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Haiying Rao, Yuxiang Bai, Qingshu Li, Baimei Zhuang, Yu Yuan, Yamin Liu, Wei Peng, Philip N Baker, Chao Tong, Xin Luo, Hongbo Qi
Preeclampsia (PE) is characterized by abnormal placentation in the early stages of pregnancy. Adequate migration and invasion of trophoblasts into the uterine wall and spiral arteries to form a functional maternal-fetal interface are pivotal for normal placentation, but the exact mechanism remains unclear. Growing evidence has revealed that special AT-rich sequence-binding protein 1 (SATB1) is a tumor promoter that participates in cancer cell migration and invasion. However, the expression and function of SATB1 in trophoblasts is unknown...
March 13, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Qinyin Deng, Nanlin Yin, Ying Chen, Nan Shan, Xiru Liu, Hongbo Qi
OBJECTIVE: Many studies have confirmed that N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase III (GnT-III) is correlated with tumor invasion and metastasis. However, the expression of GnT-III and its role in normal pregnancy and preeclampsia (PE) has not been reached. So the primary objective of this study is to determine GnT-III expression in normal pregnancy and whether its expression is vulnerable to oxidative stress in the trophoblast cells. METHODS: Human first trimester villous tissues from normal pregnancies and third trimester placentas from pregnancies with or without preeclampsia (PE) were used for the detection of GnT-III expression...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Biwei He, Xingyu Yang, Yamei Li, Ding Huang, Xin Xu, Wenjun Yang, Yan Dai, Huijuan Zhang, Zhengjun Chen, Weiwei Cheng
Preeclampsia is a common pregnancy-specific disorder characterized by elevated blood pressure and proteinuria. Activation of the maternal immune system and impaired placental angiogenesis are thought to contribute to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia. TLR9 (Toll-like receptor 9) plays a role in innate immunity, defending the organism against infection. The purpose of this study was to determine whether TLR9 inhibits angiogenesis at the fetomaternal interface under conditions of preeclampsia. We confirmed the downregulation of VEGFA (vascular endothelial growth factor A) and upregulation of TLR9 and sFLT1 (soluble vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 1) in placentas from preeclamptic women...
February 5, 2018: Hypertension
Fulin Liu, Kejia Wu, Wanrong Wu, Yurou Chen, Hanshu Wu, Hui Wang, Wei Zhang
Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a common but complex condition that can occur in pregnancy. It is estimated to affect 3-8% of pregnancies worldwide. PE development is thought to be multifactorial and to involve the dysregulation of microRNA (miR) expression. However, the precise mechanisms of PE development remain unclear. The present study aimed to illustrate the association between miR‑203 expression and PE development in samples of human placenta collected from mothers with (n=18) and without (n=20) PE. It was demonstrated that miR‑203 expression was significantly increased in the PE placenta compared with the normal placenta samples, while the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGFA) was decreased...
February 2, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Ting Zhong, Jiaxiang Chen, Yan Ling, Bei Yang, Xingxing Xie, Dainan Yu, Dalei Zhang, Jiexiu Ouyang, Haibin Kuang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Neuropathy target esterase (NTE, also known as neurotoxic esterase) is proven to deacylate phosphatidylcholine (PC) to glycerophosphocholine as a phospholipase B. Recently; studies showed that artificial phosphatidylserine/PC microvesicles can induce preeclampsia (PE)-like changes in pregnant mice. However, it is unclear whether NTE plays a key role in the pathology of PE, a pregnancy-related disease, which was characterized by deficient trophoblast invasion and reduced trophoblast-mediated remodeling of spiral arteries...
February 5, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Yasser Y Lenis, Gregory A Johnson, Xiaoqiu Wang, Wendy W Tang, Kathrin A Dunlap, M Carey Satterfield, Guoyao Wu, Thomas R Hansen, Fuller W Bazer
Background: Polyamines stimulate DNA transcription and mRNA translation for protein synthesis in trophectoderm cells, as well as proliferation and migration of cells; therefore, they are essential for development and survival of conceptuses (embryo/fetus and placenta). The ovine conceptus produces polyamines via classical and non-classical pathways. In the classical pathway, arginine (Arg) is transformed into ornithine, which is then decarboxylated by ornithine decarboxylase (ODC1) to produce putrescine which is the substrate for the production of spermidine and spermine...
2018: Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
Michiko Yamashita, Keiichi Kumasawa, Hitomi Nakamura, Tadashi Kimura
INTRODUCTION: Placenta previa is an abnormality in which the placenta covers the internal uterine os, and it can cause serious morbidity and mortality in both mother and fetus due to catastrophic hemorrhage. Some pregnant women recover from placenta previa due to a phenomenon called "migration." However, the mechanism of "migration" of the placenta has not been elucidated. METHODS: Human placentas were collected from patients with placenta previa and those with no abnormal placentation (control)...
