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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057738/a-population-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-derives-from-gata4-expressing-progenitors-located-in-the-placenta-and-lateral-mesoderm-of-mice
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Ana Cañete, Rita Carmona, Laura Ariza, Maria Jose Sanchez, Anabel Rojas, Ramon Muñoz-Chápuli
GATA transcription factors are expressed in mesoderm and endoderm during development. GATA1-3, but not GATA4, are critically involved in hematopoiesis. An enhancer (G2) of the mouse Gata4 gene directs its expression throughout the lateral mesoderm and the allantois, beginning at E7.5, becoming restricted to the septum transversum by E10.5, and disappearing by midgestation. We have studied the developmental fate of the G2-Gata4 cell lineage using a G2-Gata4Cre;R26REYFP mouse line. We found a substantial number of YFP+ hematopoietic cells of lymphoid, myeloid and erythroid lineages in embryos...
January 5, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049636/verification-of-a-maternal-fetal-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-model-for-passive-placental-permeability-drugs
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Zufei Zhang, Jashvant D Unadkat
Fetal exposure to drugs cannot be readily estimated from single time point cord blood sampling at the time of delivery. Therefore, we developed a physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) model to estimate fetal drug exposure throughout pregnancy. Here we report verification of this novel maternal-fetal physiologically-based pharmacokinetic (m-f-PBPK) model for drugs that passively diffuse across the placenta and are not metabolized/transported there. Our recently built m-f-PBPK model was populated with gestational age-dependent changes in maternal drug disposition and maternal-fetal physiology...
January 3, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034657/failure-of-physiologic-transformation-of-spiral-arteries-endothelial-and-trophoblast-cell-activation-and-acute-atherosis-in-the-basal-plate-of-the-placenta
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Carlos A Labarrere, Hector L Dicarlo, Elaine Bammerlin, James W Hardin, Yeon M Kim, Piya Chaemsaithong, David M Haas, Ghassan S Kassab, Roberto Romero
BACKGROUND: Failure of physiologic transformation of spiral arteries has been reported in preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, fetal death, and spontaneous preterm labor with intact or ruptured membranes. Spiral arteries with failure of physiologic transformation are prone to develop atherosclerotic-like lesions of atherosis. There are striking parallels between preeclampsia and atherosclerotic disease, and between lesions of atherosis and atherosclerosis. Endothelial activation, identified by intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) expression, is present in atherosclerotic-like lesions of heart transplantation, and is considered a manifestation of rejection...
December 26, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031147/review-effects-of-maternal-micronutrient-supplementation-on-placental-function
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Kerry Richard, Olivia Holland, Kelly Landers, Jessica J Vanderlelie, Pierre Hofstee, James S M Cuffe, Anthony V Perkins
Pregnancy is a physiological challenge that may require additional nutritional support. Suboptimal micronutrient intakes and micronutrient deficiencies during pregnancy are a global problem, often leading to poor maternal and child outcomes. Micronutrient supplementation is commonly recommended during pregnancy to support and enhance maternal metabolism. Recent studies suggest that the use of multiple micronutrient supplements may be of benefit during a normal pregnancy and may significantly reduce the risk of preeclampsia, preterm delivery, gestational diabetes, and improve pregnancy outcomes...
