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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348851/comprehensive-analysis-of-mrna-lncrna-co-expression-profile-revealing-crucial-role-of-imprinted-gene-cluster-dlk1-meg3-in-chordoma
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Hao Chen, Kai Zhang, Jian Lu, Guizhong Wu, Huilin Yang, Kangwu Chen
Chordoma is a rare bone tumor with high recurrence rate, but the mechanism of its development is unclear. Long non-coding RNAs(lncRNAs) are recently revealed to be regulators in a variety of biological processed by targeting on mRNA transcription. Their expression profile and function in chordoma have not been investigated yet. In this study, we firstly performed the comprehensive analysis of the lncRNA and coding genes expression analysis with three chordoma samples and three fetal nucleus pulposus tissues...
December 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344429/pathway-analysis-of-gene-expression-of-e14-versus-e18-fetal-fibroblasts
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Michael S Hu, Mimi R Borrelli, Michael Januszyk, Anna Luan, Samir Malhotra, Graham G Walmsley, Wan Xing Hong, Ruth Tevlin, Geoffrey C Gurtner, Michael T Longaker, Hermann P Lorenz
Objective: Fetuses early in gestation heal skin wounds without forming scars. The biological mechanisms behind this process are largely unknown. Fibroblasts, however, are cells known to be intimately involved in wound healing and scar formation. We examined fibroblasts in different stages of development to characterize differences in gene expression that may result in the switch from regenerative wound repair to repair with scarring. Approach: Fibroblasts were isolated and cultured from the back skin of BALB/c wild-type mouse fetuses at embryonic day (E)14 and E18 (n = 10)...
January 1, 2018: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329728/gene-expression-patterns-associated-with-human-placental-trophoblast-differentiation
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Shi-Wen Jiang, Wei Zhou, Jianhao Wang, Lauren M Little, Lynn Leaphart, Jacob Jay, Eseosaserea Igbinigie, Haibin Chen, Jinping Li
Cell fusion is a hallmark of placental trophoblast cell differentiation and the mature syncytiotrophoblasts play essential roles for fetal-maternal exchange and production of pregnancy-related hormones. Using a well-established in vitro trophoblast differentiation model, we performed a microarray analysis on mRNA expression in trophoblast and syncytiotrophoblast cell cultures. Dramatic changes in gene expression patterns were detected during trophoblast differentiation. Real-time PCR analysis confirmed the reliability of the microarray data...
January 9, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329366/delineating-differential-regulatory-signatures-of-the-human-transcriptome-in-the-choriodecidua-and-myometrium-at-term-labor
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Sylvia Lui, Cyntia Duval, Farkhondeh Farrokhnia, Sylvie Girard, Lynda K Harris, Clare L Tower, Adam Stevens, Rebecca L Jones
Background: Preterm deliveries remain the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Current therapies target only myometrial contractions and are largely ineffective. As labor involves multiple coordinated events across maternal and fetal tissues, identifying fundamental regulatory pathways of normal term labor is vital to understanding successful parturition and consequently labor pathologies. We aimed to identify transcriptomic signatures of human normal term labor of two tissues: in the fetal-facing choriodecidua and the maternal myometrium...
January 10, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327352/ultrasound-findings-provide-clues-to-investigate-founder-mutations-expressed-as-runs-of-homozygosity-in-chromosomal-microarray-studies
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Hagit Daum, Israela Lerer, Ayala Frumkin, Daniel Rosenak, Nili Yanai, Shay Porat, Simcha Yagel, Vardiella Meiner
OBJECTIVES: Chromosomal microarray analysis is effectively applied prenatally to detect copy number changes. Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) probes included in the microarray platform can detect regions of excessive homozygosity and identical-by-descent genomic stretches. The utility of the latter as part of prenatal diagnosis is not well established. Recessive founder mutations are well recognized within distinct ethnic groups. Combining these data with prenatal sonography provides accurate focused molecular diagnoses quickly...
January 11, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317129/introduction-reproductive-genetics-bringing-clarity-to-a-foreign-language
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Anthony R Gregg, Steven R Lindheim
Genomic based technologies are firmly implanted into clinical medicine. They arrived rapidly and their uses continue to evolve in both the pre and postconception periods. These technologies migrated from the prenatal arena into the domain of the reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialists in some cases nearly simultaneously (expanded carrier screening), in others more slowly (chromosome microarrays), and for some technologies the ethical and cost concerns have resulted in a slower diffusion across the disciplines...
January 6, 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315677/acog-and-smfm-guidelines-for-prenatal-diagnosis-is-karyotyping-really-sufficient
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Sara B Hay, Trilochan Sahoo, Mary K Travis, Karine Hovanes, Natasa Dzidic, Charles Doherty, Michelle N Strecker
OBJECTIVE: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) recommend chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for prenatal diagnosis in cases with one or more fetal structural abnormalities. For patients who elect prenatal diagnosis and have a structurally normal fetus, either microarray or karyotype is recommended. This study evaluates the frequency of clinically significant chromosomal abnormalities (CSCA) that would have been missed if all patients offered the choice between CMA and karyotyping chose karyotyping...
