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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933788/angptl4-mediates-the-protective-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-activators-in-the-pathogenesis-of-preeclampsia
#1
Lei Liu, Xu Zhuang, Meng Jiang, Fei Guan, Qin Fu, Jianhua Lin
Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) has been shown to be a therapeutic target for preeclampsia (PE). Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) is a multifunctional secretory protein involved in regulating lipid metabolism and angiogenesis in various tissues. However, the expression of PPARγ and ANGPTL4 and their interaction in PE remain elusive. Here we showed that PPARγ agonist rosiglitazone upregulated the expression and secretion of ANGPTL4 in a dose-dependent manner in HTR8/SVneo cells, human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and placental explants...
September 21, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929173/platelet-derived-growth-factor-receptor-beta-identifies-mesenchymal-stem-cells-with-enhanced-engraftment-to-tissue-injury-and-pro-angiogenic-property
#2
Shan Wang, Miaohua Mo, Jinmei Wang, Sobia Sadia, Bihua Shi, Xiaobing Fu, Lin Yu, Edward E Tredget, Yaojiong Wu
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are heterogeneous likely consisting of subpopulations with various therapeutic potentials. Here we attempted to acquire a subset of MSCs with enhanced effect in wound healing. We found that human placental MSCs expressing platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor (PDGFR)-β exhibited greater proliferation rates and generated more colony-forming unit-fibroblast (CFU-F), compared to PDGFR-β(-) MSCs. Notably, PDGFR-β(+) MSCs expressed higher levels of pro-angiogenic factors such as Ang1, Ang2, VEGF, bFGF and PDGF...
September 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926727/early-pregnancy-intrauterine-fetal-exposure-to-maternal-smoking-and-impact-on-fetal-telomere-length
#3
Hooman Mirzakhani, Immaculata De Vivo, J Steven Leeder, Roger Gaedigk, Carrie A Vyhlidal, Scott T Weiss, Kelan Tantisira
BACKGROUND: Reduced telomere length, or its accelerated attrition, has been implicated in aging, mortality, and several human diseases, including respiratory diseases. Age dependent manifestation of telomere-mediated disease during life span indicates the role of developmental stage in these diseases and highlights the importance of fetal developmental process in utero and at earlier life stages. Environmental determinants during developmental and later stages of life could affect telomere length...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924318/pre-eclampsia-molecular-events-to-biomarkers
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REVIEW
Kavita Sahai, Seema Saraswathy, Tribhuvan Pal Yadav, Devendra Arora, Manu Krishnan
Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive disorder in pregnancy, which accounts for 10-15% of the maternal and perinatal mortality worldwide. Abnormal placental development and tissue hypoxia are its main etiologic factors. The present diagnostic methods of blood pressure monitoring and renal function evaluation are insufficient in the early detection of pre-eclampsia. Since molecular events portent well ahead of the disease onset, biomarker research for the early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia has recently generated ambitious clinical targets...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923940/defective-decidualization-during-and-after-severe-preeclampsia-reveals-a-possible-maternal-contribution-to-the-etiology
#5
Tamara Garrido-Gomez, Francisco Dominguez, Alicia Quiñonero, Patricia Diaz-Gimeno, Mirhan Kapidzic, Matthew Gormley, Katherine Ona, Pablo Padilla-Iserte, Michael McMaster, Olga Genbacev, Alfredo Perales, Susan J Fisher, Carlos Simón
In preeclampsia (PE), cytotrophoblast (CTB) invasion of the uterus and spiral arteries is often shallow. Thus, the placenta's role has been a focus. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decidual defects are an important determinant of the placental phenotype. We isolated human endometrial stromal cells from nonpregnant donors with a previous pregnancy that was complicated by severe PE (sPE). Compared with control cells, they failed to decidualize in vitro as demonstrated by morphological criteria and the analysis of stage-specific antigens (i...
