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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637041/the-effects-of-fungicides-on-human-3%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-1-and-aromatase-in-human-placental-cell-line-jeg-3
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Shuyan Cao, Leping Ye, Ying Wu, Baiping Mao, Lanlan Chen, Xiudi Wang, Ping Huang, Ying Su, Ren-Shan Ge
Placenta secretes a large amount of progesterone and estradiol, which are critical for maintaining pregnancy. In human placenta, 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (HSD3B1) catalyzes pregnenolone to form progesterone, and aromatase (CYP19A1) catalyzes testosterone into estradiol. Fungicides display antifungal activities and are widely used to prevent fungal infections in agricultural plants. These chemicals include azoles, such as tebuconazole (TEB), triadimefon (TRI), and vinclozolin (VCZ) or organotins, such as tributyltin (TBT) and tetrabutyltin (TTBT)...
June 22, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635162/chlamydia-trachomatis-is-responsible-for-lipid-vacuolation-in-the-amniotic-epithelium-of-fetal-gastroschisis
#2
Marcia L Feldkamp, Diane M Ward, Theodore J Pysher, Christina T Chambers
BACKGROUND: Vacuolated amniotic epithelium with lipid droplets in gastroschisis placentas is an unusual finding. Mass spectrometry of lipid droplets identified triglycerides, ester-linked to an unusual pattern of fatty acids. We hypothesize that these findings result from a Chlamydia trachomatis infection during the periconceptional period. The rising incidence of chlamydia infections has paralleled the increasing prevalence of gastroschisis among women less than 25 years of age. Histologically, young women are at greatest risk for a chlamydia infection due to their immature columnar epithelium, the preferential site for attachment of Chlamydia trachomatis infectious particle (elementary body)...
June 21, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631641/placental-histopathological-findings-in-preterm-term-and-early-late-onset-small-for-gestation-age-are-they-significant
#3
Rachna Agarwal, Akanksha Tiwari, Neelam Wadhwa, Gita Radhakrishnan
We undertook a prospective comparison of placental histopathological findings in preterm versus term and early onset versus late onset small for gestation age (SGA) to find more information on the etiological aspects of this disorder. A total of 130 women with nonanomalous SGA were allocated into preterm (n = 60); term (n = 70); early onset (n = 9) and late onset (n = 121) groups. The blinded intergroup placental histopathology comparison was performed both qualitatively (type of lesion) and quantitatively (number of the lesion)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631553/administration-of-progesterone-throughout-pregnancy-increases-maternal-steroids-without-adverse-effect-on-mature-oligodendrocyte-immunostaining-in-the-guinea-pig
#4
Julia C Shaw, Hannah K Palliser, Kerrin Palazzi, Jonathan J Hirst
Progesterone is administered to pregnant women at risk of premature labor, despite systematic reviews showing conflicting outcomes regarding its use, highlighting doubt over the effectiveness of the therapy. Progesterone can be rapidly metabolized into a number of steroids, but to date, there has been a lack of investigation into the fetal steroid profiles following administration and whether this impacts fetal neurodevelopment. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of progesterone treatment on allopregnanolone and cortisol levels in the fetus and on a marker of myelination in the fetal brain...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631072/down-regulation-of-soluble-fms-like-tyrosine-kinase-1-expression-in-invasive-placentation
#5
Scott A Shainker, Katelyn Dannheim, Kristin D Gerson, Dayna Neo, Zsuzsanna K Zsengeller, Elizabeth Pernicone, S Ananth Karumanchi, Michele R Hacker, Jonathan L Hecht
PURPOSE: To confirm reduced expression of soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) in accreta/increta. METHODS: Formalin-fixed tissue sections from 11 peripartum hysterectomies with invasive placentation and 5 controls were stained for sFlt-1. Stain intensity was scored in selected 100× microscopic fields. We compared sFlt-1 expression in invasive areas among cases, non-invasive areas among cases and areas from control placentas. RESULTS: Chorionic villi displayed significantly decreased sFlt-1 expression in invasive areas of cases compared to control placentas (p = 0...