December 20, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030762/placental-proteomics-provides-insights-into-pathophysiology-of-pre-eclampsia-and-predicts-possible-markers-in-plasma
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Sheon Mary, Mahesh J Kulkarni, Dipankar Malakar, Sadhana R Joshi, Savita S Mehendale, Ashok P Giri
Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive disorder characterized by the new onset of hypertension >140/90 mmHg and proteinuria after the 20th week of gestation. The disorder is multi-factorial and originates with abnormal placentation. Comparison of the placental proteome of normotensive (n=25) and pre-eclamptic (n=25) patients by gel-free proteomic techniques, identified a total of 2145 proteins in the placenta of which 180 were differentially expressed (>1.3 fold, p<0.05). Gene ontology enrichment analysis of biological process suggested that the differentially expressed proteins belonged to various physiological processes such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, oxidative stress, hypoxia, placental development, which are implicated in the pathophysiology of pre-eclampsia...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027955/oxytocin-pathways-in-the-intergenerational-transmission-of-maternal-early-life-stress
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Philipp Toepfer, Christine Heim, Sonja Entringer, Elisabeth Binder, Pathik Wadhwa, Claudia Buss
Severe stress in early life, such as childhood abuse and neglect, constitutes a major risk factor in the etiology of psychiatric disorders and somatic diseases. Importantly, these long-term effects may impact the next generation. The intergenerational transmission of maternal early life stress (ELS) may occur via pre-and postnatal pathways, such as alterations in maternal-fetal-placental stress physiology, maternal depression during pregnancy and postpartum, as well as impaired mother-offspring interactions...
December 24, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024805/review-placental-mitochondrial-function-and-structure-in-gestational-disorders
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Olivia Holland, Marloes Dekker Nitert, Linda A Gallo, Meliha Vejzovic, Joshua J Fisher, Anthony V Perkins
The aetiology of many gestational disorders is still unknown. However, insufficient trans-placental nutrient and oxygen transfer due to abnormal placentation is characteristic of several pathologies, and may alter the function of placental mitochondria. Mitochondria are multifunctional organelles that respond to a wide range of stimuli - such as physiological changes in cellular energy demands or various pathologies - by reshaping via fusion or fission, increasing/decreasing in number, altering oxidative phosphorylation, and signalling cellular functions such as apoptosis...
December 14, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017357/review-the-role-of-multiple-placental-glucocorticoid-receptor-isoforms-in-adapting-to-the-maternal-environment-and-regulating-fetal-growth
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V L Clifton, J Cuffe, K M Moritz, T J Cole, P J Fuller, N Z Lu, S Kumar, S Chong, Z Saif
The physiological mechanisms that confer different outcomes in morbidity and mortality of the fetus exposed to stressful environments may be driven by significant differences in the expression and function of the placental glucocorticoid receptor (GR). The recent discovery that the placenta contains at least 8 different isoforms of the GR raises questions about the regulation and physiological relevance of the many GR variants expressed in the placenta. The current data also highlights that individual differences in glucocorticoid sensitivity, variations in the effect of different complications of pregnancy on birth outcomes and sex differences in the response to stress, may all be dependent on a specific GR isoform expression profile...
December 19, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009471/interference-of-steroidogenesis-by-gold-nanorod-core-silver-shell-nanostructures-implications-for-reproductive-toxicity-of-silver-nanomaterials
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Xiumei Jiang, Liming Wang, Yinglu Ji, Jinglong Tang, Xin Tian, Mingjing Cao, Jingxuan Li, Shuying Bi, Xiaochun Wu, Chunying Chen, Jun-Jie Yin
As a widely used nanomaterial in daily life, silver nanomaterials may cause great concern to female reproductive system as they are found to penetrate the blood-placental barrier and gain access to the ovary. However, it is largely unknown about how silver nanomaterials influence ovarian physiology and functions such as hormone production. This study performs in vitro toxicology study of silver nanomaterials, focusing especially on cytotoxicity and steroidogenesis and explores their underlying mechanisms. This study exposes primary rat granulosa cells to gold nanorod core/silver shell nanostructures (Au@Ag NRs), and compares outcomes with cells exposed to gold nanorods...
December 23, 2016: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992069/an-effective-placental-cotyledons-proteins-extraction-method-for-2d-gel-electrophoresis
#10
Niu J Tan, Leona D J Daim, Amilia A M Jamil, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Karuppiah Thilakavathy
Effective protein extraction is essential especially in producing a well-resolved proteome on 2D-gels. A well-resolved placental cotyledon proteome, with good reproducibility, have allowed researchers to study the proteins underlying the physiology and pathophysiology of pregnancy. The aim of this study is to determine the best protein extraction protocol for the extraction of protein from placental cotyledons tissues for a two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2D-GE). Based on widely used protein extraction strategies, twelve different extraction methodologies were carefully selected, which included one chemical extraction, two mechanical extraction coupled protein precipitations, and nine chemical extraction coupled protein precipitations...
