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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105234/interaction-of-cyclophilin-a-with-a-novel-binding-protein-sr-25-and-characterization-of-their-expression-pattern-in-chinese-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
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Jian Chen, Ning Li, Peiwen Lian, Jiahui Wang, Peng Li, Zhaohua Gong, Lixin Jiang
Cyclophilin (Cyp) A has been reported to be overexpressed in the majority of cancer cells, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the biological functions of CypA in HCC are far from being understood. To determine the biological functions of CypA in HCC, the present study screened human fetal liver complementary DNA for proteins interacting with CypA using the yeast two-hybrid system. A nuclear protein, serine/arginine-rich (SR)-25, was isolated as a novel CypA-binding protein that is distinct from those previously described in the literature...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102936/unbiased-and-quantitative-proteomics-reveals-highly-increased-angiogenesis-induction-by-the-secretome-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-isolated-from-fetal-rather-than-adult-skin
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Massimiliano Gaetani, Cinzia Maria Chinnici, Anna Paola Carreca, Claudia Di Pasquale, Giandomenico Amico, Pier Giulio Conaldi
Scarless wound healing and functional regeneration are typical processes of the fetus, gradually lost during post-natal life, and maximally attributed to fetal skin tissue and induced by fetal skin fibroblasts. The latter have been successfully applied to post-natal wounds, with clear advantages compared with autologous dermis grafts or adult fibroblast applications. Our goal was to functionally identify and uncover key factors and mechanisms through the analysis of secretomes, the principal players in all cell therapies based on mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs)...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101838/renal-consequences-of-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Amelie Stritzke, Sumesh Thomas, Harish Amin, Christoph Fusch, Abhay Lodha
BACKGROUND: The developmental origin of health and disease concept identifies the brain, cardiovascular, liver, and kidney systems as targets of fetal adverse programming with adult consequences. As the limits of viability in premature infants have been pushed to lower gestational ages, the long-term impact of prematurity on kidneys still remains a significant burden during hospital stay and beyond. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to summarize available evidence, mechanisms, and short- and long-term renal consequences of prematurity and identify nephroprotective strategies and areas of uncertainty...
December 2017: Molecular and Cellular Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097507/in-vitro-phase-i-and-phase-ii-drug-metabolism-in-the-liver-of-juvenile-and-adult-g%C3%A3-ttingen-minipigs
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Els Van Peer, Frank Jacobs, Jan Snoeys, Jos Van Houdt, Ils Pijpers, Christophe Casteleyn, Chris Van Ginneken, Steven Van Cruchten
PURPOSE: In view of pediatric drug development, juvenile animal studies are gaining importance. However, data on drug metabolizing capacities of juvenile animals are scarce, especially in non-rodent species. Therefore, we aimed to characterize the in vitro biotransformation of four human CYP450 substrates and one UGT substrate in the livers of developing Göttingen minipigs. METHODS: Liver microsomes from late fetal, Day 1, Day 3, Day 7, Day 28, and adult male and female Göttingen minipigs were incubated with a cocktail of CYP450 substrates, including phenacetin, tolbutamide, dextromethorphan, and midazolam...
January 17, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095996/antenatal-predictors-of-outcome-in-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-cdh
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REVIEW
Titilayo Oluyomi-Obi, Verena Kuret, Pramod Puligandla, Abhay Lodha, Helen Lee-Robertson, Kovid Lee, David Somerset, Joann Johnson, Greg Ryan
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hypoplasia is the main cause of mortality in isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and its prediction is paramount when counseling parents. We sought to identify antenatal parameters that predicted neonatal mortality in CDH. METHOD: Search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science on the ability of lung-to-head ratio (LHR), observed-to-expected LHR (o/e LHR), total fetal lung volume (TFLV), o/e TFLV, percentage predicted lung volume (PPLV) and degree of liver herniation to predict neonatal morbidity and mortality in fetuses with CDH...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092845/cinnamaldehyde-potentially-attenuates-gestational-hyperglycemia-in-rats-through-modulation-of-ppar%C3%AE-proinflammatory-cytokines-and-oxidative-stress
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Ahmed A Hosni, A Adel Abdel-Moneim, Eman S Abdel-Reheim, Samah M Mohamed, Hamdi Helmy
Cinnamon has a history of use for medicinal purposes and its major benefits have been linked to cinnamaldehyde. The present study aimed to investigate the hypoglycemic action of cinnamaldehyde against fatty-sucrosed diet/streptozotocin (FSD/STZ)-rat model of gestational diabetes. Female albino rats were divided into three groups. Group I fed with normal diet (ND) while group II and III were fed with FSD for eight weeks (five weeks pre-gestational and three weeks gestational). Rats of group III were administered with a daily oral dose of 20mg/kg cinnamaldehyde one week before mating onward...
