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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335024/sex-differences-in-the-late-first-trimester-human-placenta-transcriptome
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Tania L Gonzalez, Tianyanxin Sun, Alexander F Koeppel, Bora Lee, Erica T Wang, Charles R Farber, Stephen S Rich, Lauren W Sundheimer, Rae A Buttle, Yii-Der Ida Chen, Jerome I Rotter, Stephen D Turner, John Williams, Mark O Goodarzi, Margareta D Pisarska
BACKGROUND: Development of the placenta during the late first trimester is critical to ensure normal growth and development of the fetus. Developmental differences in this window such as sex-specific variation are implicated in later placental disease states, yet gene expression at this time is poorly understood. METHODS: RNA-sequencing was performed to characterize the transcriptome of 39 first trimester human placentas using chorionic villi following genetic testing (17 females, 22 males)...
January 15, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329366/delineating-differential-regulatory-signatures-of-the-human-transcriptome-in-the-choriodecidua-and-myometrium-at-term-labor
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Sylvia Lui, Cyntia Duval, Farkhondeh Farrokhnia, Sylvie Girard, Lynda K Harris, Clare L Tower, Adam Stevens, Rebecca L Jones
Background: Preterm deliveries remain the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Current therapies target only myometrial contractions and are largely ineffective. As labor involves multiple coordinated events across maternal and fetal tissues, identifying fundamental regulatory pathways of normal term labor is vital to understanding successful parturition and consequently labor pathologies. We aimed to identify transcriptomic signatures of human normal term labor of two tissues: in the fetal-facing choriodecidua and the maternal myometrium...
January 10, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321036/maternal-engineered-nanomaterial-inhalation-during-gestation-alters-the-fetal-transcriptome
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P A Stapleton, Q A Hathaway, C E Nichols, A B Abukabda, M V Pinti, D L Shepherd, C R McBride, J Yi, V C Castranova, J M Hollander, T R Nurkiewicz
BACKGROUND: The integration of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) is well-established and widespread in clinical, commercial, and domestic applications. Cardiovascular dysfunctions have been reported in adult populations after exposure to a variety of ENM. As the diversity of these exposures continues to increase, the fetal ramifications of maternal exposures have yet to be determined. We, and others, have explored the consequences of ENM inhalation during gestation and identified many cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in the F1 generation...
January 10, 2018: Particle and Fibre Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317509/human-placental-syncytiotrophoblasts-restrict-toxoplasma-gondii-attachment-and-replication-and-respond-to-infection-by-producing-immunomodulatory-chemokines
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Stephanie E Ander, Elizabeth N Rudzki, Nitin Arora, Yoel Sadovsky, Carolyn B Coyne, Jon P Boyle
Toxoplasma gondii is a major source of congenital disease worldwide, but the cellular and molecular factors associated with its vertical transmission are largely unknown. In humans, the placenta forms the key interface between the maternal and fetal compartments and forms the primary barrier that restricts the hematogenous spread of microorganisms. Here, we utilized primary human trophoblast (PHT) cells isolated from full-term placentas and human midgestation chorionic villous explants to determine the mechanisms by which human trophoblasts restrict and respond to T...
January 9, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311229/integrated-analysis-of-proteomic-and-transcriptomic-data-highlights-late-fetal-muscle-maturation-process
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Valentin Voillet, Magali San Cristobal, Marie-Christine Pere, Yvon Billon, Laurianne Canario, Laurence Liaubet, Louis Lefaucheur
BACKGROUND: In pigs, the perinatal period is the most critical time for survival. Piglet maturation, which occurs at the end of gestation, leads to a state of full development after birth. Maturity is thus an important determinant of early survival. Skeletal muscle plays a key role in adaptation to extra-uterine life, e.g. motor function and thermoregulation. Progeny from two breeds with extreme neonatal mortality rates were analyzed at 90 and 110 days of gestation (dg). The Large White breed is a highly selected breed for lean growth with a high rate of mortality at birth, whereas the Chinese Meishan breed is fatter and more robust and has a low mortality rate...
January 8, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305255/comparative-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-maternal-peripheral-blood-and-monocytes-during-spontaneous-preterm-labor
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Alison G Paquette, Oksana Shynlova, Mark Kibschull, Nathan D Price, Stephen J Lye
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is the leading cause of newborn death worldwide, and is associated with significant cognitive and physiological challenges in later life. There is a pressing need to define the mechanisms that initiate spontaneous preterm labor , and for development of novel clinical biomarkers to identify high-risk pregnancies. Most preterm birth studies utilize fetal tissues, and there is limited understanding of the transcriptional changes that occur in mothers undergoing spontaneous preterm labor...
