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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753694/physiological-adaptation-of-the-growth-restricted-fetus
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REVIEW
Karel Maršál
The growth-restricted fetus in utero is exposed to a hostile environment and suffers undernutrition and hypoxia. To cope with the stress, the fetus changes its physiological functions. These adaptive changes aid intrauterine survival; however, they can lead to permanent functional and structural changes that can contribute to the development of serious chronic diseases later in life. Epigenetic mechanisms are an important part of the pathophysiological processes behind this "developmental origin of adult diseases...
February 24, 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718709/intrauterine-programming-mechanism-for-hypercholesterolemia-in-prenatal-caffeine-exposed-female-adult-rat-offspring
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Dan Xu, Hanwen W Luo, Wen Hu, Shuwei W Hu, Chao Yuan, Guihua H Wang, Li Zhang, Hong Yu, Jacques Magdalou, Liaobin B Chen, Hui Wang
Clinical and animal studies have indicated that hypercholesterolemia and its associated diseases have intrauterine developmental origins. Our previous studies showed that prenatal caffeine exposure (PCE) led to fetal overexposure to maternal glucocorticoids (GCs) and increased serum total cholesterol levels in adult rat offspring. This study further confirms the intrauterine programming of PCE-induced hypercholesterolemia in female adult rat offspring. Pregnant Wistar rats were intragastrically administered caffeine (30, 60, and 120 mg/kg/d) from gestational day (GD)9 to 20...
May 2, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582717/maternal-protein-malnutrition-effects-on-prostate-development-and-adult-disease
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J C Rinaldi, S A A Santos, K T Colombelli, L Birch, G S Prins, L A Justulin, S L Felisbino
Well-controlled intrauterine development is an essential condition for many aspects of normal adult physiology and health. This process is disrupted by poor maternal nutrition status during pregnancy. Indeed, physiological adaptations occur in the fetus to ensure nutrient supply to the most vital organs at the expense of the others, leading to irreversible consequences in tissue formation and differentiation. Evidence indicates that maternal undernutrition in early life promotes changes in key hormones, such as glucocorticoids, growth hormones, insulin-like growth factors, estrogens and androgens, during fetal development...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29475580/evidence-of-cardiac-involvement-in-the-fetal-inflammatory-response-syndrome-disruption-of-gene-networks-programming-cardiac-development-in-nonhuman-primates
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Timothy Mitchell, James W MacDonald, Sengkeo Srinouanpranchanh, Theodor K Bammler, Sean Merillat, Erica Boldenow, Michelle Coleman, Kathy Agnew, Audrey Baldessari, Jennifer E Stencel-Baerenwald, Jennifer Tisoncik-Go, Richard R Green, Michael J Gale, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Kristina M Adams Waldorf
BACKGROUND: Most early preterm births are associated with intraamniotic infection and inflammation, which can lead to systemic inflammation in the fetus. The fetal inflammatory response syndrome describes elevations in the fetal interleukin-6 level, which is a marker for inflammation and fetal organ injury. An understanding of the effects of inflammation on fetal cardiac development may lead to insight into the fetal origins of adult cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the fetal inflammatory response syndrome is associated with disruptions in gene networks that program fetal cardiac development...
April 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473646/research-review-intergenerational-transmission-of-disadvantage-epigenetics-and-parents-childhoods-as-the-first-exposure
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Pamela Scorza, Cristiane S Duarte, Alison E Hipwell, Jonathan Posner, Ana Ortin, Glorisa Canino, Catherine Monk
BACKGROUND: For decades, economists and sociologists have documented intergenerational transmission of socioeconomic disadvantage, demonstrating that economic, political, and social factors contribute to 'inherited hardship'. Drawing on biological factors, the developmental origins of adult health and disease model posits that fetal exposure to maternal prenatal distress associated with socioeconomic disadvantage compromises offspring's neurodevelopment, affecting short- and long-term physical and mental health, and thereby psychosocial standing and resources...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472256/protocol-for-a-longitudinal-twin-birth-cohort-study-to-unravel-the-complex-interplay-between-early-life-environmental-and-genetic-risk-factors-in-health-and-disease-the-chongqing-longitudinal-twin-study-lotis
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Chao Tong, Li Wen, Yinyin Xia, Pamela Leong, Lan Wang, Xin Fan, Ting-Li Han, Jeffrey M Craig, Philip Baker, Richard Saffery, Hongbo Qi
INTRODUCTION: Non-communicable diseases (NCD) now represent the major burden of adverse health in most countries. It is clear that much of the risk of such conditions begins very early in life, potentially in utero. Given their complex aetiology, an understanding of the origins of NCD requires an in-depth analysis of the interplay between genetic variation and environment, preferably over time. For decades, twin studies have played a key role in understanding such traits. Their strength lies in the ability to disentangle genetic and environmental factors that contribute to a phenotype...