January 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078737/3d-assessment-of-the-umbilical-vein-deviation-angle-uvda-for-the-prediction-of-liver-herniation-in-left-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Nicola Volpe, Eleonora Mazzone, Brunella Muto, Alice Suprani, Tiziana Fanelli, Christine Tita Kaihura, Andrea Dall'Asta, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Carmine Del Rossi, Enrico Maria Silini, Cinzia Magnani, Paolo Volpe, Tullio Ghi, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVES: To introduce a new sonographic marker of intrathoracic liver herniation in fetuses with left congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) METHODS: In a consecutive series of fetuses with isolated CDH an ultrasound volume of the fetal abdomen was acquired. On this the offline calculation of the angle formed by the midline of the abdomen (joining the center of the vertebral body to the abdominal insertion of the umbilical cord) and a second line joining the center of the vertebral body to the intra-abdominal convexity of the umbilical vein was carried out (Umbilical Vein Deviation Angle or UVDA)...
January 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077418/a-novel-humanized-mouse-model-with-significant-improvement-of-class-switched-antigen-specific-antibody-production
#8
Hua Yu, Chiara Borsotti, Jean-Nicolas Schickel, Shu Zhu, Till Strowig, Elizabeth E Eynon, Davor Frleta, Cagan Gurer, Andrew J Murphy, George D Yancopoulos, Eric Meffre, Markus G Manz, Richard A Flavell
Humanized mice are a powerful tool for the study of human hematopoiesis and immune function in vivo. However, the existing models cannot support robust adaptive immune responses, especially the generation of class-switched, antigen-specific antibody responses. Here we describe a new mouse strain, in which human IL6 gene encoding the cytokine that is important for B and T cell differentiation was knocked into its respective mouse locus. The provision of human IL6 not only enhanced thymopoiesis and periphery T-cell engraftment, but also significantly increased class switched memory B cells and serum IgG...
January 11, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074213/-intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-rare-but-important
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REVIEW
A E Kremer, K Wolf, S Ständer
Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a liver-specific disorder occurring in approximately 0.5-2.0% of all pregnancies with a considerable variation in certain ethnic groups. ICP usually runs a benign course for the mother and is characterized by maternal pruritus mainly in the third trimester, elevated transaminases and fasting total serum bile salts and increased fetal adverse events. The etiology of ICP is only partially understood but seems to be multifactorial. Cholestasis-inducing effects of certain female sex hormones and their metabolites play an important role in genetically susceptible women...
