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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141958/dna-methylation-defines-regional-identity-of-human-intestinal-epithelial-organoids-and-undergoes-dynamic-changes-during-development
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Judith Kraiczy, Komal M Nayak, Kate J Howell, Alexander Ross, Jessica Forbester, Camilla Salvestrini, Roxana Mustata, Sally Perkins, Amanda Andersson-Rolf, Esther Leenen, Anke Liebert, Ludovic Vallier, Philip C Rosenstiel, Oliver Stegle, Gordon Dougan, Robert Heuschkel, Bon-Kyoung Koo, Matthias Zilbauer
OBJECTIVE: Human intestinal epithelial organoids (IEOs) are increasingly being recognised as a highly promising translational research tool. However, our understanding of their epigenetic molecular characteristics and behaviour in culture remains limited. DESIGN: We performed genome-wide DNA methylation and transcriptomic profiling of human IEOs derived from paediatric/adult and fetal small and large bowel as well as matching purified human gut epithelium. Furthermore, organoids were subjected to in vitro differentiation and genome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology...
November 15, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113465/porcine-neural-progenitor-cells-derived-from-tissue-at-different-gestational-ages-can-be-distinguished-by-global-transcriptome
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Jing Yang, Steven Menges, Ping Gu, Ronald Tongbai, Melissa Samuel, Randall S Prather, Henry Klassen
The impact of gestational age on mammalian neural progenitor cells is potentially important for both an understanding of neural development and the selection of donor cells for novel cell-based treatment strategies. In terms of the latter, it can be problematic to rely entirely on rodent models in which the gestational period is significantly shorter and the brain much smaller than is the case in humans. Here, we analyzed pig brain progenitor cells (pBPCs) harvested at 2 different gestational ages (E45 and E60) using gene expression profiles, obtained by microarray analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), across time in culture...
September 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109696/low-dose-alkylphenol-exposure-promotes-mammary-epithelium-alterations-and-transgenerational-developmental-defects-but-does-not-enhance-tumorigenic-behavior-of-breast-cancer-cells
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Clémence Chamard-Jovenin, Charlène Thiebaut, Amand Chesnel, Emmanuel Bresso, Chloé Morel, Malika Smail-Tabbone, Marie-Dominique Devignes, Taha Boukhobza, Hélène Dumond
Fetal and neonatal exposure to long-chain alkylphenols has been suspected to promote breast developmental disorders and consequently to increase breast cancer risk. However, disease predisposition from developmental exposures remains unclear. In this work, human MCF-10A mammary epithelial cells were exposed in vitro to a low dose of a realistic (4-nonylphenol + 4-tert-octylphenol) mixture. Transcriptome and cell-phenotype analyses combined to functional and signaling network modeling indicated that long-chain alkylphenols triggered enhanced proliferation, migration ability, and apoptosis resistance and shed light on the underlying molecular mechanisms which involved the human estrogen receptor alpha 36 (ERα36) variant...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097150/prenatal-bisphenol-a-bpa-exposure-alters-the-transcriptome-of-the-neonate-rat-amygdala-in-a-sex-specific-manner-a-clarity-bpa-consortium-study
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Sheryl E Arambula, Dereje Jima, Heather B Patisaul
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely recognized endocrine disruptor prevalent in many household items. Because experimental and epidemiological data suggest links between prenatal BPA exposure and altered affective behaviors in children, even at levels below the current US FDA No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL) of 5mg/kg body weight (bw)/day, there is concern that early life exposure may alter neurodevelopment. The current study was conducted as part of the CLARITY-BPA (Consortium Linking Academic and Regulatory Insights on BPA Toxicity) program and examined the full amygdalar transcriptome on postnatal day (PND) 1, with the hypothesis that prenatal BPA exposure would alter the expression of genes and pathways fundamental to sex-specific affective behaviors...
