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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645863/toxicology-of-octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane-d4
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Allison Franzen, Tracy Greene, Cynthia Van Landingham, Robinan Gentry
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) is a volatile cyclic siloxane used primarily as a monomer or intermediate in the production of some silicon-based polymers widely used in industrial and consumer applications and may be present as a residual impurity in a variety of consumer products. A robust toxicological data set exists for D4. Treatment-related results from a chronic inhalation study conducted in rats are limited to mild effects on the respiratory tract, increases in liver weight, increases in the incidence of uterine endometrial epithelial hyperplasia, and a dose-related trend in the incidence of endometrial adenomas...
June 20, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638494/an-unusual-case-of-live-caesarean-scar-ectopic-pregnancy-a-common-entity-in-an-uncommon-location
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Sayali D Joshi, Shenaz A Momin, Dev Shetty
BACKGROUND: Scar pregnancy is an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy, where there is implantation of the gestational sac onto the anterior wall of the uterus at the site of previous LSCS scar in a multipara female. Due to a poor vascular supply to the lower uterine segment, caesarean scars may heal improperly predisposing it to be a site of improper implantation of the gestational sac. RESULTS: The characteristic features are empty uterus and cervix, gestational sac in the anterior part of lower uterine segment with a history of painless vaginal bleeding...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638003/molecular-and-cellular-events-during-blastocyst-implantation-in-the-receptive-uterus-clues-from-mouse-models
#3
Hiromichi Matsumoto
The success of implantation is an interactive process between the blastocyst and the uterus. Synchronized development of embryos with uterine differentiation to a receptive state is necessary to complete pregnancy. The period of uterine receptivity for implantation is limited and referred to as the "implantation window", which is regulated by ovarian steroid hormones. Implantation process is complicated due to the many signaling molecules in the hierarchical mechanisms with the embryo-uterine dialogue. The mouse is widely used in animal research, and is uniquely suited for reproductive studies, i...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637297/a-role-for-progesterone-regulated-sfrp4-expression-in-uterine-leiomyomas
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Meaghan A Delaney, Ying-Wooi Wan, Gyoung-Eun Kim, Chad J Creighton, Margaret G Taylor, Ramya Masand, Andrew Park, Cecilia Valdes, William Gibbons, Zhandong Liu, Matthew L Anderson
Context: Despite progesterone's key role in uterine smooth muscle tumorigenesis, the mechanisms by which it promotes the growth of uterine leiomyomas remain poorly understood. Objective: The aim of this study was to identify novel gene products mediating progesterone's effects in uterine leiomyomas. Design: Gene expression profiling was used to identify putative progesterone-regulated genes differentially expressed in uterine leiomyomas, which were then studied in vitro...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633489/effects-of-early-pregnancy-on-uterine-lymphocytes-and-endometrial-expression-of-immune-regulatory-molecules-in-dairy-heifers1
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Sreelakshmi Vasudevan, Manasi M Kamat, Sadhat S Walusimbi, Joy L Pate, Troy L Ott
Natural killer (NK) cells are essential for establishment of human and rodent pregnancies. The function of these and other cytotoxic T cells (CTL) is controlled by stimulatory and inhibitory signaling. A role for cytotoxic cells during early pregnancy in cattle has not been described, but regulation of their function at the fetal-maternal interface is thought to be critical for conceptus survival. The hypothesis that the relative abundance of CTL and expression of inhibitory signaling molecules is increased by the conceptus during early pregnancy was tested...
June 19, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631554/the-effects-of-platelet-activating-factor-on-uterine-contractility-perfusion-hypoxia-and-pain-in-mice
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Kevin M Hellman, Peter Y Yu, Folabomi A Oladosu, Chaya Segel, Alice Han, Pottumarthi V Prasad, Tamas Jilling, Frank F Tu
It is widely hypothesized that menstrual pain is triggered by prostaglandin synthesis that evokes high-pressure uterine contractions and ischemia. However, the effects of molecules implicated in menstrual pain on uterine contractility, perfusion, and oxygenation in vivo have been rarely demonstrated. Studies in women that do not respond to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have reported elevated levels of platelet-activating factor (PAF). To establish in vivo evidence of PAF's capability to impair uterine homeostasis and to elicit visceral pain, we examined the effects of the PAF receptor agonist (carbamyl PAF [CPAF]) in comparison to other molecules hypothesized to play a role in uterine pain in mice...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630618/perinatal-effects-of-scorpion-venoms-maternal-and-offspring-development
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Ana Leticia Coronado Dorce, Adriana do Nascimento Martins, Valquiria Abrão Coronado Dorce, Ana Leonor Abrahão Nencioni
Scorpion envenomation is a public health problem, especially in tropical and subtropical countries. Considering the high incidence of scorpionism in some areas, pregnant women and nursing mothers may be possible victims. Scorpion stings alter the release of neurotransmitters and some cytokines. These mediators act as organizers and programmers in the adequate formation of the nerves, and non-physiological concentrations of them during the brain organization originate disorders and diseases that can appear later in the life of the individual...
