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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550453/exchange-of-genetic-sequences-between-viruses-and-hosts
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Robin A Weiss
Although genetic transfer between viruses and vertebrate hosts occurs less frequently than gene flow between bacteriophages and prokaryotes, it is extensive and has affected the evolution of both parties. With retroviruses, the integration of proviral DNA into chromosomal DNA can result in the activation of adjacent host gene expression and in the transduction of host transcripts into retroviral genomes as oncogenes. Yet in contrast to lysogenic phage, there is little evidence that viral oncogenes persist in a chain of natural transmission or that retroviral transduction is a significant driver of the horizontal spread of host genes...
May 28, 2017: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548952/bisphenol-a-exposure-promotes-htr-8-svneo-cell-migration-and-impairs-mouse-placentation-involving-upregulation-of-integrin-%C3%AE-1-and-mmp-9-and-stimulation-of-mapk-and-pi3k-signaling-pathways
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Xi Lan, Li-Juan Fu, Jun Zhang, Xue-Qing Liu, Hui-Jie Zhang, Xue Zhang, Ming-Fu Ma, Xue-Mei Chen, Jun-Lin He, Lian-Bing Li, Ying-Xiong Wang, Yu-Bin Ding
In this study, we investigated the effect of Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine-disrupting chemical, on the migration of human trophoblasts and mouse placentation by using the primary extravillous trophoblast (EVT) and its cell line HTR-8/SVneo, villous explant cultures, and pregnant mice. BPA increased EVT motility and the outgrowth of villous explants in a dose-dependent manner. BPA also increased the protein levels of integrin-β1 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 in human EVTs. Low-dose BPA (≤50 mg) increased the protein levels of MMP-9 and MMP-2 as well as integrin-β1 and integrin-α5 in mouse placenta and decreased the proportion of the labyrinth and spongiotrophoblast layers...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542561/impaired-functional-capacity-of-fetal-endothelial-cells-in-preeclampsia
#3
Lars Brodowski, Jennifer Burlakov, Sarah Hass, Constantin von Kaisenberg, Frauke von Versen-Höynck
OBJECTIVES: Preeclampsia is one of the main contributers to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality during pregnancy. A history of preeclampsia puts mother and offspring at an increased cardiovascular risk in later life. We hypothesized that at the time of birth functional impairments of fetal endothelial cells can be detected in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and that a therapeutic intervention using 1,25 (OH)2 vitamin D3 can reverse the adverse effects of preeclampsia on cell function...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534963/n-acetylglucosaminyltransferase-iva-promotes-invasion-of-choriocarcinoma
#4
Kimihiro Nishino, Eiko Yamamoto, Kaoru Niimi, Yoko Sekiya, Yoriko Yamashita, Fumitaka Kikkawa
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) results from the malignant transformation of placental trophoblasts which secrete human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as do normal placenta or hydatidiform mole. N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase IV (GnT-IV) is a glycosyltransferase which catalyses the formation of β1,4GlcNAc branches on the mannose core of N-glycans. Previous studies reported that β1,4GlcNAc branches on hCG were detected in GTN but not in normal pregnancy or hydatidiform mole. The aim of the present study was to understand the role of GnT-IVa in choriocarcinoma and find the target proteins for GnT-IVa glycosylation which contribute to the malignancy of choriocarcinoma...