October 28, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091949/involvement-of-the-enteroendocrine-system-in-intestinal-obstruction
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Quentin Ballouhey, Laurence Richard, Laurent Fourcade, Ines Ben Rhaiem, Jean Michel Vallat, Franck Sturtz, Sylvie Bourthoumieu
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal atresia, a rare congenital condition, is often associated with intestinal motility disorders despite adequate neonatal surgery. Previous studies have focused on changes in the enteric nervous system (ENS). We hypothesized that other components of the digestive tract could be involved in this condition. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a rat model of surgically-induced intestinal obstruction, a transcriptome analysis was performed to measure the global gene expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061162/whole-transcriptome-analysis-of-human-erythropoietic-cells-during-ontogenesis-suggests-a-role-of-vegfa-gene-as-modulator-of-fetal-hemoglobin-and-pharmacogenomic-biomarker-of-treatment-response-to-hydroxyurea-in-%C3%AE-type-hemoglobinopathy-patients
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Vasiliki Chondrou, Petros Kolovos, Argyro Sgourou, Alexandra Kourakli, Alexia Pavlidaki, Vlasia Kastrinou, Anne John, Argiris Symeonidis, Bassam R Ali, Adamantia Papachatzopoulou, Theodora Katsila, George P Patrinos
BACKGROUND: Human erythropoiesis is characterized by distinct gene expression profiles at various developmental stages. Previous studies suggest that fetal-to-adult hemoglobin switch is regulated by a complex mechanism, in which many key players still remain unknown. Here, we report our findings from whole transcriptome analysis of erythroid cells, isolated from erythroid tissues at various developmental stages in an effort to identify distinct molecular signatures of each erythroid tissue...
October 23, 2017: Human Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056891/polygala-tenuifolia-extract-inhibits-lipid-accumulation-in-3t3-l1-adipocytes-and-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mouse-model-and-affects-hepatic-transcriptome-and-gut-microbiota-profiles
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Chun-Chung Wang, Jui-Hung Yen, Yi-Cheng Cheng, Chia-Yu Lin, Cheng-Ta Hsieh, Rung-Jiun Gau, Shu-Jiau Chiou, Hwan-You Chang
Obesity, the excessive accumulation of lipids in the body, is closely associated with many prevalent human disorders. Continued efforts to identify plant extracts that exhibit anti-obesity effects have drawn much attention. This study investigated whether a Polygala tenuifolia extract (PTE) possesses anti-obesity activity and how PTE may affect liver gene expression and gut microbiota. We used 3T3-L1 adipocytes and a high-fat diet-induced obese mouse model to determine the effects of PTE on lipid accumulation...
2017: Food & Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049012/transcriptome-profiling-uncovers-potential-common-mechanisms-in-fetal-trisomies-18-and-21
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Marija Volk, Aleš Maver, Alenka Hodžić, Luca Lovrečić, Borut Peterlin
Human trisomies have recently been investigated using transcriptomics approaches to identify the gene expression (GE) signatures characteristic of each of these specific aneuploidy conditions. We hypothesized that the viability of cells with gross genomic imbalances might be associated with the activation of resilience mechanisms that are common to different trisomies and that are reflected by specific shared GE patterns. We report in this article our microarray GE analyses of amniocytes from fetuses with viable trisomy conditions, trisomy 21 or trisomy 18, to detect such common expression signatures...
October 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036922/microrna-and-mrna-dysregulation-in-astrocytes-infected-with-zika-virus
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Robert A Kozak, Anna Majer, Mia J Biondi, Sarah J Medina, Lee W Goneau, Babu V Sajesh, Jessy A Slota, Vanessa Zubach, Alberto Severini, David Safronetz, Shannon L Hiebert, Daniel R Beniac, Timothy F Booth, Stephanie A Booth, Gary P Kobinger
The Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic is an ongoing public health concern. ZIKV is a flavivirus reported to be associated with microcephaly, and recent work in animal models demonstrates the ability of the virus to cross the placenta and affect fetal brain development. Recent findings suggest that the virus preferentially infects neural stem cells and thereby deregulates gene expression, cell cycle progression, and increases cell death. However, neuronal stem cells are not the only brain cells that are susceptible to ZIKV and infection of other brain cells may contribute to disease progression...
October 14, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021611/spatial-detection-of-fetal-marker-genes-expressed-at-low-level-in-adult-human-heart-tissue
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Michaela Asp, Fredrik Salmén, Patrik L Ståhl, Sanja Vickovic, Ulrika Felldin, Marie Löfling, José Fernandez Navarro, Jonas Maaskola, Maria J Eriksson, Bengt Persson, Matthias Corbascio, Hans Persson, Cecilia Linde, Joakim Lundeberg
Heart failure is a major health problem linked to poor quality of life and high mortality rates. Hence, novel biomarkers, such as fetal marker genes with low expression levels, could potentially differentiate disease states in order to improve therapy. In many studies on heart failure, cardiac biopsies have been analyzed as uniform pieces of tissue with bulk techniques, but this homogenization approach can mask medically relevant phenotypes occurring only in isolated parts of the tissue. This study examines such spatial variations within and between regions of cardiac biopsies...
