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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220848/elevated-expression-of-placental-growth-factor-is-associated-with-airway-wall-vascular-remodelling-and-thickening-in-smokers-with-asthma
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Dong Wu, Tianwen Lai, Yalian Yuan, Min Chen, Jun Xia, Wen Li, Guihai Pan, Binfan Yuan, Quanchao Lv, Yanyu Li, Dongmin Li, Bin Wu
The increased expression of placental growth factor (PlGF) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and allergy-related asthma suggests its role in the pathogenesis of these diseases. In asthmatic smokers, airway remodelling is accompanied by an accelerated decline in lung function. However, whether PlGF contributes to the persistent airflow obstruction and vascular remodelling typically seen in asthmatic smokers is unknown. In this study we measured lung function, airway-wall thickening, and PlGF levels in serum and induced sputum in 74 asthmatic and 42 healthy smokers and never-smokers...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216083/maternal-vitamin-d-sufficiency-and-reduced-placental-gene-expression-in-angiogenic-biomarkers-related-to-comorbidities-of-pregnancy
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Elizabeth V Schulz, Lori Cruze, Wei Wei, John Gehris, Carol L Wagner
INTRODUCTION: Maternal circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] has been shown to optimize production of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] during pregnancy at approximately 100nmoles/L, which has pronounced effects on fetal health outcomes. Additionally, associations are noted between low maternal 25(OH)D concentrations and vascular pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsia. To further elucidate the effects of vitamin D activity in pregnancy, we investigated the role of maternal 25(OH)D, the nutritional indicator of vitamin D status, in relation to placental maintenance and, specifically, expression of placental gene targets related to angiogenesis and vitamin D metabolism...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215301/neurotrophic-factors-and-maternal-nutrition-during-pregnancy
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M Dhobale
Maternal nutrition is one of the major determinants of pregnancy outcome. It has been suggested that reduced intakes or lack of specific nutrients during pregnancy influences the length of gestation, proper placental and fetal growth during pregnancy. Maternal nutrition, particularly micronutrients such as folate and vitamin B12, and long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are the major determinants of the one carbon cycle and are suggested to be at the heart of intrauterine programming of diseases in adult life...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215297/neurotrophins-role-in-placental-growth-and-development
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A S Sahay, D P Sundrani, S R Joshi
Neurotrophins, a family of closely related proteins, were originally identified as growth factors for survival, development, and function of neurons in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Subsequently, neurotrophins have been shown to have functions in immune and reproductive systems. Neurotrophins like nerve growth factor and brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) are known to play an important role during pregnancy in the process of placental angiogenesis and maturation. Several studies have demonstrated the presence of neurotrophins in the human placenta...
2017: Vitamins and Hormones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199996/importance-of-timing-first-trimester-placental-growth-factor-and-use-of-serial-first-trimester-placental-growth-factor-measurements-in-screening-for-preeclampsia
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Beatrice Mosimann, Sofia Amylidi-Mohr, Katrin Höland, Daniel Surbek, Lorenz Risch, Luigi Raio
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to test whether the performance of first-trimester placental growth factor (PlGF) in screening for preterm preeclampsia (PE) is gestational age dependent and to assess the value of serial first-trimester PlGF measurements in discriminating women at risk for PE. METHODS: PlGF was measured in women with singleton pregnancies at their first antenatal visit at 8+0 to 10+6 and additionally at 11+0 to 14+0 weeks of gestation. The difference in absolute values of serial PlGF measurements was expressed as Δ-PlGF...
