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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646507/influences-of-placental-growth-factor-on-mouse-retinal-vascular-development
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Vanessa R Kay, Chandrakant Tayade, Peter Carmeliet, B Anne Croy
BACKGROUND: Placental Growth Factor (PGF) is important for wound-healing and vascular collaterogenesis. PGF deficiency is associated with preeclampsia, a hypertensive disease of human pregnancy. Offspring born to preeclamptic mothers display cognitive impairments and brain vascular and neurostructural deviations. Low PGF production during development may contribute to alterations in offspring cerebrovascular beds. Retina is a readily accessible part of the central nervous system with a well-described pattern of vascular development in mice...
June 24, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
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/28627965/role-of-angiopoietin-2-endoglin-and-placental-growth-factor-in-hiv-associated-preeclampsia
#3
Nokuzola Mbhele, Jagidesa Moodley, Thajasvarie Naicker
OBJECTIVE: The factors angiopoeitin-2 (Ang-2), endoglin (Eng), and placental growth factor (PlGF) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia (PE). This study assessed their serum levels in HIV-negative and HIV-positive pregnant normotensive and pre-eclamptic women. METHODS: Participants were recruited at the antenatal clinic, serum samples were evaluated using the Bioplex Human Cancer Biomarker (panel 2). RESULTS: Ang-2 and Eng levels were higher, whilst PlGF levels were lower in the PE compared with the normotensive group...
June 19, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627818/maternal-serum-plgf-pappa-%C3%AE-hcg-and-afp-levels-in-early-second-trimester-as-predictors-of-preeclampsia
#4
Honglei Duan, Guangfeng Zhao, Biyun Xu, Suwei Hu, Jie Li
BACKGROUND: Identifying women at risk of preeclampsia (PE) by maternal serum screening is conducive to prompt gestational management and thereby improve both maternal and perinatal outcomes. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the association between the concentrations of maternal serum placental growth factor (PLGF), pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPPA), free β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG), and αFetoprotein (AFP) and the development of preeclampsia early in the second trimester...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626073/increased-vascular-and-uteroplacental-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-and-7-levels-and-collagen-i-deposition-in-hypertension-in-pregnancy-role-of-tnf
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Wei Li, Ning Cui, Marc Q Mazzuca, Karina M Mata, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is manifested as maternal hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) and fetal growth restriction. Placental ischemia could be an initiating event; however, the molecular targets and intermediary mechanisms are unclear. We tested the hypothesis that placental ischemia could target vascular and uteroplacental matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) through cytokines-mediated mechanism. MMP levels and distribution were measured in aorta, uterus and placenta of normal pregnant rats (Preg), and pregnant rats with reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624447/enhanced-first-trimester-screening-for-trisomy-21-with-contingent-cell-free-fetal-dna-a-comparative-performance-and-cost-analysis
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Tianhua Huang, Wendy S Meschino, Mari Teitelbaum, Shelley Dougan, Nan Okun
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal screening for trisomy 21 is a standard of care. Emerging cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) technologies can improve screening performance, but they are expensive. This study was conducted to propose a contingent screening model that would incorporate cffDNA technology, would remain affordable, and could be applied equitably in a publically funded system. METHODS: Using performance and cost parameters from published literature, four prenatal screening strategies were compared...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623976/adam28-localizes-to-hla-g-trophoblasts-and-promotes-column-cell-outgrowth
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L C De Luca, H T Le, D L Mara, A G Beristain
INTRODUCTION: Trophoblast progenitor cell differentiation towards the extravillous trophoblast (EVT) lineage initiates within proximal regions of anchoring columns of first trimester placental villi. While molecular processes controlling the initial stages of progenitor cell differentiation along the EVT pathway have been described, much remains unknown about factors important in distal column cell differentiation into invasive EVTs. ADAMs are proteases that regulate growth factor signaling, cell-matrix adhesion, and matrix proteolysis, and thus impact many processes relevant in placentation...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623968/oxygen-and-tissue-culture-affect-placental-gene-expression
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O Brew, M H F Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Placental explant culture is an important model for studying placental development and functions. We investigated the differences in placental gene expression in response to tissue culture, atmospheric and physiologic oxygen concentrations. METHODS: Placental explants were collected from normal term (38-39 weeks of gestation) placentae with no previous uterine contractile activity. Placental transcriptomic expressions were evaluated with GeneChip(®) Human Genome U133 Plus 2...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622781/-iron-requirements-during-the-first-6-months-of-life