September 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922401/rab11-family-expression-in-the-human-placenta-localization-at-the-maternal-fetal-interface
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Elizabeth S Taglauer, Patrycja A Artemiuk, Sara R Hanscom, Andrew J Lindsay, Danielle Wuebbolt, Fionnuala M Breathnach, Elizabeth C Tully, Amir R Khan, Mary W McCaffrey
Rab proteins are a family of small GTPases involved in a variety of cellular processes. The Rab11 subfamily in particular directs key steps of intracellular functions involving vesicle trafficking of the endosomal recycling pathway. This Rab subfamily works through a series of effector proteins including the Rab11-FIPs (Rab11 Family-Interacting Proteins). While the Rab11 subfamily has been well characterized at the cellular level, its function within human organ systems is still being explored. In an effort to further study these proteins, we conducted a preliminary investigation of a subgroup of endosomal Rab proteins in a range of human cell lines by Western blotting...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921728/undifferentiated-connective-tissue-diseases-and-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-an-undervalued-association
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REVIEW
Arsenio Spinillo, Fausta Beneventi, Roberto Caporali, Veronique Ramoni, Carlomaurizio Montecucco
Undifferentiated connective tissue diseases (UCTDs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by symptoms and signs suggestive of systemic autoimmune rheumatic disease (ARD), but which do not fulfill all the established criteria for definite diagnosis of a condition. Although a third of UCTDs can progress to a definite ARD within months or years, most UCTDs can remain stable for years with minimal disease activity. The annual incidence of UCTD in the general population ranges from 14 to 140 per 100 000 people...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920512/rhythmic-three-part-harmony-the-complex-interaction-of-maternal-placental-and-fetal-circadian-systems
#8
Peter J Mark, Rachael C Crew, Michaela D Wharfe, Brendan J Waddell
From the perspective of circadian biology, mammalian pregnancy presents an unusual biological scenario in which an entire circadian system (i.e., that of the fetus) is embodied within another (i.e., that of the mother). Moreover, both systems are likely to be influenced at their interface by a third player, the placenta. Successful pregnancy requires major adaptations in maternal physiology, many of which involve circadian changes that support the high metabolic demands of the growing fetus. A functional role for maternal circadian adaptations is implied by the effects of circadian disruption, which result in pregnancy complications including higher risks for miscarriage, preterm labor, and low birth weight...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Rhythms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920104/variable-phenotypic-penetrance-of-thrombosis-in-adult-mice-after-tissue-selective-and-temporally-controlled-thbd-gene-inactivation
#9
Thijs E van Mens, Hai-Po H Liang, Sreemanti Basu, Irene Hernandez, Mark Zogg, Jennifer May, Min Zhan, Qiuhui Yang, Jamie Foeckler, Shawn Kalloway, Rashmi Sood, Caren Sue Karlson, Hartmut Weiler
Thrombomodulin (Thbd) exerts pleiotropic effects on blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, and complement system activity by facilitating the thrombin-mediated activation of protein C and thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor and may have additional thrombin- and protein C (pC)-independent functions. In mice, complete Thbd deficiency causes embryonic death due to defective placental development. In this study, we used tissue-selective and temporally controlled Thbd gene ablation to examine the function of Thbd in adult mice...
June 27, 2017: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916946/association-between-placental-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs-oxidative-stress-and-preterm-delivery-a-case-control-study
#10
Priyanka Agarwal, Laxmi Singh, Madhu Anand, Ajay Taneja
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are known to disturb the antioxidant defense system, which may indirectly contribute to induction of early pregnancy in women. Therefore, the present investigation was designed to offer preliminary information about exposure to PAHs by estimating their placental levels and its association with oxidative stress as well as with preterm birth. Placenta tissue samples were drawn after delivery from 84 healthy pregnant women, recruited at a local nursing home of Agra, India, and levels of PAHs were quantified by gas chromatograph equipped with flame ionization detector...
September 15, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915449/increased-expression-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-in-placentas-from-pregnant-women-with-severe-preeclampsia
#11
Ingrid C Weel, Mariana Romão-Veiga, Mariana L Matias, Eduardo G Fioratti, Jose C Peraçoli, Vera T Borges, João P Araujo, Maria T Peraçoli
Preeclampsia is a pregnancy disorder characterized by imbalance between pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines associated with high plasma levels of uric acid and Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β). The inflammasome is a protein complex that mediates innate immune responses via caspase-1 activation promoting secretion of IL-1β and IL-18 in their active forms, and also release of the high-mobility group box 1 protein (HMGB1). As the placenta seems to play an important role in the pathogenesis of PE, the present study investigated the expression of genes and proteins related to the inflammasome in placentas from pregnant women with severe preeclampsia...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912304/e-cadherin-and-zeb2-modulate-trophoblast-cells-differentiation-during-placental-development-in-pigs
#12
Linjun Hong, Kun Han, Kejia Wu, Ruize Liu, Ji Huang, Joan K Lunney, Shuhong Zhao, Mei Yu
It is one of the important events that trophoblast cells within the placental folds differentiate into two types that differ in cell shape during placental development in pigs. This study showed that all the trophoblast cells were in similar shape between Yorkshire and Chinese Meishan pigs on day 26 of gestation, thereafter, the trophoblast cells located at the top of the placental folds became high columnar while those cells at the base of the placental folds were cuboidal on day 50 of gestation. Additionally, on day 95 of gestation, all the trophoblast cells in Meishan pigs became cuboidal, but the trophoblast cells located at the top of the placental folds in Yorkshire pigs still remained columnar...
September 14, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912064/cell-cycle-and-histone-modification-genes-were-decreased-in-placenta-tissue-from-unexplained-early-miscarriage
#13
Yuanchang Zhu, Bing Li, Tonghua Wu, Lijun Ye, Yong Zeng, Yaou Zhang
Genetic defect is a major cause of early miscarriage, but still in many cases the etiology are not fully understood. Recent studies have shown that dysregulation of genes in placenta tissue are participated in the pathogenesis of unexplained early miscarriage. The aim of our study is to explore mRNA expression profile in placental chorionic villi and to reveal the underlying mechanism of unexplained early miscarriage. Chorionic villous were isolated and extracted from early miscarriage (n=3) and control pregnancy (n=3) placenta with normal chromosome karyotype using MLPA assay, and then mRNA expression profiles were determined by microarray...