February 16, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199380/the-effects-of-pravastatin-on-the-normal-human-placenta-lessons-from-ex-vivo-models
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Adelina Balan, Irit Szaingurten-Solodkin, Shani S Swissa, Valeria Feinshtein, Mahmoud Huleihel, Gershon Holcberg, Doron Dukler, Ofer Beharier
INTRODUCTION: Research in animal models and preliminary clinical studies in humans support the use of pravastatin for the prevention of preeclampsia. However, its use during pregnancy is still controversial due to limited data about its effect on the human placenta and fetus. METHODS: In the present study, human placental cotyledons were perfused in the absence or presence of pravastatin in the maternal reservoir (PraM). In addition, placental explants were treated with pravastatin for 5, 24 and 72 h under normoxia and hypoxia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194443/sustained-inflammation-after-pericyte-depletion-induces-irreversible-blood-retina-barrier-breakdown
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Shuntaro Ogura, Kaori Kurata, Yuki Hattori, Hiroshi Takase, Toshina Ishiguro-Oonuma, Yoonha Hwang, Soyeon Ahn, Inwon Park, Wataru Ikeda, Sentaro Kusuhara, Yoko Fukushima, Hiromi Nara, Hideto Sakai, Takashi Fujiwara, Jun Matsushita, Masatsugu Ema, Masanori Hirashima, Takashi Minami, Masabumi Shibuya, Nobuyuki Takakura, Pilhan Kim, Takaki Miyata, Yuichiro Ogura, Akiyoshi Uemura
In the central nervous system, endothelial cells (ECs) and pericytes (PCs) of blood vessel walls cooperatively form a physical and chemical barrier to maintain neural homeostasis. However, in diabetic retinopathy (DR), the loss of PCs from vessel walls is assumed to cause breakdown of the blood-retina barrier (BRB) and subsequent vision-threatening vascular dysfunctions. Nonetheless, the lack of adequate DR animal models has precluded disease understanding and drug discovery. Here, by using an anti-PDGFRβ antibody, we show that transient inhibition of the PC recruitment to developing retinal vessels sustained EC-PC dissociations and BRB breakdown in adult mouse retinas, reproducing characteristic features of DR such as hyperpermeability, hypoperfusion, and neoangiogenesis...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192597/a-phase-2-and-biomarker-study-of-cabozantinib-in-patients-with-advanced-cholangiocarcinoma
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Lipika Goyal, Hui Zheng, Matthew B Yurgelun, Thomas A Abrams, Jill N Allen, James M Cleary, Michelle Knowles, Eileen Regan, Amanda Reardon, Anna Khachatryan, Rakesh K Jain, Valentina Nardi, Darrell R Borger, Dan G Duda, Andrew X Zhu
BACKGROUND: Advanced cholangiocarcinoma carries a poor prognosis, and no standard treatment exists beyond first-line gemcitabine/platinum-based chemotherapy. A single-arm, phase 2 and biomarker study of cabozantinib, a multikinase inhibitor with potent activity against vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2 (VEGFR2) and MET, was performed for patients with advanced refractory cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: Previously treated patients with unresectable or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma received cabozantinib (60 mg orally and daily on a continuous schedule)...
February 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174237/single-cell-transcriptomics-of-the-human-placenta-inferring-the-cell-communication-network-of-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Mihaela Pavličev, Günter P Wagner, Arun Rajendra Chavan, Kathryn Owens, Jamie Maziarz, Caitlin Dunn-Fletcher, Suhas G Kallapur, Louis Muglia, Helen Jones
Organismal function is, to a great extent, determined by interactions among their fundamental building blocks, the cells. In this work, we studied the cell-cell interactome of fetal placental trophoblast cells and maternal endometrial stromal cells, using single-cell transcriptomics. The placental interface mediates the interaction between two semiallogenic individuals, the mother and the fetus, and is thus the epitome of cell interactions. To study these, we inferred the cell-cell interactome by assessing the gene expression of receptor-ligand pairs across cell types...