October 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993898/dynamic-transcriptomic-analysis-in-hircine-longissimus-dorsi-muscle-from-fetal-to-neonatal-development-stages
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Siyuan Zhan, Wei Zhao, Tianzeng Song, Yao Dong, Jiazhong Guo, Jiaxue Cao, Tao Zhong, Linjie Wang, Li Li, Hongping Zhang
Muscle growth and development from fetal to neonatal stages consist of a series of delicately regulated and orchestrated changes in expression of genes. In this study, we performed whole transcriptome profiling based on RNA-Seq of caprine longissimus dorsi muscle tissue obtained from prenatal stages (days 45, 60, and 105 of gestation) and neonatal stage (the 3-day-old newborn) to identify genes that are differentially expressed and investigate their temporal expression profiles. A total of 3276 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) were identified (Q value < 0...
October 9, 2017: Functional & Integrative Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972038/comparative-transcriptome-and-histological-analyses-provide-insights-into-the-prenatal-skin-pigmentation-in-goat-capra-hircus
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Hangxing Ren, Gaofu Wang, Jing Jiang, Jie Li, Lin Fu, Liangjia Liu, Nianfu Li, Jinhong Zhao, Xiaoyan Sun, Li Zhang, Haiyan Zhang, Peng Zhou
The Youzhou dark goat is the natural mutant characterizing the dark skin of whole body including the visible mucous membranes. In the present study, we characterized 100-day-old fetal skin at the histomorphological and transcriptomic levels in dark-skinned (Youzhou Dark goat) and white-skinned (Yudong White goat) goats using deep RNA-sequencing, qPCR, and histological methods. Histological analysis indicated that there were marked differences in both melanin distribution and epidermal ultrastructure between the hyperpigmented and normal skin in two breeds of goat...
September 29, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962704/cigarette-smoke-condensate-affects-the-retinoid-pathway-in-human-amnion
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Marion Rouzaire, Aurélie Comptour, Corinne Belville, Damien Bouvier, Vincent Sapin, Denis Gallot, Loïc Blanchon
INTRODUCTION: The preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) is a frequent pathology responsible of more than 30% of preterm births. Tobacco smoking is one of the most frequently described risk factors identified and contributes to the pre term weakening of fetal membranes. As previously demonstrated, all-trans retinoic acid (atRA) regulates several genes involved in the extracellular matrix dynamics, an essential actor in fetal membrane ruptures. We hypothesized that cigarette smoke may affect this pathway in human amnion...
October 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948973/gestational-diabetes-exacerbates-maternal-immune-activation-effects-in-the-developing-brain
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K M Money, T L Barke, A Serezani, M Gannon, K A Garbett, D M Aronoff, K Mirnics
Maternal inflammation and diabetes increase the risk for psychiatric disorders in offspring. We hypothesized that these co-occurring risk factors may potentiate each other. To test this, we maternally exposed developing mice in utero to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and/or maternal immune activation (MIA). Fetal mouse brains were exposed to either vehicle, GDM, MIA or GDM+MIA. At gestational day (GD) 12.5, GDM produced a hyperglycemic, hyperleptinemic maternal state, whereas MIA produced significant increases in proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines...
September 26, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928204/bone-morphogenetic-protein-and-retinoic-acid-synergistically-specify-female-germ-cell-fate-in-mice
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Hidetaka Miyauchi, Hiroshi Ohta, So Nagaoka, Fumio Nakaki, Kotaro Sasaki, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Yukihiro Yabuta, Tomonori Nakamura, Takuya Yamamoto, Mitinori Saitou
The mechanism for sex determination in mammalian germ cells remains unclear. Here, we reconstitute the female sex determination in mouse germ cells in vitro under a defined condition without the use of gonadal somatic cells. We show that retinoic acid (RA) and its key effector, STRA8, are not sufficient to induce the female germ-cell fate. In contrast, bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and RA synergistically induce primordial germ cells (PGCs)/PGC-like cells (PGCLCs) derived from embryonic stem cells (ESCs) into fetal primary oocytes...