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A Lapillonne, O Becquet
Because of the postnatal redistribution of the iron store, the term infant born after an uneventful pregnancy virtually needs no iron during its first 6 months of life. On the other hand, several factors, such as duration of gestation, gender, mother's iron status, alteration of the iron placental transfer, significantly influence the iron store at birth. Because of their reduced body store at birth and their higher demand during catch-up growth, low birth weight infants should receive an iron supplement, which should be started earlier and given at a higher dose in the more premature infants...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620819/cellular-growth-and-tube-formation-of-htr8-svneo-trophoblast-effects-of-exogenously-added-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4-and-its-inhibitor
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Sanjay Basak, Arnab Sarkar, Santosh Mathapati, Asim K Duttaroy
Adequate placental angiogenesis is critical for the establishment of the placental circulation and thus for normal feto-placental growth and development. Fatty acid-binding protein-4 (FABP4) plays a pro-angiogenic role in endothelial cells; however, very little information is available in placental first trimester trophoblast cells. Here we report that exogenously added FABP4 (exo-FABP4) stimulated tube formation (as a measure of in vitro angiogenesis) in HTR8/SVneo trophoblastic cells. HTR-8/SVneo cells were incubated in the presence of exogenously added FABP4 at different concentrations and time points...
June 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613009/independent-risk-factors-for-a-small-placenta-and-a-small-for-gestational-age-infant-at-35-41%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation-an-association-with-circulating-angiogenesis-related-factor-levels-at-19-31%C3%A2-weeks-of-gestation
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Chikako Hirashima, Akihide Ohkuchi, Kayo Takahashi, Hirotada Suzuki, Koumei Shirasuna, Shigeki Matsubara
AIM: Our aim was to investigate the effects of angiogenesis-related factor levels at 19-25 and 26-31 weeks of gestation (WG) on the later occurrence of a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) placenta (small placenta) or an SGA infant delivered at 35-41 WG. METHODS: We measured plasma levels of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF), and the serum level of soluble endoglin (sEng) in 679 pregnant women with blood sampling at both 19-25 and 26-31 WG in a prospective study...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612286/placental-and-maternal-serum-activin-a-in-spontaneous-and-induced-labor-in-late-term-pregnancy
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L Funghi, M Torricelli, R Novembri, S Vannuccini, G Cevenini, M Di Tommaso, F M Severi, F Petraglia
PURPOSE: Feto-placental unit represents an important source of activin A, a member of transforming growth factors-β involved in the mechanisms of labor. No evidences are available on activin A in pregnancies beyond 41 weeks of gestation, where induction of labor is often required. The present study aimed to evaluate activin A maternal serum levels and placental mRNA expression in term and late-term pregnancy, with spontaneous or induced labor, and its possible role to predict the response to labor induction...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607365/neuropilin-1-associated-molecules-in-the-blood-distinguish-poor-prognosis-breast-cancer-a-cross-sectional-study
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Adviti Naik, Noura Al-Zeheimi, Charles Saki Bakheit, Marwa Al Riyami, Adil Al Jarrah, Mansour S Al Moundhri, Zamzam Al Habsi, Maysoon Basheer, Sirin A Adham
Circulating plasma and peripheral blood mononuclear (PBMCs) cells provide an informative snapshot of the systemic physiological state. Moreover, they provide a non-invasively accessible compartment to identify biomarkers for personalized medicine in advanced breast cancer. The role of Neuropilin-1 (NRP-1) and its interacting molecules in breast tumor tissue was correlated with cancer progression; however, the clinical impact of their systemic levels was not extensively evaluated. In this cross-sectional study, we found that circulating and tumor tissue expression of NRP-1 and circulating placental growth factor (PlGF) increase in advanced nodal and metastatic breast cancer compared with locally advanced disease...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594446/sow-housing-associated-with-reproductive-performance-in-breeding-herds
#15
REVIEW
Yuzo Koketsu, Ryosuke Iida
Female pigs in breeding herds can be managed through four phases-gilt development, breeding, gestation, and lactation-during which they may be housed in group or individual pens, stalls, or on pasture. In this review, we focus on housing environments that optimize outcomes during gestation and lactation. Appropriate housing is important during early gestation, to protect embryos and to confirm pregnancy, and from mid-to-late gestation, to ensure sufficient nutrition to increase placental and fetal growth. No difference in the number of pigs born alive were reported between group housing and individual stall housing, although more risk factors for reproductive performance are associated with group housing than stall housing including genetics, bedding, floor space allowance, group size, social ranking, and parity...