January 2, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282253/maturation-of-hematopoietic-stem-cells-from-prehematopoietic-stem-cells-is-accompanied-by-up-regulation-of-pd-l1
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Joanna Tober, Marijke M W Maijenburg, Yan Li, Long Gao, Brandon K Hadland, Peng Gao, Kodai Minoura, Irwin D Bernstein, Kai Tan, Nancy A Speck
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) mature from pre-HSCs that originate in the major arteries of the embryo. To identify HSCs from in vitro sources, it will be necessary to refine markers of HSCs matured ex vivo. We purified and compared the transcriptomes of pre-HSCs, HSCs matured ex vivo, and fetal liver HSCs. We found that HSC maturation in vivo or ex vivo is accompanied by the down-regulation of genes involved in embryonic development and vasculogenesis, and up-regulation of genes involved in hematopoietic organ development, lymphoid development, and immune responses...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279353/angiogenic-factor-imbalance-precedes-complement-deposition-in-placentae-of-the-bph-5-model-of-preeclampsia
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Jennifer L Sones, Audrey A Merriam, Angelina Seffens, Dex-Ann Brown-Grant, Scott D Butler, Anna M Zhao, Xinjing Xu, Carrie J Shawber, Jennifer K Grenier, Nataki C Douglas
Preeclampsia (PE), a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Although the etiology is unknown, PE is thought to be caused by defective implantation and decidualization in pregnancy. Pregnant blood pressure high (BPH)/5 mice spontaneously develop placentopathies and maternal features of human PE. We hypothesized that BPH/5 implantation sites have transcriptomic alterations. Next-generation RNA sequencing of implantation sites at peak decidualization, embryonic day (E)7...
December 26, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275859/microbiome-influences-prenatal-and-adult-microglia-in-a-sex-specific-manner
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Morgane Sonia Thion, Donovan Low, Aymeric Silvin, Jinmiao Chen, Pauline Grisel, Jonas Schulte-Schrepping, Ronnie Blecher, Thomas Ulas, Paola Squarzoni, Guillaume Hoeffel, Fanny Coulpier, Eleni Siopi, Friederike Sophie David, Claus Scholz, Foo Shihui, Josephine Lum, Arlaine Anne Amoyo, Anis Larbi, Michael Poidinger, Anne Buttgereit, Pierre-Marie Lledo, Melanie Greter, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Ido Amit, Marc Beyer, Joachim Ludwig Schultze, Andreas Schlitzer, Sven Pettersson, Florent Ginhoux, Sonia Garel
Microglia are embryonically seeded macrophages that contribute to brain development, homeostasis, and pathologies. It is thus essential to decipher how microglial properties are temporally regulated by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, such as sexual identity and the microbiome. Here, we found that microglia undergo differentiation phases, discernable by transcriptomic signatures and chromatin accessibility landscapes, which can diverge in adult males and females. Remarkably, the absence of microbiome in germ-free mice had a time and sexually dimorphic impact both prenatally and postnatally: microglia were more profoundly perturbed in male embryos and female adults...
December 21, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273781/altered-gene-expression-and-metabolism-in-fetal-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-correspond-with-differences-in-5-month-old-infant-adiposity-gain
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Peter R Baker, Zachary W Patinkin, Allison L B Shapiro, Becky A de la Houssaye, Rachel C Janssen, Lauren A Vanderlinden, Dana Dabelea, Jacob E Friedman
The intrauterine period is a critical time wherein developmental exposure can influence risk for chronic disease including childhood obesity. Using umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (uMSC) from offspring born to normal-weight and obese mothers, we tested the hypothesis that changes in infant body composition over the first 5 months of life correspond with differences in cellular metabolism and transcriptomic profiles at birth. Higher long-chain acylcarnitine concentrations, lipid transport gene expression, and indicators of oxidative stress in uMSC-adipocytes were related to higher adiposity at 5 months of age...