January 30, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
F B Peter Wooding, David Osborn, Gary J Killian
INTRODUCTION: The unicellular trophoblast epithelium of all ruminants so far investigated contains 15-20% binucleate cells with numerous secretory granules. Electron microscope (EM) studies of the domesticated cow, ewe, goat and deer species have established that these BNC migrate out of the trophoblast epithelium to fuse with the apposed maternal uterine epithelial cells or derivative to form fetomaternal tissue throughout pregnancy. However there is one careful EM study of the trophoblast of a wild ruminant, the White-tail deer, which found the usual number of BNC but no evidence of any migration or fusion...
February 2018: Placenta
Mohammad Kazem Hosseini, Tuba Gunel, Ece Gumusoglu, Ali Benian, Kilic Aydinli
Early pregnancy loss (EPL), also termed early miscarriage, is determined as the unintentional expulsion of an embryo or fetus prior to the 12th week of gestation. EPL frequency is ~15% in pregnancies. Fetal development and growth is associate with placental function and vessel development; therefore, the placental genome would represent a useful miscarriage model for (epi)genetic and genomic studies. An important factor of placental development and function is epigenetic regulation of gene expression. microRNAs (miRNAs) are the primary epigenetic regulators which have an important role in placental development and function...
January 31, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Lianhua He, Chunfang Liu, Congcong Sun, Jingxia Wang, Kai Zhi, Danni Sun, Hui Wang, Qianqian Wang, Na Lin
Wu-tou decoction (WTD) is a classic traditional Chinese medicine formula and has been extensively used for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Previous reports indicates that WTD possesses anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive activities, and inhibits the development of arthritic joints and disease severity of collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) or adjuvant-induced rats; however, its action on angiogenesis of RA has not been clarified. The present study aims to determine the anti-angiogenic activity of WTD in CIA rats and in various angiogenesis models...
January 31, 2018: Rejuvenation Research
Christina Ly, Jonathan Ferrier, Jeremiah Gaudet, Julien Yockell-Lelièvre, John Thor Arnason, Andrée Gruslin, Shannon Bainbridge
Perturbations to extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cell migration and invasion are associated with the development of placenta-mediated diseases. Phytochemicals found in the lowbush blueberry plant (Vaccinium angustifolium) have been shown to influence cell migration and invasion in models of tumorigenesis and noncancerous, healthy cells, however never in EVT cells. We hypothesized that the phenolic compounds present in V. angustifolium leaf extract promote trophoblast migration and invasion. Using the HTR-8/SVneo human EVT cell line and Boyden chamber assays, the influence of V...
January 29, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Hua Li, Juilei Yao, Xingwen Chang, Jinting Wu, Tao Duan, Kai Wang
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-specific disorder that is the main cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Inadequate trophoblastic invasion and endothelial dysfunction in the placenta are considered the foundation of the pathogenesis of preeclampsia in which soluble endoglin (sEng) plays an antiangiogenic role in the development of PE. The leukemia inhibitory factor receptor (LIFR) has been widely studied and is highly involved in arterial injury in vivo and in the migration of cancer cells in vitro...
January 23, 2018: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
Lin Yu, Li-Yun Kuang, Fang He, Li-Li Du, Qiu-Lian Li, Wen Sun, Yan-Mei Zhou, Xiao-Mei Li, Xiu-Ying Li, Dun-Jin Chen
A growing body of evidence suggests that the dysregulation of long noncoding RNA is increasingly linked to many human diseases. Maternally expressed gene 3 ( MEG3) is one such gene thought to be affected. In the placenta of patients with preeclampsia, there is reduced expression of MEG3; however, its role and the mechanism involved are not clear. Therefore, we examined the expression of MEG3, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) markers (E-cadherin and N-cadherin), and TGF-β/smad signaling pathway genes ( TGF-β1, smad3, and smad7) in the placental tissues of 20 patients with preeclampsia and 20 healthy patients...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
Wen-Lin Chang, Ya-Wei Liu, Yan-Li Dang, Xiang-Xiang Jiang, Honglin Xu, Xing Huang, Yan-Ling Wang, Haibin Wang, Cheng Zhu, Li-Qun Xue, Hai-Yan Lin, Wenxiang Meng, Hongmei Wang
Proper differentiation of trophoblast cells in the human placenta is a prerequisite for a successful pregnancy, and dysregulation of this process may lead to malignant pregnancy outcomes, such as preeclampsia. Finding specific markers for different types of trophoblast cells is essential to understand trophoblast differentiation. Here we report that placenta-specific protein 8 (PLAC8) is specifically expressed in the interstitial extravillous trophoblast cells (iEVTs) on the fetomaternal interface. Utilizing model systems including placental villi-decidua co-culture, iEVTs induction by using primary trophoblast cells or explants, etc, we found that PLAC8 promotes invasion and migration of iEVTs...
