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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822242/mucosal-immunity-of-the-postpartum-bovine-genital-tract
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REVIEW
Dinesh Dadarwal, Colin Palmer, Philip Griebel
In this review, mucosal immune defense mechanisms used to control infections in the bovine genital tract (vestibule, vagina, cervix, uterus and oviduct) during the postpartum period are reviewed. Knowledge gaps are highlighted to emphasize the need for further investigations. Physical barriers to the entry of microbes include vulvar sealing, vestibule-vaginal constriction, a narrow cervical opening and the mucosal epithelium along with the overlying mucus layer. Genital tract mucosal epithelial cells recognize damage-associated molecular patterns and pathogen-associated molecular patterns and respond by secreting antimicrobial peptides and cytokines to recruit and activate immune cells...
August 10, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822072/cellular-and-molecular-oxidative-stress-related-effects-in-uterine-myometrial-and-trophoblast-decidual-tissues-after-perigestational-alcohol-intake-up-to-early-mouse-organogenesis
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Tamara Anahí Coll, Gabriela Chaufan, Leticia Gabriela Pérez-Tito, Martín Ricardo Ventureira, María Del Carmen Ríos de Molina, Elisa Cebral
The placenta plays a major role in embryo-fetal defects and intrauterine growth retardation after maternal alcohol consumption. Our aims were to determine the oxidative status and cellular and molecular oxidative stress effects on uterine myometrium and trophoblast-decidual tissue following perigestational alcohol intake at early organogenesis. CF-1 female mice were administered with 10% alcohol in drinking water for 17 days prior to and up to day 10 of gestation. Control females received ethanol-free water...
August 18, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820420/alterations-in-placenta-redox-status-during-experimental-model-of-hypoxia-induced-preeclampsia
#3
A Sharashenidze, L Panchulidze, T Sanikidze
An important pathogenetic link of preeclampsia (PE) is hypoxia of uterine-placental tissues, accompanied by damage of the vascular endothelium and the release of vasoactive mediators, violate vascular tone and microcirculation in the maternal organism and placenta and development of a number of pathological processes in the mother's and fetus body. The aim of the study was to establish metabolic abnormalities of oxidative metabolism of the placenta during experimental model of PE (uterine/placental hypoxia)...
July 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820400/alteration-in-expressions-of-rhoa-and-rho-kinases-during-pregnancy-in-rats-their-roles-in-uterine-contractions-and-onset-of-labour
#4
D Domokos, E Ducza, G Falkay, R Gaspar
Activation of RhoA and Rho-associated kinases (ROCKs) is known to play a pivotal role in the regulation of smooth muscle contraction via phosphorylation of myosin-light chain and myosin phosphatase. There are few data on the RhoA and ROCKs expression levels in rat uteri. Therefore, our aim was to investigate the mRNA and protein concentration of RhoA and ROCKs in rat uterus during pregnancy, during parturition and post-partum using real time PCR and Western blot analysis. The other purpose was to evaluate the effects of the ROCK (Y-27632, fasudil and RKI 1441) and RhoA inhibitors (simvastatin) on uterine contractility in isolated organ bath experiments...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816360/c-c-motif-chemokine-ligand-2-regulates-lps-induced-inflammation-and-er-stress-to-enhance-proliferation-of-bovine-endometrial-epithelial-cells
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Whasun Lim, Hyocheol Bae, Fuller W Bazer, Sung-Man Kim, Gwonhwa Song
Chemokines play an important role in regulating the complex immune system at the maternal-fetal interface during pregnancy. Among various chemokines, C-C motif chemokine ligand 2 (CCL2) plays a role in the recruitment of immune regulatory cells to implantation sites within the endometrium. In cattle, CCL2 is abundantly expressed in the uterine endometrium. However, its intracellular signaling has not been identified. In this study, we examined the effects of CCL2 on bovine endometrial (BEND) cell proliferation...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810692/resveratrol-protects-from-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-the-uterus-and-prevents-experimental-preterm-birth
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María Victoria Bariani, Fernando Correa, Emma Leishman, Ana Paula Domínguez Rubio, Andreína Arias, Aníbal Stern, Heather B Bradshaw, Ana María Franchi
STUDY QUESTION: Is resveratrol able to prevent the lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preterm labor in 15-day pregnant BALB/c mice? SUMMARY ANSWER: Resveratrol prevented the LPS-induced onset of preterm labor in 64% of the cases and showed anti-inflammatory and tocolytic effects by downregulating COX-2 and iNOS expression and NOS activity, and by changing the uterine prostaglandin and endocannabinoid profiling. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Genital tract infections by Gram-negative bacteria are a common complication in human pregnancy and have been shown to increase risk of preterm delivery...