February 22, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463784/severe-fetal-distress-and-placental-damage-might-be-associated-with-high-troponin-i-ctni-levels-in-mothers
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Irene Turrini, Flavia Sorbi, Viola Ghizzoni, Luca Mannini, Massimiliano Fambrini, Alessandro Terreni, Elisabetta Projetto, Francesca Castiglione, Ivo Noci
BACKGROUND Troponin I is the gold standard for the diagnosis of adult acute coronary syndrome. Although it is known that a hypoxic fetus may produce cTnI, fetal cTnI passage in maternal blood has never been documented. CASE REPORT We report a case where the rise of cTnI in the blood of a pregnant woman was not related to maternal heart disease. Instead, it might be suggestive of a fetal cardiac origin, as there was a severe placental insufficiency with a fetal intrauterine growth restriction. CONCLUSIONS This study suggests that the rise of cTnI in maternal blood in a cardiovascular healthy pregnant woman might have a fetal origin...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457303/long-term-effects-of-art-what-do-animals-tell-us
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REVIEW
Veronique Duranthon, Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
Early stages of mammalian embryonic development are now known to be very sensitive to their microenvironment, with long term effects on fetal, postnatal, and adult health, thus extending to these early stages the concept of Developmental Origin of Health and Disease (DoHaD). In this scientific context, and with 3% of births in developed countries, safety of Assisted Reproductive Techniques procedures becomes a matter of concern. Besides, embryo technologies in domestic mammals, using huge number of embryos, do not seem to evidence heavy impacts on adult phenotypes...
April 2018: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438258/contribution-of-resident-and-recruited-macrophages-in-vascular-physiology-and-pathology
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Li Zhang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Macrophages are generally believed to originate entirely from the bone marrow; however, this paradigm is challenged by the discovery of yolk-sac-derived resident macrophages. Here, we provide an overview of recent advances in the ontogeny and function of resident macrophages. RECENT FINDINGS: Macrophage precursors from three distinct embryonic sources (yolk sac, fetal liver and bone marrow) are found to colonize various tissues via the blood circulation early during embryogenesis until shortly after birth...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380061/hepatic-stellate-cells-derived-from-the-nestin-positive-cells-in-septum-transversum-during-rat-liver-development
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Makoto Toi, Yoshihiro Hayashi, Ichiro Murakami
Hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) play a principal role in Vitamin A metabolism and are considered the major matrix-producing cell type in the diseased liver. Rat HSCs are identified by immunohistochemistry with myogenic or mesenchymal (desmin, vimentin, and alpha-smooth muscle actin) or neural (e.g., GFAP or neuronal cell adhesion molecule) markers. Embryonic origin of rat HSCs was determined using these markers. Nestin, an intermediate filament protein originally identified in neuronal stem or progenitor cells, is widely used as a stem cell marker, including hepatic stem cells in adult rat livers...
January 29, 2018: Medical Molecular Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224111/prenatal-testosterone-programming-of-insulin-resistance-in-the-female-sheep
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Muraly Puttabyatappa, Vasantha Padmanabhan
Insulin resistance, a common feature of metabolic disorders such as obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and polycystic ovary syndrome, is a risk factor for development of diabetes. Because sex hormones orchestrate the establishment of sex-specific behavioral, reproductive, and metabolic differences, a role for them in the developmental origin of insulin resistance is also to be expected. Female sheep exposed to male levels of testosterone during fetal life serve as an excellent translational model for delineating programming of insulin resistance...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217485/developmental-origins-of-adult-health-and-disease-the-metabolic-role-of-bdnf-from-early-life-to-adulthood
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REVIEW
Despina D Briana, Ariadne Malamitsi-Puchner
Accumulating evidence suggests that the origins of adult disease may occur during fetal life. Thus, the concept of "developmental programming" has been introduced and supported by epidemiological and experimental data. This concept supports the idea that the nutritional and hormonal status during pregnancy could interfere in metabolism control. The mechanisms responsible for this "developmental programming" remain poorly documented. Current research indicates that neurotrophins and particularly brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may play a crucial role in this process...
December 4, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156933/prevention-of-obesity-from-perinatal-stage
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Rosa Mª Martínez García, Ana Isabel Jiménez Ortega, Heldry González Torres, Rosa María Ortega
Obesity is one of the major health problems and a determining factor in the prevalence of diseases such as metabolic syndrome, asthma, sleep apnea, infertility and various types of cancer. Its origin is multifactorial, involving genetic, socioeconomic and environmental factors. These last ones contribute mostly to explain the current epidemic growth of this disease. The sedentary lifestyle, inadequate diet, lack of sleep, alterations in intestinal microbiota and stress are factors related to its development...