September 11, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910963/placental-transfer-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-and-feasibility-using-the-placenta-as-a-non-invasive-biomonitoring-matrix
#14
Yunsun Jeong, Sunggyu Lee, Sunmi Kim, Jeongim Park, Hai-Joong Kim, Gyuyeon Choi, Sooran Choi, Sungjoo Kim, Su Young Kim, Sungkyoon Kim, Kyungho Choi, Hyo-Bang Moon
The placenta is a crucial organ for the supply of oxygen and nutritional elements from mother to fetus. Several studies have reported evidence of the placental transfer of persistent organic pollutants (POPs). Despite the importance of prenatal exposure to POPs, the transport process of POPs via the human placenta is not well understood. To investigate the transport processes of these contaminants and to assess the feasibility of the placenta as a non-invasive biological matrix, we measured 19 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 18 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), and 24 polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in placenta tissues...
September 10, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910635/gestational-stage-and-ifn-%C3%AE-signaling-regulate-zikv-infection-in-utero
#15
Brett W Jagger, Jonathan J Miner, Bin Cao, Nitin Arora, Amber M Smith, Attila Kovacs, Indira U Mysorekar, Carolyn B Coyne, Michael S Diamond
Although Zika virus (ZIKV)-induced congenital disease occurs more frequently during early stages of pregnancy, its basis remains undefined. Using established type I interferon (IFN)-deficient mouse models of ZIKV transmission in utero, we found that the placenta and fetus were more susceptible to ZIKV infection at earlier gestational stages. Whereas ZIKV infection at embryonic day 6 (E6) resulted in placental insufficiency and fetal demise, infections at midstage (E9) resulted in reduced cranial dimensions, and infection later in pregnancy (E12) caused no apparent fetal disease...
September 13, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901463/microrna-expression-profiles-and-networks-in-placentas-complicated-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#16
Hong Wen, Lu Chen, Jing He, Jun Lin
The microRNA (miRNA) profiles of placentas complicated with selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) are unknown. In the present study, the sIUGR‑associated placental miRNA expression was investigated using microarray and confirmatory reverse transcriptase‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction studies. Placenta samples around the individual insertion region for each umbilical cord were collected from monochorionic twins complicated with (n=17) or without sIUGR (control, n=16). miRNA profile analysis was performed on two sIUGR cases and one control using an Affymetrix microRNA 4...
September 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900713/complement-activation-a-threat-to-pregnancy
#17
REVIEW
Guillermina Girardi
Pregnancy poses a challenge for the immune systems of placental mammals. As fetal tissues are semi-allogeneic and alloantibodies that commonly develop in the mother, the fetus and the placenta might be subject to complement-mediated immune attack with the potential risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Here, I describe how the use of animal models was pivotal in demonstrating that complement inhibition at the fetomaternal interface is essential for a successful pregnancy. Studies in animals also helped the identification of uncontrolled complement activation as a crucial effector in the pathogenesis of recurrent miscarriages, intrauterine growth restriction, preeclampsia, and preterm birth...
September 12, 2017: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899653/role-of-autophagy-in-zika-virus-infection-and-pathogenesis
#18
REVIEW
Abhilash I Chiramel, Sonja M Best
Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved cellular pathway that culminates in lysosomal degradation of selected substrates. Autophagy can serve dual roles in virus infection with either pro- or antiviral functions depending on the virus and the stage of the viral replication cycle. Recent studies have suggested a role for autophagy in Zika virus (ZIKV) replication by demonstrating the accumulation of autophagic vesicles following ZIKV infection in both in vitro and in vivo models. In human fetal neural stem cells, ZIKV inhibits Akt-mTOR signaling to induce autophagy, increase virus replication and impede neurogenesis...
September 9, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899343/genome-wide-gene-expression-analysis-in-the-placenta-from-fetus-with-trisomy-21
#19
Ji Hyae Lim, You Jung Han, Hyun Jin Kim, Dong Wook Kwak, So Yeon Park, Sun-Hee Chun, Hyun Mee Ryu
BACKGROUND: We performed whole human genome expression analysis in placenta tissue (normal and T21) samples in order to investigate gene expression into the pathogenesis of trisomy 21 (T21) placenta. We profiled the whole human genome expression of placental samples from normal and T21 fetuses using the GeneChip Human Genome U133 plus 2.0 array. Based on these data, we predicted the functions of differentially expressed genes using bioinformatics tools. RESULTS: A total of 110 genes had different expression patterns in the T21 placentas than they did in the normal placentas...
September 12, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895533/what-is-a-placental-mammal-anyway
#20
Patrick Abbot, John A Capra
Many developmental functions in marsupials and eutherian mammals are accomplished by different tissues, but similar genes.
September 12, 2017: ELife
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