May 23, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526753/altered-feto-placental-vascularization-feto-placental-malperfusion-and-fetal-growth-restriction-in-mice-with-egfl7-loss-of-function
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Lauretta A Lacko, Romulo Hurtado, Samantha Hinds, Michael G Poulos, Jason M Butler, Heidi Stuhlmann
EGFL7 is a secreted, angiogenic factor produced by embryonic endothelial cells. To understand its role in placental development, we established a novel Egfl7 knockout mouse. The mutant mice have gross defects in chorioallantoic branching morphogenesis and placental vascular patterning. Microangiography and 3D imaging revealed patchy perfusion of Egfl7(-/-) placentas marked by impeded blood conductance through sites of narrowed vessels. Consistent with poor feto-placental perfusion, Egfl7 knockout resulted in reduced placental weight and fetal growth restriction...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526501/hypoxia-modulates-cell-migration-and-proliferation-in-placenta-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Li Li, Prashant Kumar Jaiswal, Georges Makhoul, Rishi Jurakhan, Kaviyanka Selvasandran, Khalid Ridwan, Renzo Cecere
OBJECTIVES: For more than a decade, stem cells isolated from different tissues have been evaluated in cell therapy. Among them, the human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSCs) were investigated extensively in the treatment of myocardial infarction. Recently, the human placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hPD-MSCs), which are readily available from a biological waste, appear to be a viable alternative to hBM-MSCs. METHODS: C-X-C chemokine receptor type 4 (CXCR4) gene expression and localization were detected and validated in hPD-MSCs and hBM-MSCs via polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504918/sheep-placenta-cotyledons-a-noninvasive-source-of-ovine-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Iris Ribitsch, Souyet Chang-Rodriguez, Monika Egerbacher, Simone Gabner, Sinan Gueltekin, Johann Huber, Therese Schuster, Florien Jenner
Sheep are one of the most frequently used large animal models in stem cell research. However, minimal invasive or noninvasive sources of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in sheep are scarce. In the light of the principles of the 3Rs (reduce, refine, replace), it would therefore be desirable to identify a minimally invasive or noninvasive ovine MSC source. In humans, the chorionic villi of the placenta, which can be noninvasively harvested as part of the afterbirth, have been identified as a rich source of MSCs...
May 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502524/human-chorionic-villous-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-modify-the-effects-of-oxidative-stress-on-endothelial-cell-functions
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M H Abumaree, M Hakami, F M Abomaray, M A Alshabibi, B Kalionis, M A Al Jumah, A S AlAskar
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells derived from chorionic villi of human term placentae (pMSCs) produce a unique combination of molecules, which modulate important cellular functions of their target cells while concurrently suppressing their immune responses. These properties make MSCs advantageous candidates for cell-based therapy. Our first aim was to examine the effect of high levels of oxidative stress on pMSC functions. pMSCs were exposed to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and their ability to proliferate and adhere to an endothelial cell monolayer was determined...
May 4, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485101/alterted-slit2-robo1-signalling-is-linked-to-impaired-placentation-of-missed-and-threatened-miscarriage-in-early-pregnancy
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Ping Li, Yuxun Shi, Hanlin Shuai, Yanzhen Cai, Wenhui Lu, Guang Wang, Lufen Gao, Lijing Wang, Xiujun Fan, Xuesong Yang
AIMS: Two-thirds of early pregnancy failures present with the reduced trophoblast invasion, and SLIT2/ROBO1 signaling is considered to play an important role in trophoblast function during pregnancy. We investigated SLIT2/ROBO1 signaling associated with missed and threatened miscarriage during early gestation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Human placenta samples were collected from women with missed miscarriage (n=25), threatened miscarriage (n=22) and termination of pregnancy controls (n=32)...
May 9, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459460/magea1-interacts-with-fbxw7-and-regulates-ubiquitin-ligase-mediated-turnover-of-nicd1-in-breast-and-ovarian-cancer-cells
#10
J Zhao, Y Wang, C Mu, Y Xu, J Sang
Melanoma-associated antigen A1 (MAGEA1) is member of the MAGE gene family that is expressed in male germ line cells and placenta under normal physiological conditions. Although MAGEA1's expression levels have been evaluated as one of the cancer testis (CT) antigens for immunotherapy in melanoma and several other cancers, its functional role and signaling mechanisms are largely unknown. In this study, we examined the functional involvement and signaling mechanisms of MAGEA1 in breast and ovarian cancer cells...