December 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246116/identification-of-sertoli-cell-specific-transcripts-in-the-mouse-testis-and-the-role-of-fsh-and-androgen-in-the-control-of-sertoli-cell-activity
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U Soffientini, D Rebourcet, M H Abel, S Lee, G Hamilton, P A Fowler, L B Smith, P J O'Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND: The Sertoli cells act to induce testis differentiation and subsequent development in fetal and post-natal life which makes them key to an understanding of testis biology. As a major step towards characterisation of factors involved in Sertoli cell function we have identified Sertoli cell-specific transcripts in the mouse testis and have used the data to identify Sertoli cell-specific transcripts altered in mice lacking follicle-stimulating hormone receptors (FSHRKO) and/or androgen receptors (AR) in the Sertoli cells (SCARKO)...
December 15, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237843/human-parvovirus-b19-utilizes-cellular-dna-replication-machinery-for-viral-dna-replication
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Wei Zou, Zekun Wang, Min Xiong, Aaron Yun Chen, Peng Xu, Safder S Ganaie, Yomna Badawi, Steve Kleiboeker, Hiroshi Nishimune, Shui Qing Ye, Jianming Qiu
Human parvovirus B19 (B19V) infection of human erythroid progenitor cells (EPCs) induces a DNA damage response and cell cycle arrest at late S phase, which facilitates viral DNA replication. However, it is not clear exactly which cellular factors are employed by this single-stranded DNA virus. Here, we used microarrays to systematically analyze the dynamic transcriptome of EPCs infected with B19V. We found that DNA metabolism, DNA replication, DNA repair, DNA damage response, cell cycle, and cell cycle arrest pathways were significantly regulated after B19V infection...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237021/human-specific-subcellular-compartmentalization-of-p-element-induced-wimpy-testis-like-piwil-granules-during-germ-cell-development-and-spermatogenesis
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Maria Gomes Fernandes, Nannan He, Fang Wang, Liesbeth Van Iperen, Cristina Eguizabal, Roberto Matorras, Bernard A J Roelen, Susana M Chuva De Sousa Lopes
STUDY QUESTION: What is the dynamics of expression of P-element induced wimpy testis-like (PIWIL) proteins in the germline during human fetal development and spermatogenesis? SUMMARY ANSWER: PIWIL1, PIWIL2, PIWIL3 and PIWIL4 were expressed in a sex-specific fashion in human germ cells (GC) during development and adulthood. PIWILs showed a mutually exclusive pattern of subcellular localization. PIWILs were present in the intermitochondrial cement and a single large granule in meiotic GC and their expression was different from that observed in mice, highlighting species-differences...
December 11, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233477/molecular-anatomy-of-the-developing-human-retina
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Akina Hoshino, Rinki Ratnapriya, Matthew J Brooks, Vijender Chaitankar, Matthew S Wilken, Chi Zhang, Margaret R Starostik, Linn Gieser, Anna La Torre, Mario Nishio, Olivia Bates, Ashley Walton, Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, Ian A Glass, Rachel O L Wong, Anand Swaroop, Thomas A Reh
Clinical and genetic heterogeneity associated with retinal diseases makes stem-cell-based therapies an attractive strategy for personalized medicine. However, we have limited understanding of the timing of key events in the developing human retina, and in particular the factors critical for generating the unique architecture of the fovea and surrounding macula. Here we define three key epochs in the transcriptome dynamics of human retina from fetal day (D) 52 to 136. Coincident histological analyses confirmed the cellular basis of transcriptional changes and highlighted the dramatic acceleration of development in the fovea compared with peripheral retina...
December 1, 2017: Developmental Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229852/regulatory-networks-specifying-cortical-interneurons-from-human-embryonic-stem-cells-reveal-roles-for-chd2-in-interneuron-development
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Kesavan Meganathan, Emily M A Lewis, Paul Gontarz, Shaopeng Liu, Edouard G Stanley, Andrew G Elefanty, James E Huettner, Bo Zhang, Kristen L Kroll
Cortical interneurons (cINs) modulate excitatory neuronal activity by providing local inhibition. During fetal development, several cIN subtypes derive from the medial ganglionic eminence (MGE), a transient ventral telencephalic structure. While altered cIN development contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders, the inaccessibility of human fetal brain tissue during development has hampered efforts to define molecular networks controlling this process. Here, we modified protocols for directed differentiation of human embryonic stem cells, obtaining efficient, accelerated production of MGE-like progenitors and MGE-derived cIN subtypes with the expected electrophysiological properties...