November 2, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918081/developmental-alcohol-exposure-impairs-synaptic-plasticity-without-overtly-altering-microglial-function-in-mouse-visual-cortex
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Elissa L Wong, Nina M Lutz, Victoria A Hogan, Cassandra E Lamantia, Helene R McMurray, Jason R Myers, John M Ashton, Ania K Majewska
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), caused by gestational ethanol (EtOH) exposure, is one of the most common causes of non-heritable and life-long mental disability worldwide, with no standard treatment or therapy available. While EtOH exposure can alter the function of both neurons and glia, it is still unclear how EtOH influences brain development to cause deficits in sensory and cognitive processing later in life. Microglia play an important role in shaping synaptic function and plasticity during neural circuit development and have been shown to mount an acute immunological response to EtOH exposure in certain brain regions...
September 14, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879060/onset-of-human-preterm-and-term-birth-is-related-to-unique-inflammatory-transcriptome-profiles-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Radek Bukowski, Yoel Sadovsky, Hani Goodarzi, Heping Zhang, Joseph R Biggio, Michael Varner, Samuel Parry, Feifei Xiao, Sean M Esplin, William Andrews, George R Saade, John V Ilekis, Uma M Reddy, Donald A Baldwin
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a main determinant of neonatal mortality and morbidity and a major contributor to the overall mortality and burden of disease. However, research of the preterm birth is hindered by the imprecise definition of the clinical phenotype and complexity of the molecular phenotype due to multiple pregnancy tissue types and molecular processes that may contribute to the preterm birth. Here we comprehensively evaluate the mRNA transcriptome that characterizes preterm and term labor in tissues comprising the pregnancy using precisely phenotyped samples...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878260/%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-signaling-modulates-the-inflammatory-phenotype-of-fetal-brain-microglia-first-evidence-of-interference-by-iron-homeostasis
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M Cortes, M Cao, H L Liu, C S Moore, L D Durosier, P Burns, G Fecteau, A Desrochers, L B Barreiro, J P Antel, M G Frasch
Neuroinflammation in utero may result in life-long neurological disabilities. Microglia play a pivotal role, but the mechanisms are poorly understood. No early postnatal treatment strategies exist to enhance neuroprotective potential of microglia. We hypothesized that agonism on α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) in fetal microglia will augment their neuroprotective transcriptome profile, while the antagonistic stimulation of α7nAChR will achieve the opposite. Using an in vivo - in vitro model of developmental programming of neuroinflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS), we validated this hypothesis in primary fetal sheep microglia cultures re-exposed to LPS in presence of a selective α7nAChR agonist or antagonist...
September 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864013/the-transformative-potential-of-an-integrative-approach-to-pregnancy
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Haley R Eidem, Kriston L McGary, John A Capra, Patrick Abbot, Antonis Rokas
BACKGROUND: Complex traits typically involve diverse biological pathways and are shaped by numerous genetic and environmental factors. Pregnancy-associated traits and pathologies are further complicated by extensive communication across multiple tissues in two individuals, interactions between two genomes-maternal and fetal-that obscure causal variants and lead to genetic conflict, and rapid evolution of pregnancy-associated traits across mammals and in the human lineage. Given the multi-faceted complexity of human pregnancy, integrative approaches that synthesize diverse data types and analyses harbor tremendous promise to identify the genetic architecture and environmental influences underlying pregnancy-associated traits and pathologies...
September 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854703/expression-quantitative-trait-loci-eqtls-in-human-placentas-suggest-developmental-origins-of-complex-diseases
#20
Shouneng Peng, Maya A Deyssenroth, Antonio F Di Narzo, Luca Lambertini, Carmen J Marsit, Jia Chen, Ke Hao
Epidemiologic studies support that at least part of the risk of chronic diseases in childhood and even adulthood may have an in utero origin, and the placenta is a key organ that plays a pivotal role in fetal growth and development. The transcriptomes of 159 human placenta tissues were profiled by genome-wide RNA sequencing (Illumina High-Seq 2500), and linked to fetal genotypes assessed by a high density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping array (Illumina MegaEx). Expression quantitative trait loci (eQTLs) across all annotated transcripts were mapped and examined for enrichment for disease susceptibility loci annotated in the genome-wide association studies (GWAS) catalog...
September 1, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
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