May 1, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451775/variations-of-placental-migration-in-patients-with-early-third-trimester-malposition
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Kazufumi Haino, Keisuke Ishii, Masako Kanda, Asako Kanai, Shusaku Hayashi, Nobuaki Mitsuda
AIM: This study aimed to investigate the impact of placental migration on the definitive prepartum diagnosis of patients with placenta previa (PP) and low-lying placenta (LLP) after late preterm. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies with PP and LLP diagnosed at 30-33 weeks of gestation. We assessed the rate of changes in transvaginal ultrasonographic measurements of placental position during the period from 34 to 38 weeks of gestation...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427432/anti-human-platelet-antigen-hpa-1a-antibodies-may-affect-trophoblast-functions-crucial-for-placental-development-a-laboratory-study-using-an-in-vitro-model
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Mariana Eksteen, Gøril Heide, Heidi Tiller, Yan Zhou, Nora Hersoug Nedberg, Inigo Martinez-Zubiaurre, Anne Husebekk, Bjørn R Skogen, Tor B Stuge, Mette Kjær
BACKGROUND: Fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) is a bleeding disorder caused by maternal antibodies against paternal human platelet antigens (HPAs) on fetal platelets. Antibodies against HPA-1a are accountable for the majority of FNAIT cases. We have previously shown that high levels of maternal anti-HPA-1a antibodies are associated with clinically significant reduced birth weight in newborn boys. Chronic inflammatory placental lesions are associated with increased risk of reduced birth weight and have previously been reported in connection with FNAIT pregnancies...
April 21, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396316/extravillous-trophoblast-and-endothelial-cell-crosstalk-mediates-leukocyte-infiltration-to-the-early-remodeling-decidual-spiral-arteriole-wall
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Ruhul H Choudhury, Caroline E Dunk, Stephen J Lye, John D Aplin, Lynda K Harris, Rebecca L Jones
Decidual spiral arteriole (SpA) remodeling is essential to ensure optimal uteroplacental blood flow during human pregnancy, yet very little is known about the regulatory mechanisms. Uterine decidual NK (dNK) cells and macrophages infiltrate the SpAs and are proposed to initiate remodeling before colonization by extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs); however, the trigger for their infiltration is unknown. Using human first trimester placenta, decidua, primary dNK cells, and macrophages, we tested the hypothesis that EVTs activate SpA endothelial cells to secrete chemokines that have the potential to recruit maternal immune cells into SpAs...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382860/dysregulation-of-lncrnas-in-placenta-and-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
#14
Xuejing Song, Xiucui Luo, Quansheng Gao, Yuhuan Wang, Qing Gao, Wei Long
Preeclampsia, a gestational disease characterized by hypertension and proteinuria twenty weeks into pregnancy, is one of the leading causes of fetal and maternal mortality. Although multiple genetic and environmental factors are found to be related to the preeclampsia risk, the pathogenic pathways remain largely undefined. The placenta plays a critical role in the fetal development by carrying out the barrier, fetal-maternal exchange, and endocrine functions during pregnancy. Accumulated data indicated that the expression of multiple long noncoding RNA (LncRNA) is dysregulated in preeclamptic placentas...
April 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370966/zika-infection-and-the-development-of-neurological-defects
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REVIEW
Fabiele Baldino Russo, Patricia Jungmann, Patricia Cristina Baleeiro Beltrão-Braga
Starting with the outbreak in Brazil, Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been correlated with severe syndromes such as congenital Zika syndrome and Guillain-Barré syndrome. Here, we review the status of Zika virus pathogenesis in the central nervous system (CNS). One of the main concerns about ZIKV exposure during pregnancy is abnormal brain development, which results in microcephaly in newborns. Recent advances in in vitro research show that ZIKV can infect and obliterate cells from the CNS, such as progenitors, neurons, and glial cells...