February 7, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167687/prediction-of-preeclampsia-using-the-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-to-placental-growth-factor-ratio-a-prospective-cohort-study-of-unselected-nulliparous-women
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Ulla Sovio, Francesca Gaccioli, Emma Cook, Martin Hund, D Stephen Charnock-Jones, Gordon C S Smith
We sought to assess the ratio of sFlt-1 (soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1) to PlGF (placental growth factor) in maternal serum as a screening test for preeclampsia in unselected nulliparous women with a singleton pregnancy. We studied 4099 women recruited to the POP study (Pregnancy Outcome Prediction) (Cambridge, United Kingdom). The sFlt-1:PlGF ratio was measured using the Roche Cobas e411 platform at ≈20, ≈28, and ≈36 weeks of gestational age (wkGA). Screen positive was defined as an sFlt-1:PlGF ratio >38, but higher thresholds were also studied...
February 6, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167044/hypoxia-directs-human-extravillous-trophoblast-differentiation-in-a-hypoxia-inducible-factor-dependent-manner
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Anna K Wakeland, Francesca Soncin, Matteo Moretto-Zita, Ching-Wen Chang, Mariko Horii, Don Pizzo, Katharine K Nelson, Louise C Laurent, Mana M Parast
Villous cytotrophoblasts are epithelial stem cells of the early human placenta, able to differentiate either into syncytiotrophoblasts in floating chorionic villi or extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs) at the anchoring villi. The signaling pathways regulating differentiation into these two lineages are incompletely understood. The bulk of placental growth and development in the first trimester occurs under low oxygen tension. One major mechanism by which oxygen regulates cellular function is through the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), a transcription factor complex stabilized under low oxygen tension to mediate cellular responses, including cell fate decisions...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165141/a-prospective-study-on-first-trimester-prediction-of-ischemic-placental-diseases
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Gulnar Nuriyeva, Semir Kose, Gamze Tuna, Melis Kant, Merve Akis, Sabahattin Altunyurt, Gül Huray Islekel, Omer Erbil Dogan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive power of mean uterine artery pulsatility index (Ut A PI), maternal serum placental growth factor (PlGF) and placenta associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) levels for the development of ischemic placental diseases (IPD) in a cohort of unselected singleton pregnancies during the first trimester combined test (FTCT) period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A sample of 880 pregnancies was registered between September 2014 and January 2016. After routine examination for FTCT, Ut A PI was measured, and maternal serum was obtained and stored at -80 °C for PlGF assessment...
February 6, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164532/clinical-assessment-of-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-placental-growth-factor-ratio-for-the-diagnostic-and-the-prognosis-of-preeclampsia-in-the-second-trimester
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Dalenda Chelli, Asma Hamdi, Sarah Saoudi, Amel A Jenayah, Armand Zagre, Haithem Jguerim, Channoufi Bedis, Ezzeddine Sfar
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is one of the most common and serious complications of pregnancy. Various reports have demonstrated that disturbances in angiogenic and antiangiogenic factors are implicated in its pathogenesis and have possible relevance in its diagnosis and prognosis. METHODS: In this case-control study, we enrolled 73 patients with 34 preeclamptic cases diagnosed according to clinical criteria and dosing of proteinuria. The cases were matched to controls at the same age and parity...