January 18, 2018: Development
Leila Chimelli, Sheila Moura Pone, Elyzabeth Avvad-Portari, Zilton Farias Meira Vasconcelos, Andrea Araújo Zin, Daniela Prado Cunha, Nathalia Raposo Thompson, Maria Elisabeth Lopes Moreira, Clayton A Wiley, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone
During the Zika epidemic in Brazil, a baby was born at term with microcephaly and arthrogryposis. The mother had Zika symptoms at 10 weeks of gestation. At 17 weeks, ultrasound showed cerebral malformation and ventriculomegaly. At 24 weeks, the amniotic fluid contained ZIKV RNA and at birth, placenta and maternal blood were also positive using RT-qPCR. At birth the baby urine contained ZIKV RNA, whereas CSF at birth and urine at 17 days did not. Seizures started at 6 days. EEG was abnormal and CT scan showed cerebral atrophy, calcifications, lissencephaly, ventriculomegaly, and cerebellar hypoplasia...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Tian Gao, Mou Deng, Qian Wang
AIM: MicroRNAs (miRs) play an essential role in the modulation of trophoblast function. We explored miR-320a expression in the human placenta. In addition, we report the promising effect and target functional loop of miR-320a in trophoblasts. METHODS: MiR-320a expression was investigated in both pre-eclamptic and healthy placenta tissues by quantitative real time-polymerase chain reaction to determine how miR-320a affected invasion, proliferation and migration in trophoblasts...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Liang Wu, Wen-Yan Song, Ya Xie, Lin-Li Hu, Xiao-Man Hou, Rui Wang, Yang Gao, Jing-Na Zhang, Le Zhang, Wei-Wei Li, Cheng Zhu, Zhi-Ying Gao, Ying-Pu Sun
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-related disease that may cause maternal, neonatal and fetal morbidity and mortality and exists in 3-5% of pregnancies worldwide. The discovery of dysregulated microRNAs and their roles in placental development has provided a new avenue for elucidating the mechanism involved in this pregnancy-specific disorder. Here, the roles of human miR-181a-5p, a microRNA that is increased in both the plasma and placenta of severe pre-eclamptic patients, in invasion and migration of trophoblasts were investigated...
January 16, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Han-Sung Kwon, Ji Hyun Park, Han-Sung Hwang, In-Sook Sohn, Young-Han Kim, SiHyun Cho
DJ-1 ( PARK7) has been reported to be causative gene of Parkinson disease and also an oncogene. A loss in DJ-1 function can lead to cell death in neurodegenerative disease, or a gain of it can cause unregulated cell survival in cancer, respectively. DJ-1 protein is known to be expressed mainly in trophoblastic cells in the placenta with increased expression in the first trimester compared to later in term. However, its role in trophoblast regulation remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effect of DJ-1 regulation on a first trimester extravillous trophoblast cell line, HTR-8/SVneo...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
Ashish Jain, Toshihiko Ezashi, R Michael Roberts, Geetu Tuteja
Differentiated human embryonic stem cells (hESC) continue to provide a model for studying early trophoblast cells (TB), but many questions have been raised regarding their true identity. Therefore, we carried out a global and unbiased analysis on previously published transcriptomic profiles for hESC differentiated to TB by means of bone morphogenetic protein-4 and inhibitors of activin A and fibroblast growth factor-2 signaling (BAP treatment). Our results confirm that BAP treated hESC (ESCd) lack a mesoderm signature and are a subtype of placental cells unlike those present at term...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
Gong Shi-Peng, Chen Chun-Lin, Wu Huan, Meng Fan-Liang, Chen Yong-Ning, Zhang Ya-Di, Zhang Guang-Ping, Cai Ye-Ping
TMED2 is involved in morphogenesis of the mouse embryo and placenta. We found that expression of TMED2 was higher in epithelial ovarian cancer tissues than normal ovarian tissues. Silencing TMED2 decreased cell proliferation, migration, and invasion. Ectopic expression of TMED2 increased cell proliferation, migration and invasion. Silencing TMED2 inhibited ovarian cancer growth in mice. Silencing TMED2 inhibited IGF2/IGF1R/PI3K/Akt pathway. In agreement, ectopically expressed TMED2 activated IGF2/IGF1R/PI3K/Akt pathway...
November 7, 2017: Oncotarget
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