2016: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853526/recent-advances-in-prenatal-genetic-screening-and-testing
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Ignatia B Van den Veyver
The introduction of new technologies has dramatically changed the current practice of prenatal screening and testing for genetic abnormalities in the fetus. Expanded carrier screening panels and non-invasive cell-free fetal DNA-based screening for aneuploidy and single-gene disorders, and more recently for subchromosomal abnormalities, have been introduced into prenatal care. More recently introduced technologies such as chromosomal microarray analysis and whole-exome sequencing can diagnose more genetic conditions on samples obtained through amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, including many disorders that cannot be screened for non-invasively...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851901/exposure-to-ambient-ultrafine-particulate-matter-alters-the-expression-of-genes-in-primary-human-neurons
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Parrisa Solaimani, Arian Saffari, Constantinos Sioutas, Stephen C Bondy, Arezoo Campbell
Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) has been associated with the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, but the mechanism of toxicity remains unclear. To gain insight into this neurotoxicity, this study sought to examine global gene expression changes caused by exposure to ambient ultrafine PM. Microarray analysis was performed on primary human neurons derived from fetal brain tissue after a 24h exposure to 20μg/mL of ambient ultrafine particles. We found a majority of the changes in noncoding RNAs, which are involved in epigenetic regulation of gene expression, and thereby could impact the expression of several other protein coding gene targets...
November 13, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848279/a-transcriptional-switch-point-during-hematopoietic-stem-and-progenitor-cell-ontogeny
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Daisuke Sugiyama, Anagha Joshi, Kasem Kulkeaw, Keai Sinn Tan, Tomoko Yokoo-Inoue, Chiyo Mizuochi-Yanagi, Kaori Yasuda, Atsushi Doi, Tadafumi Iino, Masayoshi Itoh, Sayaka Nagao-Sato, Kenzaburo Tani, Koichi Akashi, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Harukazu Suzuki, Hideya Kawaji, Piero Carninci, Alistair R R Forrest
During mammalian embryogenesis, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) originate from mesoderm-derived endothelial cells in the aorta-gonad-mesonephros (AGM) region and placenta. Later, HSPCs expand in fetal liver and migrate to bone marrow shortly before birth. Understanding global transcriptional regulation governing HSPC emergence from embryonic stem/induced pluripotent stem cells is necessary to devise clinical applications, such as novel transplantation approaches. Here, to assess transcriptional dynamics during development, we performed cap analysis of gene expression (CAGE) on 10 developmental murine HSPC populations isolated from the AGM region, placenta, fetal liver and bone marrow and identified 15,681 transcripts across HSPC ontogeny...
November 16, 2016: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846835/equine-dendritic-cells-generated-with-horse-serum-have-enhanced-functionality-in-comparison-to-dendritic-cells-generated-with-fetal-bovine-serum
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Anja Ziegler, Helen Everett, Eman Hamza, Mattia Garbani, Vinzenz Gerber, Eliane Marti, Falko Steinbach
BACKGROUND: Dendritic cells are professional antigen-presenting cells that play an essential role in the initiation and modulation of T cell responses. They have been studied widely for their potential clinical applications, but for clinical use to be successful, alternatives to xenogeneic substances like fetal bovine serum (FBS) in cell culture need to be found. Protocols for the generation of dendritic cells ex vivo from monocytes are well established for several species, including horses...
November 15, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846804/clinical-utility-of-array-comparative-genomic-hybridisation-in-prenatal-setting
#17
Luca Lovrecic, Ziga Iztok Remec, Marija Volk, Gorazd Rudolf, Karin Writzl, Borut Peterlin
BACKGROUND: The objective of reported study was to evaluate the clinical utility of prenatal microarray testing for submicroscopic genomic imbalances in routine prenatal settings and to stratify the findings according to the type of fetal ultrasound anomaly. METHODS: From July 2012 to October 2015 chromosomal microarray testing was performed in 218 fetuses with varying indications for invasive prenatal diagnosis: abnormal karyotype, ultrasound anomalies, pathogenic variant in previous pregnancy or carriership in a parent...
November 15, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845231/streptozotocin-diabetes-increases-mrna-expression-of-ketogenic-enzymes-in-the-rat-heart
#18
George A Cook, Eduard N Lavrentyev, Kevin Pham, Edwards A Park
BACKGROUND: Diabetic cardiomyopathy develops in insulin-dependent diabetic patients who have no hypertension, cardiac hypertrophy or vascular disease. Diabetes increases cardiac fatty acid oxidation, but cardiac hypertrophy limits fatty acid oxidation. Here we examined effects of diabetes on gene expression in rat hearts. METHODS: We used oligonucleotide microarrays to examine effects of insulindependent diabetes in the rat heart. RTQ PCR confirmed results of microarrays...
February 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842594/fetal-gender-and-gestational-age-differentially-affect-pcsk9-levels-in-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Ulrich Pecks, Werner Rath, Nicolai Maass, Bartlomiej Berger, Imke Lueg, André Farrokh, Sabrina Farrokh, Christel Eckmann-Scholz
BACKGROUND: Maternal and fetal Low Density Lipoprotein-Cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations are compromised in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Generally, LDL-C catabolism is under control of PCSK9 by binding to the LDL-receptor leading to its degradation. Hence, we hypothesized a role for PCSK9 in the modulation of lipid metabolism and placental transport in IUGR. METHODS: 172 women, 70 IUGR and 102 controls were included in the study. Maternal and fetal serum PCSK9 levels and lipid profiles including LDL-C were measured...
November 14, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828868/prenatal-diagnosis-and-genetic-discoveries-of-an-intracranial-mixed-neuronal-glial-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Lijuan Sun, Qingqing Wu, Yan Pei, Jinghua Li, Jintang Ye, Wenxue Zhi, Yan Liu, Puqing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Congenital intracranial tumors as a group are quite rare, representing only 0.5% to 1.5% of all pediatric brain neoplasms. CASE REPORT: We reported a case of congenital mixed neuronal-glial tumor detected by ultrasound at 30 weeks of gestation. It showed that the tumor was 2.5 × 2.3 × 2.1 cm in size, located in the sellar region, regular shape, and slightly heterogeneous solid mass with a little cystic component. No color flow was present inside the tumor, but the peripheral encirclement by arterial circle of Willis...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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