January 9, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311229/integrated-analysis-of-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-data-highlights-late-fetal-muscle-maturation-process
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Valentin Voillet, Magali San Cristobal, Marie-Christine Pere, Yvon Billon, Laurianne Canario, Laurence Liaubet, Louis Lefaucheur
BACKGROUND: In pigs, the perinatal period is the most critical time for survival. Piglet maturation, which occurs at the end of gestation, leads to a state of full development after birth. Maturity is thus an important determinant of early survival. Skeletal muscle plays a key role in adaptation to extra-uterine life, e.g. motor function and thermoregulation. Progeny from two breeds with extreme neonatal mortality rates were analyzed at 90 and 110 days of gestation (dg). The Large White breed is a highly selected breed for lean growth with a high rate of mortality at birth, whereas the Chinese Meishan breed is fatter and more robust and has a low mortality rate...
January 8, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297200/utility-of-chromosomal-microarray-in-anomalous-fetuses
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Jacqueline G Parchem, Teresa N Sparks, Kristen Gosnell, Mary E Norton
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association of copy number variants (CNV) with perinatal outcomes among fetuses with sonographic abnormalities. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of anomalous fetuses evaluated at a single fetal center, who underwent chromosomal microarray (CMA) testing. Pathogenic CNV or variants of uncertain significance (VUS) were classified as abnormal. The primary outcome of perinatal death was compared among fetuses with normal versus abnormal CMA...
January 3, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289663/identification-of-the-antigenic-epitopes-of-maternal-autoantibodies-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Elizabeth Edmiston, Karen L Jones, Tam Vu, Paul Ashwood, Judy Van de Water
Several groups have described the presence of fetal brain-reactive maternal autoantibodies in the plasma of some mothers whose children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We previously identified seven autoantigens targeted by these maternal autoantibodies, each of which is expressed at significant levels in the developing brain and has demonstrated roles in typical neurodevelopment. To further understand the binding repertoire of the maternal autoantibodies, as well as the presence of any meaningful differences with respect to the recognition and binding of these ASD- specific autoantibodies to each of these neuronal autoantigens, we utilized overlapping peptide microarrays incubated with maternal plasma samples obtained from the Childhood Autism Risk from Genetics and Environment (CHARGE) Study...
December 28, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286443/reprogramming-primary-amniotic-fluid-and-membrane-cells-to-pluripotency-in-xeno-free-conditions
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Jaroslav Slamecka, Javier Laurini, Troy Shirley, Simon Philipp Hoerstrup, Benedikt Weber, Laurie Owen, Steven McClellan
Autologous cell-based therapies got a step closer to reality with the introduction of induced pluripotent stem cells. Fetal stem cells, such as amniotic fluid and membrane mesenchymal stem cells, represent a unique type of undifferentiated cells with promise in tissue engineering and for reprogramming into iPSC for future pediatric interventions and stem cell banking. The protocol presented here describes an optimized procedure for extracting and culturing primary amniotic fluid and membrane mesenchymal stem cells and generating episomal induced pluripotent stem cells from these cells in fully chemically defined culture conditions utilizing human recombinant vitronectin and the E8 medium...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246116/identification-of-sertoli-cell-specific-transcripts-in-the-mouse-testis-and-the-role-of-fsh-and-androgen-in-the-control-of-sertoli-cell-activity
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U Soffientini, D Rebourcet, M H Abel, S Lee, G Hamilton, P A Fowler, L B Smith, P J O'Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND: The Sertoli cells act to induce testis differentiation and subsequent development in fetal and post-natal life which makes them key to an understanding of testis biology. As a major step towards characterisation of factors involved in Sertoli cell function we have identified Sertoli cell-specific transcripts in the mouse testis and have used the data to identify Sertoli cell-specific transcripts altered in mice lacking follicle-stimulating hormone receptors (FSHRKO) and/or androgen receptors (AR) in the Sertoli cells (SCARKO)...
December 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240237/non-isolated-diaphragmatic-hernia-in-simpson-golabi-behmel-syndrome
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Karen Chong, Maha Saleh, Marie Injeyan, Ioana Miron, Katherine Fong, Patrick Shannon
OBJECTIVE: Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is associated with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS), but few cases diagnosed prenatally have been reported. The aim of this series is to highlight the association of non-isolated CDH with SGBS type I on prenatal ultrasound and emphasize the importance of genetic testing, fetal autopsy and family history in confirming this diagnosis. METHOD: Retrospective review of three cases of SGBS type I in a single tertiary care centre...