June 19, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630870/placental-abca1-expression-is-increased-in-spontaneous-preterm-deliveries-compared-with-iatrogenic-preterm-deliveries-and-term-deliveries
#6
Xie Cheng-Mao, Long Yan, Lin Li, Jin Hua, Wang Xiao-Ju, Zhang Jie-Wen
OBJECTIVE: Abnormal expression of ABCA1 and ABCG1 in the placenta can elicit lipid metabolism disorder and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, whether it is associated with preterm delivery remains unclear. Our present study aimed to evaluate the relationship between abnormal expression of ABCA1 or ABCG1 and preterm delivery. METHODS: Maternal blood and placental tissues from women with spontaneous deliveries (SPD), iatrogenic deliveries (IPD), and term deliveries (TD) were collected...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629713/the-effects-of-maternal-antidepressant-use-on-offspring-behaviour-and-brain-development-implications-for-risk-of-neurodevelopmental-disorders
#7
REVIEW
Samuel J Millard, Katrina Weston-Green, Kelly A Newell
Approximately 10% of pregnant women are prescribed antidepressant drugs (ADDs), with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) the most widely prescribed. SSRIs bind to the serotonin transporter (SERT), blocking the reabsorption of serotonin by the presynaptic neuron and increasing serotonin levels in the synaptic cleft. The serotonergic system regulates a range of brain development processes including neuronal proliferation, migration, differentiation and synaptogenesis. Given the presence of SERT in early brain development, coupled with the ability of SSRIs to cross the placenta and also enter breast milk, concerns have been raised regarding the effects of SSRI exposure on the developing foetus and newborns...
June 16, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627774/decreased-expression-of-wnt2-in-villi-of-unexplained-recurrent-spontaneous-abortion-patients-may-cause-trophoblast-cell-dysfunction-via-downregulated-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
#8
Ning Li, Shuhong Li, Yanwei Wang, Jiahui Wang, Kai Wang, Xin Liu, Yan Li, Juan Liu
WNT2 has been reported to be important for placental development, especially for the proper vascularization of the placenta. However, its precise role in first-trimester trophoblast cells is still unknown. WNT2 expression in the villous tissues of unexplained recurrent spontaneous abortion (URSA) patients was compared with that of healthy women by Western blot. The function of WNT2 in HTR-8/SVneo trophoblast cells was evaluated by altering the cellular WNT2 level through overexpression and shRNA knockdown. The molecular mechanism of the effect of WNT2 on trophoblast cells was investigated...
June 19, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627279/maternal-autoimmune-disorders-and-fetal-defects
#9
Anca Maria Panaitescu, Kypros Nicolaides
Maternal autoantibodies can cross the placenta and cause fetal damage. This article summarizes the development and management of fetal thyroid goiter in response to maternal Graves' disease and/or its treatment with antithyroid medication, fetal heart block due to maternal anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies, fetal athrogryposis multiplex congenita in association with maternal myasthenia gravis and fetal brain hemorrhage due to maternal autoimmune thrombocytopenia.