October 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162769/cord-blood-biomarkers-of-placental-maternal-vascular-underperfusion-predict-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-associated-pulmonary-hypertension
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Karen K Mestan, Nina Gotteiner, Nicolas Porta, William Grobman, Emily J Su, Linda M Ernst
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether cord blood biomarkers associated with placental maternal vascular underperfusion (MVU) are predictive of bronchopulmonary dysplasia-associated pulmonary hypertension (BPD-PH). STUDY DESIGN: Premature infants enrolled in a longitudinal cohort study were randomly sampled from 4 gestational age strata (n = 190, range 23-36 weeks). Fifteen factors from a human angiogenesis panel were measured in cord blood using multiplex immunoassay...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161062/localisation-of-epidermal-growth-factor-egf-its-specific-receptor-egf-r-and-aromatase-at-the-materno-fetal-interface-during-placentation-in-the-pregnant-mare
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W R Twink Allen, Susan Gower, Sandra Wilsher
INTRODUCTION: Implantation and placentation in the mare does not commence until as late as day 40 after ovulation. The reasons for this and the growth factors and/or hormones which drive placentation when it does finally occur are of considerable academic and practical interest. METHOD: Placental interface tissues recovered from 11 accurately aged and perfused-fixed horse uteri between 20 and 68 days of gestation were stained immunocytochemically for Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), its specific receptor (EGF-R) and for the steroid hormone enzyme, aromatase...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161055/maternal-type-1-diabetes-activates-stress-response-in-early-placenta
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Martin Gauster, Alejandro Majali-Martinez, Sabine Maninger, Elisabeth Gutschi, Patrick H Greimel, Marina Ivanisevic, Josip Djelmis, Gernot Desoye, Ursula Hiden
INTRODUCTION: Human pregnancy and in particular the first trimester, is a period highly susceptible towards adverse insults such as oxidative stress, which may lead to inadequate embryonic and feto-placental development. Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased oxidative stress caused by hyperglycemia, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and inflammatory signals. In pregnancy, diabetes elevates the risk for early pregnancy loss, preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction, pathologies that origin from early placental maldevelopment...
February 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155021/anti-angiogenesis-and-preeclampsia-in-2016
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REVIEW
Susanne Schrey-Petersen, Holger Stepan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Preeclampsia remains one of the most important complications in pregnancy worldwide. With this review, we aim to give an overview on important research findings over the last years and their effects on current clinical management. RECENT FINDINGS: The association between preeclampsia and altered angiogenesis is nowadays widely accepted. Only during the last years, assessment of angiogenic factors such as the soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1-to-placental growth factor (sFlt-1/PlGF) ratio has become available to everyday clinical practice with commercially available automated measurements...
January 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153659/enoxaparin-for-the-prevention-of-preeclampsia-and%C3%A2-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-women-with%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-history-%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-randomized-trial
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Katie M Groom, Lesley M McCowan, Laura K Mackay, Arier C Lee, Joanne M Said, Stefan C Kane, Susan P Walker, Thijs E van Mens, Natalie J Hannan, Stephen Tong, Larry W Chamley, Peter R Stone, Claire McLintock
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy are major causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Women with a previous pregnancy affected by these conditions are at an increased risk of recurrence in a future pregnancy. Past trials evaluating the effect of low-molecular-weight heparin for the prevention of recurrence of preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age pregnancy have shown conflicting results with high levels of heterogeneity displayed when trials were compared...
January 30, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151804/pregnancy-loss-in-women-with-von-willebrand-disease-a-single-center-pilot-study
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Leslie Skeith, Natalia Rydz, Maeve O'Beirne, Dawn Goodyear, Haocheng Li, Man-Chiu Poon
The risk of pregnancy loss in von Willebrand disease (VWD) has been inconsistently reported. Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a known regulator of angiogenesis, so has the potential to affect placental function. We sought to determine the risk of pregnancy loss and placenta-mediated pregnancy complications in women with VWD, compared with women without VWD. Women with VWD followed in the Southern Alberta Rare Blood and Bleeding Disorders Clinic were invited to participate in a questionnaire (February-June 2014)...
February 1, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148272/dose-dependent-induction-of-astrocyte-activation-and-reactive-astrogliosis-in-mouse-brain-following-maternal-exposure-to-carbon-black-nanoparticle
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Atsuto Onoda, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa
BACKGROUND: Recent studies indicate that maternal exposure to ambient ultrafine particles and nanoparticles has adverse effects of on the central nervous system. Quantitative dose-response data is required to better understand the developmental neurotoxicity of nanoparticles. The present study investigated dose-dependent effects of maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticle (CB-NP) on astrocyte in the brains of mouse offspring. METHODS: A CB-NP suspension (2...
2, 2017: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
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