August 1, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809844/the-4-vessel-sampling-approach-to-integrative-studies-of-human-placental-physiology-in-vivo
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Ane M Holme, Maia B Holm, Marie C P Roland, Hildegunn Horne, Trond M Michelsen, Guttorm Haugen, Tore Henriksen
The human placenta is highly inaccessible for research while still in utero. The current understanding of human placental physiology in vivo is therefore largely based on animal studies, despite the high diversity among species in placental anatomy, hemodynamics and duration of the pregnancy. The vast majority of human placenta studies are ex vivo perfusion studies or in vitro trophoblast studies. Although in vitro studies and animal models are essential, extrapolation of the results from such studies to the human placenta in vivo is uncertain...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808111/interferon-tau-promotes-cell-survival-and-inhibits-specific-luteolytic-genes-in-bovine-corpus-luteum
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Raghavendra Basavaraja, Emilia Przygrodzka, Bartosz Pawlinski, Zdzislaw Gajewski, Monika Marzena Kaczmarek, Rina Meidan
Interferon-tau (IFNT), a maternal recognition of pregnancy signals in domestic ruminants, suppress the release of luteolytic pulses of uterine prostaglandin F2a (PGF2a), thus extending the corpus luteum (CL) life span. We hypothesized that IFNT also exerts anti-luteolytic actions in bovine CL. To examine the direct effects of IFNT on bovine CL, luteal slices and enriched luteal endothelial cells (LECs) were utilized. We found that recombinant ovine IFNT (roIFNT) markedly elevates interferon-associated genes (STAT1, STAT2, and IRF9) and interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs: MX2, ISG15, & OAS1Y) in both models...
August 14, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807160/treatment-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-for-female-infertility
#9
Dan Jiang, Lily Li, Bai-Yun Zeng
Female infertility is when a woman of reproductive age and sexual active, without contraception, cannot get pregnant after a year and more or keeps having miscarriages. Although conventional treatments for infertility such as hormone therapy, in vitro fertilization and many more, helped many female patients with infertility get pregnant during past a few decades, it is far from satisfactory with prolonging treatment time frames and emotional and financial burden. In recent years, more patients with infertile problems are seeking to alternative and complementary medicines to achieve a better outcome...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805600/the-effect-of-oxytocin-and-kisspeptin-10-in-ovary-and-uterus-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injured-rats
#10
M Aslan, G Erkanli Senturk, H Akkaya, S Sahin, B Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injuries result in damage to endothelial and parenchymal cells. Oxytocin (OXY) stimulates uterine contraction during parturition and myoepithelial cells during suckling. OXY has been used as a protective antioxidant. Kisspeptin plays a key role in the central control of reproductive functions and onset of puberty. Recent studies show that these reproductive hormones have protective potential as antioxidant. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential protective effects of Kisspeptin and OXY as antioxidants on I/R injured ovary and uterus of female rats...