May 2, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592519/mtor-is-a-novel-molecular-mechanism-linking-folate-availability-and-cell-function
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REVIEW
Elena Silva, Fredrick J Rosario, Theresa L Powell, Thomas Jansson
Folate deficiency has been linked to a wide range of disorders, including cancer, neural tube defects, and fetal growth restriction. Folate regulates cellular function mediated by its involvement in the synthesis of nucleotides, which are needed for DNA synthesis, and its function as a methyl donor, which is critical for DNA methylation. Here we review current data showing that folate sensing by mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) constitutes a novel and distinct pathway by which folate modulates cell functions such as nutrient transport, protein synthesis, and mitochondrial respiration...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588554/female-reproductive-factors-and-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Mariacarla Moleti, Giacomo Sturniolo, Maria Di Mauro, Marco Russo, Francesco Vermiglio
Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is markedly more common in women than men, the highest female-to-male ratio being recorded during the reproductive period. This evidence has led to the suggestion that female hormonal and reproductive factors may account for the observed DTC gender disparity. This review focuses on current evidence on the risk of DTC in conjunction with major female reproductive factors, including the impact of pregnancy on DTC occurrence and progression/recurrence. Overall, studies exploring the link between the risk of DTC and menstrual and menopausal factors, oral contraceptives and/or hormone replacement therapy, showed these associations, if any, to be generally weak...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580450/expression-of-placental-growth-factor-mrna-in-preeclampsia
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Pooneh Nikuei, Minoo Rajaei, Kianoosh Malekzadeh, Azim Nejatizadeh, Fatemeh Mohseni, Fatemeh Poordarvishi, Nasrin Ghashghaeezadeh, Mehrdad Mohtarami
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious complication of pregnancy with hallmarks of incomplete placentation, placental ischemia and endothelial dysfunction. Imbalance between vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), placenta growth factor (PlGF) and their receptors play important role in pathophysiology of PE. OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to asses PlGF mRNA expression in placenta of women affected with PE. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, expression of PlGF mRNA was evaluated in 26 mild PE cases, 15 severe preeclamptic women and 20 normotensive controls...
March 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580445/association-of-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-leptin-concentrations-and-abnormal-color-doppler-indices-of-umbilical-artery-with-fetal-growth-restriction
#19
Elahe Zareaan, Mitra Heidarpour, Elham Kargarzadeh, Maryam Moshfeghi
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is a condition with heterogeneous pathophysiology which characterized by fetal weight less than the tenth percentile for gestational age. Several factors have impact on maternal, placental and fetal due to growth restriction. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between levels of leptin in the cord, and serum leptin of mothers also abnormal color Doppler indices of umbilical artery with fetal growth restriction...
March 2017: International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (Yazd, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578177/the-impact-of-uterine-immaturity-on-obstetrical-syndromes-during%C3%A2-adolescence
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Ivo Brosens, Joanne Muter, Caroline Gargett, Patrick Puttemans, Giuseppe Benagiano, Jan J Brosens
Pregnant nulliparous adolescents are at increased risk, inversely proportional to their age, of major obstetric syndromes, including preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and preterm birth. Emerging evidence indicates that biological immaturity of the uterus accounts for the increased incidence of obstetrical disorders in very young mothers, possibly compounded by sociodemographic factors associated with teenage pregnancy. The endometrium in most newborns is intrinsically resistant to progesterone signaling, and the rate of transition to a fully responsive tissue likely determines pregnancy outcome during adolescence...
May 31, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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