June 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626894/timing-surgery-for-previa-accreta-patient-selection-based-on-a-priori-risk-factors
#10
Nicola C Perlman, Sarah E Little, Ann Thomas, David E Cantonwine, Daniela A Carusi
We thank Dr. Matsubara and colleagues(1) for commenting on our study, "Patient selection for later delivery timing with suspected previa-accreta."(2) We particularly appreciate the emphasis on individualized patient care, and that access (or lack thereof) to a tertiary center with experience in managing abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) is of paramount importance when considering delivery timing. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626423/ubiquitin-proteasome-collagen-cup-pathway-in-preterm-premature-rupture-of-fetal-membranes
#11
Xinliang Zhao, Xiaoyan Dong, Xiucui Luo, Jing Pan, Weina Ju, Meijiao Zhang, Peirong Wang, Mei Zhong, Yanhong Yu, W Ted Brown, Nanbert Zhong
Spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) occurs before 37 gestational weeks, with preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM) and spontaneous preterm labor (sPTL) as the predominant adverse outcomes. Previously, we identified altered expression of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and message RNAs (mRNAs) related to the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) in human placentas following pregnancy loss and PTB. We therefore hypothesized that similar mechanisms might underlie PPROM. In the current study, nine pairs of ubiquitin-proteasome-collagen (CUP) pathway-related mRNAs and associated lncRNAs were found to be differentially expressed in PPROM and sPTL...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626073/increased-vascular-and-uteroplacental-matrix-metalloproteinase-1-and-7-levels-and-collagen-i-deposition-in-hypertension-in-pregnancy-role-of-tnf
#12
Wei Li, Ning Cui, Marc Q Mazzuca, Karina M Mata, Raouf A Khalil
Preeclampsia is manifested as maternal hypertension-in-pregnancy (HTN-Preg) and fetal growth restriction. Placental ischemia could be an initiating event; however, the molecular targets and intermediary mechanisms are unclear. We tested the hypothesis that placental ischemia could target vascular and uteroplacental matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) through cytokines-mediated mechanism. MMP levels and distribution were measured in aorta, uterus and placenta of normal pregnant rats (Preg), and pregnant rats with reduced uterine perfusion pressure (RUPP)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625529/comparative-study-on-the-effect-of-low-intensity-laser-and-growth-factors-on-stem-cells-used-in-experimentally-induced-liver-fibrosis-in-mice
#13
Eman Naguib, Ashraf Kamel, Osama Fekry, Gamal Abdelfattah
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: The therapeutic effects of human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) exposed to diode laser and/or hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) were compared in mice with experimental liver fibrosis induced by carbon tetra chloride (CCl4). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Animal model of liver cirrhosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of CCl4 in a dose of 0.4ml/kg, twice a week for 6weeks. UC-MSCs were obtained from normal full term placentas and were exposed to diode laser and/or HGF...
June 15, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625360/hypoxia-primed-placental-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-wound-healing
#14
Suja Ann Mathew, Bhawna Chandravanshi, Ramesh Bhonde
AIMS: To investigate how Placental Mesenchymal Stem Cells (P-MSCs) would adapt themselves and survive under hypoxic conditions which are prevalent in most injury sites. MAIN METHODS: P-MSCs were isolated from term placenta and characterised under normoxia and hypoxia (2-2.5% O2). Cells were examined for morphology and surface marker variations by flow cytometry analysis. Glucose stimulated insulin secretion was assayed by Insulin ELISA Kit. Gene expression levels were estimated using Real Time PCR for hypoxia inducible factor1 alpha, Insulin (INS), Glucose transporters (GLUT-1, GLUT-2 and GLUT-3), Adhesion Proteins- Integrins, Fibronectin1 (FN1), E-Cadherin (CDH1), and N-Cadherin (CDH2) and angiogenesis marker VEGFA...
June 15, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625303/parenteral-opioid-analgesia-does-it-still-have-a-role
#15
REVIEW
Sioned Nesta Phillips, Roshan Fernando, Thierry Girard
Parenteral opioids have been used in labour analgesia for many years, but the ideal opioid in this setting is yet to be found. We review the properties of currently used opioids, their analgesic properties and side effects to mother and foetus. Parenteral opioids can be administered as intermittent boluses or through a patient-controlled intravenous administration system. A wide range of opioid drugs are currently used and provide a variable degree of analgesia. All opioids can cause unwanted maternal side effects such as nausea, vomiting, sedation and respiratory depression...