December 14, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237843/human-parvovirus-b19-utilizes-cellular-dna-replication-machinery-for-viral-dna-replication
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Wei Zou, Zekun Wang, Min Xiong, Aaron Yun Chen, Peng Xu, Safder S Ganaie, Yomna Badawi, Steve Kleiboeker, Hiroshi Nishimune, Shui Qing Ye, Jianming Qiu
Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection of human erythroid progenitor cells (EPCs) induces a DNA damage response and cell cycle arrest at late S phase, which facilitates viral DNA replication. However, it is not clear exactly which cellular factors are employed by this single-stranded DNA virus. Here, we used microarrays to systematically analyze the dynamic transcriptome of EPCs infected with B19V. We found that DNA metabolism, DNA replication, DNA repair, DNA damage response, cell cycle, and cell cycle arrest pathways were significantly regulated after B19V infection...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233624/first-and-second-trimester-screening-for-fetal-structural-anomalies
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Lindsay Edwards, Lisa Hui
Fetal structural anomalies are found in up to 3% of all pregnancies and ultrasound-based screening has been an integral part of routine prenatal care for decades. The prenatal detection of fetal anomalies allows for optimal perinatal management, providing expectant parents with opportunities for additional imaging, genetic testing, and the provision of information regarding prognosis and management options. Approximately one-half of all major structural anomalies can now be detected in the first trimester, including acrania/anencephaly, abdominal wall defects, holoprosencephaly and cystic hygromata...
December 9, 2017: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227711/diffuse-chorangiomatosis-as-a-cause-of-cardiomegaly-microangiopathic-hemolytic-anemia-and-thrombocytopenia-in-a-newborn
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Shreyas Arya, Vidit Bhargava, Joan Richardson, Hal K Hawkins
INTRODUCTION: The hallmark of diffuse chorangiomatosis is capillary dysvasculogenesis, diffusely involving the placenta. It can cause massive placental enlargement and may have adverse fetal effects. CASE REPORT: A 32 weeks gestation male infant was born via cesarean section and had a placenta weighing 900 g. There was diffuse vascular proliferation involving the stem villi and intermediate villi. Short Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) microarray analysis of the placenta showed no biparental mosaicism or loss of heterozygosity, ruling out placental mesenchymal dysplasia...
December 11, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205876/vitamin-d-does-not-play-a-functional-role-in-adipose-tissue-development-in-rodent-models
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Alexandra Schutkowski, Daniela Max, Markus Bönn, Corinna Brandsch, Sarah M Grundmann, Frank Hirche, Martin S Staege, Gabriele I Stangl
SCOPE: Several studies have proposed a role of vitamin D in adipogenesis. Here, we sought to study the impact of the vitamin D receptor (Vdr) on adipocyte size in young and old mice and the effect of maternal vitamin D deficiency on fetal adipogenesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Histological analysis of adipose tissues showed that Vdr knockout (KO) mice had smaller adipocytes than wild-type (WT) mice. Next, we compared young and old Vdr-KO and WT mice and found no differences in adipocyte sizes between weaned Vdr-KO mice and WT mice...
December 5, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188616/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-tetrasomy-18p-case-using-bacs-on-beads-technology-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-array
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Huling Jiang, Zepeng Ping, Luming Wang, Yuxia Jin, Suping Li, Xiaodan Liu, Zhengyou Miao
OBJECTIVE: To determine the origin of a supernumerary small marker chromosome found in a fetus using prenatal BACs-on-Beads (BoBs) and single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array) assays. METHODS: The fetal sample was subjected to chromosomal karyotyping and BoBs analysis, and the results were validated with genome-wide scanning using a SNP microarray. RESULTS: The fetus was found to have a 47,XX,+mar karyotype. BoBs analysis indicated that there was an amplification between 18p11...
December 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187609/associations-between-imprinted-gene-expression-in-the-placenta-human-fetal-growth-and-preeclampsia
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Julian K Christians, Katherine Leavey, Brian J Cox
Genomic imprinting is essential for normal placental and fetal growth. One theory to explain the evolution of imprinting is the kinship theory (KT), which predicts that genes that are paternally expressed will promote fetal growth, whereas maternally expressed genes will suppress growth. We investigated the expression of imprinted genes using microarray measurements of expression in term placentae. Correlations between birthweight and the expression levels of imprinted genes were more significant than for non-imprinted genes, but did not tend to be positive for paternally expressed genes and negative for maternally expressed genes...
November 2017: Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180008/identification-and-characterization-of-human-bone-derived-cells
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Sungsin Jo, Jin Kyu Lee, Jinil Han, Bitnara Lee, Suman Kang, Kyu-Tae Hwang, Ye-Soo Park, Tae-Hwan Kim
This study was designed to identify and characterize primary bone-derived cells (BdCs) and investigate the potential role of osteoblast differentiation. Primary BdCs were isolated from surgical bone for comparative analysis with mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and fetal osteoblasts (FOBs) and for potential differentiation to mature osteoblasts. Using three different cells, we successfully cultivated human osteoblast differentiation and activity which were evaluated using microarray and biochemical methods. BdCs are more correlated to MSCs in bioinformatics result and similar with FOBs in gene expression...
November 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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