August 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803811/office-operative-hysteroscopy-an-update
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REVIEW
Christina Alicia Salazar, Keith Isaacson
Hysteroscopy is considered the gold standard for evaluation of intracavitary pathology associated with both pre- and postmenopausal patients with abnormal uterine bleeding as well as part of the evaluation of infertility patients with suspected cavity abnormalities. Office-based operative hysteroscopy allows patients to resume activities immediately and successfully integrates clinical practice into a "see and treat" modality, avoiding the added risks of undergoing anesthesia and the inconvenience of going to the operating room...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803257/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-4-o-acetyl-isoxanthohumol-and-its-analogues-as-antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-agents
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Monika Stompor, Marta Świtalska, Rafał Podgórski, Łukasz Uram, David Aebisher, Joanna Wietrzyk
Isoxanthohumol (2) and its 4'-O-monoacylated (3) and 7,4'-O-diacetylated (4) derivatives were synthesized and evaluated in vitro for their cytotoxic activity against several cancer cell lines of various origins: MCF-7 (breast), A549 (lung), MESSA (uterine sarcoma), LoVo (colon), drug-resistant human cancer cells (MESSA/DX and LoVo/DX), glioblastoma (U-118 MG), and also towards the non-cancerous cell line MCF-10A (normal breast cells). An antiproliferative assay indicates that 7,4'-di-O-acylisoxanthohumol (4) has similar cytotoxicity to its precursor, isoxanthohumol (2), against selected cell lines (A549, MES-SA, MES-SA/5DX, and U-118 MG)...
August 12, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794456/activated-nk-cells-cause-placental-dysfunction-and-miscarriages-in-fetal-alloimmune-thrombocytopenia
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Issaka Yougbaré, Wei-She Tai, Darko Zdravic, Brigitta Elaine Oswald, Sean Lang, Guangheng Zhu, Howard Leong-Poi, Dawei Qu, Lisa Yu, Caroline Dunk, Jianhong Zhang, John G Sled, Stephen J Lye, Jelena Brkić, Chun Peng, Petter Höglund, B Anne Croy, S Lee Adamson, Xiao-Yan Wen, Duncan J Stewart, John Freedman, Heyu Ni
Miscarriage and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are devastating complications in fetal/neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT). We previously reported the mechanisms for bleeding diatheses, but it is unknown whether placental, decidual immune cells or other abnormalities at the maternal-fetal interface contribute to FNAIT. Here we show that maternal immune responses to fetal platelet antigens cause miscarriage and IUGR that are associated with vascular and immune pathologies in murine FNAIT models...
August 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783687/group-b-streptococcus-circumvents-neutrophils-and-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-during-amniotic-cavity-invasion-and-preterm-labor
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Erica Boldenow, Claire Gendrin, Lisa Ngo, Craig Bierle, Jay Vornhagen, Michelle Coleman, Sean Merillat, Blair Armistead, Christopher Whidbey, Varchita Alishetti, Veronica Santana-Ufret, Jason Ogle, Michael Gough, Sengkeo Srinouanprachanh, James W MacDonald, Theo K Bammler, Aasthaa Bansal, H Denny Liggitt, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Kristina M Adams Waldorf
Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Although microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity (MIAC) is associated with most early preterm births, the temporal events that occur during MIAC and preterm labor are not known. Group B streptococci (GBS) are β-hemolytic, Gram-positive bacteria, which commonly colonize the vagina but have been recovered from the amniotic fluid in preterm birth cases. To understand temporal events that occur during MIAC, we used a chronically catheterized nonhuman primate model that closely emulates human pregnancy...