June 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363468/donor-mesenchymal-stem-cells-home-to-maternal-wounds-after-transamniotic-stem-cell-therapy-trascet-in-a-rodent-model
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Christopher D Graham, Hester F Shieh, Joseph A Brazzo, David Zurakowski, Dario O Fauza
PURPOSE: Transamniotic stem cell therapy (TRASCET) with amniotic fluid-derived MSCs (afMSCs) has emerged experimentally as a practical treatment strategy for congenital anomalies. In this study, we sought to determine whether afMSCs migrate to the mother following TRASCET. METHODS: Pregnant rat dams were divided into three groups. Two groups received volume-matched injections into all amniotic cavities of either a suspension of afMSCs labeled with a luciferase reporter gene or the luciferase protein alone...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358847/alpha-1-antitrypsin-suppresses-oxidative-stress-in-preeclampsia-by-inhibiting-the-p38mapk-signaling-pathway-an-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
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Ya-Ling Feng, Yong-Xiang Yin, Jian Ding, Hua Yuan, Lan Yang, Jian-Juan Xu, Ling-Qin Hu
This present study was designed to investigate the effects of alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) on oxidative stress in preeclampsia (PE) by regulating p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38MAPK) signaling pathway. HTR8/SVneo cells were randomly assigned into normal, hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R), HR + AAT and HR + siRNA-AAT groups. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and Western blotting were used to detect the mRNA and protein expressions of p-p38MAPK, AAT, signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1) and activating transcription factor2 (ATF2)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332092/the-spectrum-of-neuropathological-changes-associated-with-congenital-zika-virus-infection
#18
Leila Chimelli, Adriana S O Melo, Elyzabeth Avvad-Portari, Clayton A Wiley, Aline H S Camacho, Vania S Lopes, Heloisa N Machado, Cecilia V Andrade, Dione C A Dock, Maria Elisabeth Moreira, Fernanda Tovar-Moll, Patricia S Oliveira-Szejnfeld, Angela C G Carvalho, Odile N Ugarte, Alba G M Batista, Melania M R Amorim, Fabiana O Melo, Thales A Ferreira, Jacqueline R L Marinho, Girlene S Azevedo, Jeime I B F Leal, Rodrigo F Madeiro da Costa, Stevens Rehen, Monica B Arruda, Rodrigo M Brindeiro, Rodrigo Delvechio, Renato S Aguiar, Amilcar Tanuri
A major concern associated with ZIKV infection is the increased incidence of microcephaly with frequent calcifications in infants born from infected mothers. To date, postmortem analysis of the central nervous system (CNS) in congenital infection is limited to individual reports or small series. We report a comprehensive neuropathological study in ten newborn babies infected with ZIKV during pregnancy, including the spinal cords and dorsal root ganglia (DRG), and also muscle, pituitaries, eye, systemic organs, and placentas...
March 22, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318555/regulation-of-the-prorenin-angiotensin-system-by-oxygen-and-mirnas-parallels-between-placentation-and-tumour-development
#19
Sarah J Delforce, Eugenie R Lumbers, Kirsty G Pringle
Tissue renin-angiotensin systems (RASs) are involved in tissue growth and development as they are important regulators of angiogenesis, cell proliferation and migration. The placental RAS is most highly expressed in early gestation, at a time when the oxygen tension within the conceptus is reduced, and plays a key role in placental growth and development. Similar to the placenta, tumour development relies on proliferation, angiogenesis and invasion in order to grow and metastasize. The RAS is known to be upregulated in a variety of solid tumours, including ovarian, endometrial, cervical, breast and prostate...
March 10, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292467/hoxa9-transcriptionally-regulates-the-ephb4-receptor-to-modulate-trophoblast-migration-and-invasion
#20
Xiaoping Liu, Xiaoxia Liu, Weifang Liu, Minglian Luo, Hui Tao, Di Wu, Yin Zhao, Li Zou
INTRODUCTION: Functional placenta formation is crucially dependent on extravillous trophoblast migration and invasion. EPHB4 has been identified to play a negative but important role in regulating trophoblast biological function, whereas the upstream regulation mechanism remains unknown. As reported, there is a transcriptional stimulation of EPHB4 expression consequent to HOXA9 activation in endothelial cells (ECs). Therefore, this study is conducted to investigate the role of HOXA9 and its relationship with EPHB4 in trophoblast cells...
March 2017: Placenta
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