December 19, 2016: Electrophoresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988927/cardiac-remodelling-in-a-baboon-model-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction-mimics-accelerated-ageing
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Anderson H Kuo, Cun Li, Jinqi Li, Hillary F Huber, Peter W Nathanielsz, Geoffrey D Clarke
KEY POINTS: Rodent models of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) successfully identify mechanisms that can lead to short-term and long-term detrimental cardiomyopathies but differences between rodent and human cardiac physiology and placental-fetal development indicate a need for models in precocial species for translation to human development. We developed a baboon model for IUGR studies using a moderate 30% global calorie restriction of pregnant mothers and used cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate offspring heart function in early adulthood...
November 6, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939894/fetal-maternal-communication-via-extracellular-vesicles-implications-for-complications-of-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Stefanie Adam, Omar Elfeky, Vyjayanthi Kinhal, Suchismita Dutta, Andrew Lai, Nanthini Jayabalan, Zarin Nuzhat, Carlos Palma, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon
The maternal physiology experiences numerous changes during pregnancy which are essential in controlling and maintaining maternal metabolic adaptations and fetal development. The human placenta is an organ that serves as the primary interface between the maternal and fetal circulation, thereby supplying the fetus with nutrients, blood and oxygen through the umbilical cord. During gestation, the placenta continuously releases several molecules into maternal circulation, including hormones, proteins, RNA and DNA...
December 5, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937072/altered-expression-of-g1-s-phase-cell-cycle-regulators-in-placental-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-derived-from-preeclamptic-pregnancies-with-fetal-placental-compromise
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Anna Maria Nuzzo, Domenica Giuffrida, Bianca Masturzo, Paolo Mele, Ettore Piccoli, Carola Eva, Tullia Todros, Alessandro Rolfo
Herein, we evaluated whether Placental Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (PDMSCs) derived from normal and Preeclamptic (PE) placentae presented differences in the expression of G1/S-phase regulators p16(INK4A), p18(INK4C), CDK4 and CDK6. Finally, we investigated normal and PE-PDMSCs paracrine effects on JunB, Cyclin D1, p16(INK4A), p18(INK4C), CDK4 and CDK6 expressions in physiological term villous explants. PDMSCs were isolated from physiological (n = 20) and PE (n = 24) placentae. Passage three normal and PE-PDMSC and conditioned media (CM) were collected after 48h...
December 12, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931097/novel-chlorinated-polyfluorinated-ether-sulfonates-and-legacy-per-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-placental-transfer-and-relationship-with-serum-albumin-and-glomerular-filtration-rate
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Yitao Pan, Yingshuang Zhu, Tongzhang Zheng, Qianqian Cui, Stephen L Buka, Bin Zhang, Yong Guo, Wei Xia, Leo W Y Yeung, Yuanyuan Li, Aifen Zhou, Lin Qiu, Hongxiu Liu, Minmin Jiang, Chuansha Wu, Shunqing Xu, Jiayin Dai
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) may cross the placental barrier and lead to fetal exposure. However, little is known about the factors that influence maternal-fetal transfer of these chemicals. PFAS concentrations were analyzed in 100 paired samples of human maternal sera collected in each trimester and cord sera at delivery; these samples were collected in Wuhan, China, 2014. Linear regression was used to estimate associations of transfer efficiencies with factors. Chlorinated polyfluorinated ether sulfonates (Cl-PFAESs, 6:2 and 8:2) were frequently detected (>99%) in maternal and cord sera...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925305/extracellular-matrix-in-epitheliochorial-endotheliochorial-and-haemochorial-placentation-and-its-potential-application-for-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
Ara da Anunciação, A M Mess, D Orechio, B A Aguiar, P O Favaron, M A Miglino
A placenta is defined as structural approximation of maternal and foetal tissues to perform physiological exchange. Associated processes of differentiation and the establishment of its cells take place within the extracellular matrix (ECM) that provides a rich environment of collagens, fibronectins, cytokines and other components. Placental ECM is promising for tissue regeneration purposes, because it has immune tolerance capacities that may cause only minimal rejections of transplants with immunological differences between donor and recipient...