December 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202695/single-cell-rna-seq-analysis-reveals-dynamic-trajectories-during-mouse-liver-development
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Xianbin Su, Yi Shi, Xin Zou, Zhao-Ning Lu, Gangcai Xie, Jean Y H Yang, Chong-Chao Wu, Xiao-Fang Cui, Kun-Yan He, Qing Luo, Yu-Lan Qu, Na Wang, Lan Wang, Ze-Guang Han
BACKGROUND: The differentiation and maturation trajectories of fetal liver stem/progenitor cells (LSPCs) are not fully understood at single-cell resolution, and a priori knowledge of limited biomarkers could restrict trajectory tracking. RESULTS: We employed marker-free single-cell RNA-Seq to characterize comprehensive transcriptional profiles of 507 cells randomly selected from seven stages between embryonic day 11.5 and postnatal day 2.5 during mouse liver development, and also 52 Epcam-positive cholangiocytes from postnatal day 3...
December 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187810/conditional-loss-of-hoxa5-function-early-after-birth-impacts-on-expression-of-genes-with-synaptic-function
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Benoit Lizen, Charlotte Moens, Jinane Mouheiche, Thomas Sacré, Marie-Thérèse Ahn, Lucie Jeannotte, Ahmad Salti, Françoise Gofflot
Hoxa5 is a member of the Hox gene family that plays critical roles in successive steps of the central nervous system formation during embryonic and fetal development. In the mouse, Hoxa5 was recently shown to be expressed in the medulla oblongata and the pons from fetal stages to adulthood. In these territories, Hoxa5 transcripts are enriched in many precerebellar neurons and several nuclei involved in autonomic functions, while the HOXA5 protein is detected mainly in glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons. However, whether HOXA5 is functionally required in these neurons after birth remains unknown...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186436/transcriptome-profiling-of-fetal-klinefelter-testis-tissue-reveals-a-possible-involvement-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-gonocyte-maturation
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Sofia B Winge, Marlene D Dalgaard, Jacob M Jensen, Niels Graem, Mikkel H Schierup, Anders Juul, Ewa Rajpert-De Meyts, Kristian Almstrup
In humans, the most common sex chromosomal disorder is Klinefelter syndrome (KS), caused by the presence of one or more extra X-chromosomes. KS patients display a varying adult phenotype but usually present with azoospermia due to testicular degeneration, which accelerates at puberty. The timing of the germ cell loss and whether it is caused by dysgenetic fetal development of the testes is not known.We investigated 8 fetal KS testes and found a marked reduction in MAGE-A4-positive pre-spermatogonia compared to testes from 15 age-matched controls, indicating a failure of the gonocytes to differentiate into pre-spermatogonia...
November 24, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168871/probing-impaired-neurogenesis-in-human-brain-organoids-exposed-to-alcohol
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Yujuan Zhu, Li Wang, Fangchao Yin, Yue Yu, Yaqing Wang, Matthew J Shepard, Zhengping Zhuang, Jianhua Qin
The fetal brain is highly vulnerable to ethanol exposure, which can trigger various long-term neuronal disabilities and cognitive dysfunctions. However, a comprehensive understanding of fetal brain development under ethanol exposure is challenging due to the limitations of animal models. Here, we propose a human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-based 3D brain organoid model, and explore the mechanisms underlying neural dysfunctions in prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) in vitro. Brain organoids were examined to resemble brain organogenesis in vivo at early stages during gestation, with specific features of neuronal differentiation, brain regionalization, and cortical organization...
November 23, 2017: Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences From Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168801/the-histone-code-reader-spin1-controls-skeletal-muscle-development
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Holger Greschik, Delphine Duteil, Nadia Messaddeq, Dominica Willmann, Laura Arrigoni, Manuela Sum, Manfred Jung, Daniel Metzger, Thomas Manke, Thomas Günther, Roland Schüle
While several studies correlated increased expression of the histone code reader Spin1 with tumor formation or growth, little is known about physiological functions of the protein. We generated Spin1(M5) mice with ablation of Spin1 in myoblast precursors using the Myf5-Cre deleter strain. Most Spin1(M5) mice die shortly after birth displaying severe sarcomere disorganization and necrosis. Surviving Spin1(M5) mice are growth-retarded and exhibit the most prominent defects in soleus, tibialis anterior, and diaphragm muscle...
November 23, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
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