2017: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins Including Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630591/notch-signalinio-kelio-ir-ginekologini%C3%A5-piktybini%C3%A5-navik%C3%A5-s%C3%A4-saja
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Nadežda Lachej, Daiva Dabkevičienė, Aušra Sasnauskienė, Rūta Marija Trimonytė, Daiva Kanopienė, Birutė Kazbarienė, Janina Didžiapetrienė
Background. The body's cell behaviour is controlled by various signalling pathways, one of which is NOTCH. It has been found that a partial loss of the NOTCH function or abnormal strengthening of NOTCH signalling are related to various human diseases and developmental disorders. Materials and methods. PubMed was the main source of information for this paper. Results. The paper overviews the association between oncologic diseases and the participants of the NOTCH signalling pathway. In cancerogenesis, the NOTCH signalling pathway can act as a tumour suppressor or an oncogene...
2017: Acta medica Lituanica
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
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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/28625536/reconstructing-lineage-hierarchies-of-mouse-uterus-epithelial-development-using-single-cell-analysis
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Bingbing Wu, Chengrui An, Yu Li, Zi Yin, Lin Gong, Zhenli Li, Yixiao Liu, Boon Chin Heng, Dandan Zhang, Hongwei Ouyang, Xiaohui Zou
The endometrial layer comprises luminal and glandular epithelia that both develop from the same simple layer of fetal uterine epithelium. Mechanisms of uterine epithelial progenitor self-renewal and differentiation are unclear. This study aims to systematically analyze the molecular and cellular mechanisms of uterine epithelial development by single-cell analysis. An integrated set of single-cell transcriptomic data of uterine epithelial progenitors and their differentiated progenies is provided. Additionally the unique molecular signatures of these cells, characterized by sequential upregulation of specific epigenetic and metabolic activities, and activation of unique signaling pathways and transcription factors, were also investigated...
June 14, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623968/oxygen-and-tissue-culture-affect-placental-gene-expression
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O Brew, M H F Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: Placental explant culture is an important model for studying placental development and functions. We investigated the differences in placental gene expression in response to tissue culture, atmospheric and physiologic oxygen concentrations. METHODS: Placental explants were collected from normal term (38-39 weeks of gestation) placentae with no previous uterine contractile activity. Placental transcriptomic expressions were evaluated with GeneChip(®) Human Genome U133 Plus 2...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621496/adrenomedullin-regulates-the-speed-of-oviductal-fluid-flow-in-cattle
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Yuka Yoshimoto, Takumi Nishie, Sayaka Ito, Yoshihiko Kobayashi, Yuki Yamamoto, Kiyoshi Okuda, Koji Kimura
Unidirectional flow of oviductal fluid from the ovarian to uterine side of the ampulla plays a significant role in successful pregnancy, and is produced by ciliary beating. Various systems regulate ciliary beating, such as paracrine, autocrine, and endocrine. We hypothesized that Adrenomedullin (ADM) - a peptide hormone that acts via its receptors, which are complexes of Calcitonin receptor-like receptor (CRLR) and Receptor activity-modifying protein (RAMP) 2 or 3-promotes oviductal fluid flow in the ampulla of bovine oviducts...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620240/mir-200c-driven-mesenchymal-to-epithelial-transition-is-a-therapeutic-target-in-uterine-carcinosarcomas
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Jill H Tseng, Maria Bisogna, Lien N Hoang, Narciso Olvera, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein, Anil K Sood, Douglas A Levine, Petar Jelinic
Uterine carcinosarcomas (UCSs) are highly aggressive malignancies associated with poor prognoses and limited treatment options. These tumors are hypothesized to develop from the endometrial adenocarcinoma (EAC) through epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). We test this long-standing hypothesis by depleting miR-200, a family of microRNAs critical for EMT, in EAC cell lines. Our data suggest that UCSs do not develop from EACs via EMT. Clinically more relevant, we show that miR-200 expression in UCS cells induces a robust mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET)...
June 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616412/assessing-the-presence-of-chlamydia-trachomatis-genome-in-pregnant-women-with-spontaneous-abortion-using-polymerase-chain-reaction-method-in-yasuj-first-report-from-southwest-of-iran
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Alborz Jahangiri Sisakht, Navid Omidifar, Nahid Mohamadkhani, Maryam Karimpoorfard, Mohammad Kargar, Mansoureh Shokripour
CONTEXT: Chlamydia trachomatis is one of the most prevalent factors of sexually transmitted diseases worldwide, which causes abortion, premature rupture of membrane, uterine cervicitis, pelvic inflammatory diseases, and ectopic pregnancy. AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of C. trachomatis genome in pregnant women with abortion in Yasuj, Iran. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is a descriptive-analytical study in Shahid Mofateh Gyneco-obstetrics clinic and Emam sajjad Hospital...