December 7, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916805/roles-of-microrna-across-prenatal-and-postnatal-periods
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REVIEW
Ilaria Floris, Jamie D Kraft, Illimar Altosaar
Communication between mother and offspring in mammals starts at implantation via the maternal-placental-fetal axis, and continues postpartum via milk targeted to the intestinal mucosa. MicroRNAs (miRNAs), short, noncoding single-stranded RNAs, of about 22 nucleotides in length, are actively involved in many developmental and physiological processes. Here we highlight the role of miRNA in the dynamic signaling that guides infant development, starting from implantation of conceptus and persisting through the prenatal and postnatal periods...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871470/the-function-of-mir-519d-in-cell-migration-invasion-and-proliferation-suggests-a-role-in-early-placentation
#17
REVIEW
Lan Xie, Yoel Sadovsky
The processes of proliferation, migration, and invasion of extravillous trophoblasts are critical for placental implantation and early development, and directly influence pregnancy outcome. Dysregulation of these processes has been associated with placental dysfunction, implicated in clinical conditions such as preeclampsia and placental accreta. Among diverse microRNA (miRNA) species that are expressed in placental trophoblasts, members of the chromosome 19 miRNA cluster (C19MC) stand out in their nearly exclusive expression in the placenta...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871462/placental-expression-of-dna-methyltransferase-1-dnmt1-gender-specific-relation-with-human-placental-growth
#18
A Mukhopadhyay, G Ravikumar, H Meraaj, P Dwarkanath, A Thomas, J Crasta, T Thomas, A V Kurpad, T S Sridhar
AIMS: Placental physiology and morphology is critically regulated by DNA methylation. As such, placental global DNA methylation and transcript abundance of placental DNA methyltransferases (DNMT1 and DNMT3A) may relate to placental and fetal growth in human pregnancies. We aimed to test correlations of human fetoplacental parameters and birth weight with the placental expression of DNA methyltransferases (DNMT1 and DNMT3A) and placental global methylation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Placentae (n = 109) were collected from small- (SGA) and appropriate- (AGA) for gestational age full-term singleton pregnancies (n = 56 SGA and 53 AGA)...
December 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867409/the-postpartum-ultrasound-scan
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REVIEW
Aslı Üçyiğit, Jemma Johns
Ultrasound assessment of the postpartum uterus has a significant role to play in the evaluation of a large proportion of symptomatic puerperal women. Often the imaging modality of choice for excluding retained placental tissue, correct application of postpartum ultrasound could enable more accurate identification of women requiring surgical intervention, with consequent reduction in patient morbidity and clinical workload. This article aims to review the current understanding and application of ultrasound in the puerperium and evaluate the current evidence investigating the physiological and pathological findings of the postpartum uterus and its contents...
August 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865621/menaquinone-4-vitamin-k2-up-regulates-expression-of-human-intestinal-alkaline-phosphatase-in-caco-2-cells
#20
Seiko Noda, Asako Yamada, Rieko Tanabe, Kanae Nakaoka, Takayuki Hosoi, Masae Goseki-Sone
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) hydrolyzes several monophosphate esters into inorganic acid and alcohol. In humans, 4 kinds of ALP isozymes have been identified: tissue-nonspecific ALP, intestinal ALP, placental ALP, and germ cell ALP. Intestinal ALP is expressed at a high concentration in the brush border membrane of intestinal epithelial cells and is known to be affected by several kinds of nutrients, such as lipids, but the physiological function of intestinal ALP has remained elusive. Vitamin K is an essential cofactor for the posttranslational carboxylation of glutamate residues into γ-carboxy glutamate...
November 2016: Nutrition Research
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