March 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625088/mitochondrial-content-and-hepcidin-are-increased-in-obese-pregnant-mothers
#16
G M Anelli, M Cardellicchio, C Novielli, P Antonazzo, M I Mazzocco, I Cetin, C Mandò
OBJECTIVE: Maternal obesity is characterized by systemic low-grade inflammation and oxidative stress (OxS) with the contribution of fetal sex dimorphism. We recently described increased mitochondrial content (mtDNA) in placentas of obese pregnancies. Here we quantify mtDNA and hepcidin as indexes of OxS and systemic inflammation in the obese maternal circulation. METHODS: Forty-one pregnant women were enrolled at elective Caesarean section: 16 were normal-weight [NW] and 25 were obese (OB)...
June 18, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624691/immaturity-for-gestational-age-of-microvasculature-and-placental-barrier-in-term-placentas-with-high-weight
#17
L Seidmann, Y Kamyshanskiy, S Z Martin, A Fruth, W Roth
OBJECTIVE: Villous immaturity for gestational age is a multifactorial developmental deviation associated with unexpected placental insufficiency, fetal hypoxia and term fetal death. In our previous work we have shown that immature CD15+/CD31+/CD34+ endothelial cells were an important indicator of placental villous immaturity and chronic insufficiency. The aim of this study was to perform a comparative analysis of CD15-marked immaturity in the vessel walls between normal and pathological term placentas of clinically and structurally heterogenous groups with normal, low and high weight...
June 13, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623979/placental-glucose-transporter-glut-1-is-down-regulated-in-preeclampsia
#18
Benjamin P Lüscher, Camilla Marini, Marianne S Joerger-Messerli, Xiao Huang, Matthias A Hediger, Christiane Albrecht, Marc U Baumann, Daniel V Surbek
INTRODUCTION: Transplacental fetal glucose supply is predominantly regulated by glucose transporter-1 (GLUT1). Altered expression and/or function of GLUT1 may affect the intrauterine environment, which could compromise fetal development and may contribute to fetal programming. To date it is unknown whether placental GLUT1 is affected by preeclampsia, which is often associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). We addressed the hypothesis that preeclampsia leads to decreased expression and function of placental GLUT1...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623978/gestational-diabetes-affects-fetal-autophagy
#19
Laura Avagliano, Valentina Massa, Laura Terraneo, Michele Samaja, Patrizia Doi, Gaetano Pietro Bulfamante, Anna Maria Marconi
Autophagy is a catabolic process involved in the preservation of energy homeostasis and its dysregulation has been implicated in the development of metabolic disorders, including diabetes mellitus. Gestational diabetes mellitus represents a risk for fetal morbidity and mortality. The present study focuses on the autophagy process in human diabetic placenta and fetal pancreas, compared with controls. Analysis of the autophagy markers LC3, Beclin-1 and p62 suggests an impairment of the autophagy process in diabetic placentas...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623974/increased-placental-phospholipase-a2-gene-expression-and-free-f2-isoprostane-levels-in-response-to-oxidative-stress-in-preeclampsia
#20
M Brien, J Larose, K Greffard, P Julien, J F Bilodeau
Vasoactive eicosanoids such as thromboxane (TX) A2 and F2-isoprostanes (F2-isoPs) were shown to be increased in the preeclamptic placenta. Only one of the 64 possible isomers of F2-isoPs derived from the oxidation of arachidonic acid was investigated in the placenta so far. F2-isoPs are released from membrane phospholipids by phospholipases A2 (PLA2) and were shown to act on the TXA2 receptor (TBXA2R). However, the PLA2 deregulated in preeclampsia (PE) remains to be determined. In this study, we analyzed the concentrations of six isomers of F2-isoPs; 8-iso-PGF2α, 8-iso-15(R)-PGF2α, 15(R)-PGF2α, iPF2α-IV, iPF2α-VI, 5-iPF2α-VI and the concentrations of the stable metabolites of TXA2, TXB2, by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry in placentas of PE (n = 17) and normotensive (n = 15) pregnancies according to the biopsy site: peri-insertion or periphery...
July 2017: Placenta
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