October 14, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782281/systemic-administration-of-bone-marrow-derived-cells-leads-to-better-uterine-engraftment-than-use-of-uterine-derived-cells-or-local-injection
#15
Ying Liu, Reshef Tal, Nicola Pluchino, Ramanaiah Mamillapalli, Hugh S Taylor
Stem cells are recruited to the uterus where they differentiate into endometrial cells and have been suggested as potential therapy for uterine injury such as Asherman's syndrome. However, it is unknown whether local intrauterine injection may result in better stem cell engraftment of the uterus compared with systemic administration, and whether uterine-derived cells (UDCs) may confer an advantage over BM-derived cells (BMDCs). Mice underwent local injury to a single uterine horn. Green fluorescent protein (GFP)-expressing BMDCs, UDCs or saline (control) were injected either intravenously or locally (uterine lumen) into wild-type recipients...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781765/up-and-down-immunity-of-pregnancy-in-humans
#16
REVIEW
Philippe Le Bouteiller, Armand Bensussan
One part of the human placenta in early pregnancy is particularly important for local immunity: the decidua basalis, which is transformed endometrium located at the site of embryo implantation . This placental bed tissue contains both maternal uterine immune cells, including decidual natural killer (NK) cells, the dominant leukocyte population exhibiting a unique phenotype, and fetal extravillous trophoblast which comes into direct contact with maternal decidual cells . To establish a successful placental development and healthy pregnancy outcome, the maternal immune system must tolerate paternal antigens expressed by trophoblast cells yet remain efficient for clearing any local pathogen infection...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780571/the-critical-role-of-uterine-cd31-as-a-post-progesterone-signal-in-early-pregnancy
#17
Seo-Ho Lee, Byung-Ju Kim, Uh-Hyun Kim
CD31 has been shown to play a role in endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis, which are critical to the formation and function of the endometrium and myometrium in uterine development during early pregnancy. However, the role of CD31 in uterine receptivity during blastocyst implantation is poorly understood. The pregnancy rate in CD31-/- female mice mated with CD31+/+ male mice was higher than that observed in CD31+/+ female mice mated with CD31+/+ male mice. During the receptive phase of implantation, uterine glands were more developed in CD31-/- mice than in CD31+/+ mice, and the uterine weights of CD31-/- mice were increased...
August 5, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780396/mobile-phone-1800mhz-radiation-impairs-female-reproduction-in-mice-mus-musculus-through-stress-induced-inhibition-of-ovarian-and-uterine-activity
#18
Saba Shahin, Surya Pal Singh, Chandra Mohini Chaturvedi
Present study investigated the long-term effects of mobile phone (1800MHz) radiation in stand-by, dialing and receiving modes on the female reproductive function (ovarian and uterine histo-architecture, and steroidogenesis) and stress responses (oxidative and nitrosative stress). We observed that mobile phone radiation induces significant elevation in ROS, NO, lipid peroxidation, total carbonyl content and serum corticosterone coupled with significant decrease in antioxidant enzymes in hypothalamus, ovary and uterus of mice...
August 2, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771672/med12-mutations-and-notch-signalling-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukaemia
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Bian Wu, Mikołaj Słabicki, Leopold Sellner, Sascha Dietrich, Xiyang Liu, Alexander Jethwa, Jennifer Hüllein, Tatjana Walther, Lena Wagner, Zhiqin Huang, Marc Zapatka, Thorsten Zenz
Mutations in the N-terminus of MED12 protein occur at high frequency in uterine leiomyomas and breast fibroepithelial tumours, and are frequently found in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). MED12 mutations have been previously linked to aberrant Cyclin C-CDK8 kinase activity, but the exact oncogenic function in CLL is unknown. Here, we characterized MED12 mutations in CLL and identified recurrent mutations in 13 out of 188 CLL patients (6·9%), which clustered in the N-terminus. MED12 mutations were associated with unmutated IGHV (P = 0·024)...
August 2, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768532/estrogen-like-and-tissue-selective-effects-of-7-methoxycoumarin-from-ficus-umbellata-moraceae-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Stéphane Zingue, Thomas Michel, Chantal Beatrice Magne Nde, Amstrong Nang Njuh, Julia Cisilotto, Derek Tantoh Ndinteh, Colin Clyne, Xavier Fernandez, Tânia Beatriz Creczynski-Pasa, Dieudonné Njamen
BACKGROUND: Ficus umbellata is a medicinal plant previously shown to endow estrogenic properties. Its major component was isolated and characterized as 7-methoxycoumarin (MC). Noteworthy, coumarins and the respective active metabolite 7-hydroxycoumarin analogs have shown aromatase inhibitory activity, which is of particular interest in the treatment of estrogen-dependent cancers. The present work aimed at evaluating the estrogenic/antiestrogenic effects of MC in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: To do so, in vitro assays using E-screen and reporter gene were done...
August 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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