2017: Journal of Education and Health Promotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608490/antiestrogenic-activity-of-triptolide-in-human-breast-cancer-cells-mcf-7-and-immature-female-mouse
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Yi Tang, Jun Wang, Jinghua Cheng, Lijun Wang
Preclinical Research To investigate the antiestrogenic activity of triptolide in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 and immature female C57BL/6 mouse. The effects of triptolide on cell proliferation, cell cycle, and the expression of estrogen receptor alpha (ERα) and progesterone receptor (PR) were examined in MCF-7 cells. In vivo antiestrogenic effects of triptolide were observed after cotreatment of mice with E2 and triptolide for 4 days. Triptolide dose- and time-dependently inhibited cell growth in untreated or E2 -treated MCF-7 cells, which was associated with increased S phase arrest...
June 2017: Drug Development Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607124/placental-vesicles-carry-active-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-their-activity-is-reduced-in-preeclampsia
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Carolina Motta-Mejia, Neva Kandzija, Wei Zhang, Vuyane Mhlomi, Ana Sofia Cerdeira, Alexandra Burdujan, Dionne Tannetta, Rebecca Dragovic, Ian L Sargent, Christopher W Redman, Uday Kishore, Manu Vatish
Preeclampsia, a multisystem hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is associated with increased systemic vascular resistance. Placentae from patients with preeclampsia have reduced levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and, thus, less nitric oxide (NO). Syncytiotrophoblast extracellular vesicles (STBEV), comprising microvesicles (STBMV) and exosomes, carry signals from the syncytiotrophoblast to the mother. We hypothesized that STBEV-bound eNOS (STBEV-eNOS), capable of producing NO, are released into the maternal circulation...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601230/the-effects-of-pirfenidone-on-t-helper-cells-in-prevention-of-intraperitoneal-adhesions
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Kemal Ozbilgin, Melis Aylin Üner, Mahmud Ozkut, Pinar Solmaz Hasdemir
Abdominal surgery is linked with peritoneal adhesions. We investigated that the anti-fibrotic agent pirfenidone (PFD) has immune modulating activities and evaluated its effects on the function of T helper type 1 (Th1), Th2 and T regulatory (Treg) cells, which may play important roles in peritoneal adhesions. Eighteen female Wistar rats underwent right-sided parietal peritoneal and right uterine horn adhesion model. Rats were randomized into 3 groups as group 1 (control) (closure of midline abdominal incision without any agent administrations), group 2 (closure of incision after intraperitoneal administration of PFD) and group 3 (closure of incision and only oral administration of PFD for 14 days)...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596011/emmenagogue-properties-of-milicia-excelsa-welw-c-c-berg-moraceae-based-at-least-in-part-on-its-ability-to-correlate-the-activity-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-axis-to-that-of-the-ovaries
#18
Marie Alfrede Mvondo, Aude Jaelle Touomo Sakock, Sylvin Benjamin Ateba, Charline Florence Awounfack, Telesphore Nanbo Gueyo, Dieudonné Njamen
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg (Moraceae) is a medicinal plant recommended over tropical Africa as a cure for several ailments including amenorrhea. This is the hallmark of an ovarian lesion or a dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis which may lead to infertility, osteoporosis or endometrial cancer. However, regardless these traditional claims, no scientific report dealing with emmenagogue properties has been reported yet. AIM OF THE STUDY: To bring scientific evidence to the curative action of the plant, we proposed evaluating the effects of a root aqueous extract of Milicia excelsa on female Wistar rat sexual maturation...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591756/the-fetal-reserve-index-re-engineering-the-interpretation-and-responses-to-fetal-heart-rate-patterns
#19
Robert D Eden, Mark I Evans, Shara M Evans, Barry S Schifrin
OBJECTIVE: Electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) correlates poorly with neonatal outcome. We present a new metric: the "Fetal Reserve Index" (FRI), formally incorporating EFM with maternal, obstetrical, fetal risk factors, and excessive uterine activity for assessment of risk for cerebral palsy (CP). METHODS: We performed a retrospective, case-control series of 50 term CP cases with apparent intrapartum neurological injury and 200 controls. All were deemed neurologically normal on admission...
June 8, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591404/sexual-transmission-of-american-trypanosomiasis-in-humans-a-new-potential-pandemic-route-for-chagas-parasites
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Perla F Araujo, Adriana B Almeida, Carlos F Pimentel, Adriano R Silva, Alessandro Sousa, Sebastião A Valente, Vera C Valente, Manuela M Britto, Ana C Rosa, Rozeneide M Alves, Luciana Hagström, Antonio Rl Teixeira
BACKGROUND: The Trypanosoma cruzi infection endemic in Latin America has now spread to several countries across four continents; this endemic involves triatomine vector-free protists. We hypothesised that the sexual transmission of T. cruzi contributes to the ongoing spread of Chagas disease. OBJECTIVES: A short-term longitudinal study was conducted to evaluate this hypothesis. METHODS: The study population comprised 109 subjects from four families, among whom 21 had been diagnosed with acute Chagas disease by direct parasitological analysis...
June 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
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