October 15, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130966/itraq-based-proteomic-analysis-of-neonatal-kidney-from-offspring-of-protein-restricted-rats-reveals-abnormalities-in-intraflagellar-transport-proteins
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Xiaomei Liu, Jun Wang, Linlin Gao, Hao Liu, Caixia Liu
BACKGROUND: It is well recognized that adverse events in utero can impair fetal development and lead to the development of kidney injury and hypertension in adulthood. We previously reported a lower kidney index, glomeruli number, and decreased glomerular filtration rate in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) offspring induced by maternal protein malnutrition. To explore the molecular mechanisms linking impaired fetal growth to renal diseases, we investigated differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) in the IUGR neonatal kidneys by isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ) analysis...
2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029729/schmallenberg-virus-a-novel-virus-of-veterinary-importance
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Kerstin Wernike, Martin Beer
In late 2011, unspecific clinical symptoms such as fever, diarrhea, and decreased milk production were observed in dairy cattle in the Dutch/German border region. After exclusion of classical endemic and emerging viruses by targeted diagnostic systems, blood samples from acutely diseased cows were subjected to metagenomics analysis. An insect-transmitted orthobunyavirus of the Simbu serogroup was identified as the causative agent and named Schmallenberg virus (SBV). It was one of the first detections of the introduction of a novel virus of veterinary importance to Europe using the new technology of next-generation sequencing...
2017: Advances in Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985199/renal-lineage-cells-as-a-source-for-renal-regeneration
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Oren Pleniceanu, Dorit Omer, Orit Harari-Steinberg, Benjamin Dekel
The mammalian kidney is a highly complex organ, composed of various cell types within a unique structural framework. Nonetheless, in recent years, giant leaps in our understanding of nephrogenesis and the origin of new cells in the adult kidney have resulted in novel routes to regenerate damaged nephrons. While several strategies can be envisioned to achieve this aim, one common theme is the reliance on renal lineage cells, as extrarenal cells, such as bone marrow-derived cells, have been shown to be devoid of renal differentiation capacity...
November 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969466/short-and-long-term-consequences-for-offspring-exposed-to-maternal-diabetes-a-review
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S Burlina, M G Dalfrà, A Lapolla
The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus is increasing, as is the worldwide prevalence of type 2 diabetes and obesity, even in children and adolescents. Exposure in utero to maternal diabetes carries several short-term consequences due mainly to maternal hyperglycemia, and consequent fetal hyperinsulinemia. Current evidence also supports the hypothesis that adult health and disease have developmental origins, and that disorders in early-life environments prompt metabolic imprinting that results in a greater risk of negative metabolic outcomes later in life...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888333/maternal-long-chain-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-status-and-pregnancy-complications
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REVIEW
Nisha Wadhwani, Vidya Patil, Sadhana Joshi
Maternal nutrition plays a crucial role in influencing fetal growth and birth outcome. Any nutritional insult starting several weeks before pregnancy and during critical periods of gestation is known to influence fetal development and increase the risk for diseases during later life. Literature suggests that chronic adult diseases may have their origin during early life - a concept referred to as Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) which states that adverse exposures early in life "program" risks for later chronic disorders...
August 15, 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867213/transgenerational-pancreatic-impairment-with-igf2-h19-epigenetic-alteration-induced-by-p-p-dde-exposure-in-early-life
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Yang Song, Lei Yang
The hypothesis of fetal origins indicates that exposures in early development could induce epigenetic modifications in the male germ-line, affecting the susceptibility of adult-onset disease for generations. p,p'-DDE, the primary metabolite of persistent organochlorine pesticide DDT, is highly correlated with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and a strong contributing factor to type 2 diabetes. In our previous study, ancestral p,p'-DDE exposure could induce transgenerational impaired male fertility with sperm Igf2 hypomethylation...
October 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854169/a-somatic-mutation-in-erythro-myeloid-progenitors-causes-neurodegenerative-disease
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Elvira Mass, Christian E Jacome-Galarza, Thomas Blank, Tomi Lazarov, Benjamin H Durham, Neval Ozkaya, Alessandro Pastore, Marius Schwabenland, Young Rock Chung, Marc K Rosenblum, Marco Prinz, Omar Abdel-Wahab, Frederic Geissmann
The pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases is poorly understood and there are few therapeutic options. Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by progressive neuronal dysfunction and loss, and chronic glial activation. Whether microglial activation, which is generally viewed as a secondary process, is harmful or protective in neurodegeneration remains unclear. Late-onset neurodegenerative disease observed in patients with histiocytoses, which are clonal myeloid diseases associated with somatic mutations in the RAS-MEK-ERK pathway such as BRAF(V600E), suggests a possible role of somatic mutations in myeloid cells in neurodegeneration...
September 21, 2017: Nature
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