January 10, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065301/incomplete-cytokinesis-binucleation-in-mammals-the-powerful-system-of-hepatocytes
#10
M Fortier, S Celton-Morizur, C Desdouets
Polyploidy, the state of having greater than a diploid DNA content (tetraploid, octoploid, etc.) is a characteristic feature of mammalian hepatocytes and accompanies late fetal development and postnatal maturation of the liver. During the weaning period, diploid hepatocytes can engage either into normal cell division cycle giving rise to two diploid hepatocytes or follow a scheduled division program characterized by incomplete cytokinesis. In that case, diploid hepatocytes undergo mitosis, but do not form a contractile ring...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046002/competition-for-materno-fetal-resource-partitioning-in-a-rabbit-model-of-undernourished-pregnancy
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Jorge Lopez-Tello, Maria Arias-Alvarez, Maria Angeles Jimenez-Martinez, Rosa Maria Garcia-Garcia, Maria Rodriguez, Pedro Luis Lorenzo Gonzalez, Ruben Bermejo-Poza, Antonio Gonzalez-Bulnes, Pilar Garcia Rebollar
The major goal of animal production is to obtain abundant and healthy meat for consumers. Maternal food restriction (MFR) is often applied in farms to reduce production costs. However, the suitability of MFR in livestock animals is questionable, as this management may compromise maternal fitness due to a severe negative energetic balance and can induce Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) and prenatal programming in the offspring. Here, we sought to determine, using pregnant rabbits, the consequences of MFR on maternal endocrine and metabolic status and conceptus development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038456/dna-methylation-landscape-of-hepatoblastomas-reveals-arrest-at-early-stages-of-liver-differentiation-and-cancer-related-alterations
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Mariana Maschietto, Tatiane Cristina Rodrigues, André Yoshiaki Kashiwabara, Érica Sara Souza de Araujo, Talita Ferreira Marques Aguiar, Cecilia Maria Lima da Costa, Isabela Werneck da Cunha, Luciana Dos Reis Vasques, Monica Cypriano, Helena Brentani, Silvia Regina Caminada de Toledo, Peter Lees Pearson, Dirce Maria Carraro, Carla Rosenberg, Ana Cristina Victorino Krepischi
Hepatoblastomas are uncommon embryonal liver tumors accounting for approximately 80% of childhood hepatic cancer. We hypothesized that epigenetic changes, including DNA methylation, could be relevant to hepatoblastoma onset. The methylomes of eight matched hepatoblastomas and non-tumoral liver tissues were characterized, and data were validated in an independent group (11 hepatoblastomas). In comparison to differentiated livers, hepatoblastomas exhibited a widespread and non-stochastic pattern of global low-level hypomethylation...
December 25, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031015/melatonin-pharmacology-functions-and-therapeutic-benefits
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Sylvie Tordjman, Sylvie Chokron, Richard Delorme, Annaëlle Charrier, Eric Bellissant, Nemat Jaafari, Claire Fougerou
Melatonin synchronizes central but also peripheral oscillators (fetal adrenal gland, pancreas, liver, kidney, heart, lung, fat, gut, etc.), allowing temporal organization of biological functions through circadian rhythms in relation to periodic environmental changes and therefore adaptation of the individual to his/her internal and external environment. Measures of melatonin are considered the best peripheral indices of human circadian timing. First, the pharmacology of melatonin (biosynthesis and circadian rhythms, pharmacokinetics and mechanisms of action) is described, allowing a better understanding of the short and long term effects of melatonin following its immediate or prolonged release...
December 28, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028317/oral-leptin-supplementation-throughout-lactation-in-rats-prevents-later-metabolic-alterations-caused-by-gestational-calorie-restriction
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N Szostaczuk, T Priego, M Palou, A Palou, C Picó
OBJECTIVES: Calorie-restriction during gestation in rats has been seen to produce lasting detrimental effects in the offspring, affecting energy balance control and other related metabolic functions. Our aim was to assess whether leptin supplementation throughout lactation may prevent the dysmetabolic phenotype in adulthood associated with gestational calorie restriction. METHODS: Three groups of male Wistar rats were followed: the offspring of ad libitum fed dams (controls); the offspring of 20% calorie-restricted dams during gestation (CR); and CR rats supplemented with physiological doses of leptin throughout lactation (CR-Leptin)...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026812/-the-hepatic-differentiation-of-adult-and-fetal-liver-stromal-cells-in-vitro
#15
I V Kholodenko, R V Kholodenko, G V Manukyan, K N Yarygin
The liver has a marked capacity for regeneration. In most cases the liver regeneration is determined by hepatocytes. The regenerative capacity of hepatocytes is significantly reduced in acute or chronic damage. In particular, repair mechanisms are not activated in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis. Organ transplantation or advanced methods of regenerative medicine can help such patients. The promising results were obtained in clinical trials involving patients with various forms of liver disease who received transplantation of autologous bone marrow stem cells...
November 2016: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024118/maternal-fetal-cholesterol-transport-in-the-second-half-of-mouse-pregnancy-does-not-involve-lrp2
#16
Mathijs V Zwier, Maria E Baardman, Theo H van Dijk, Angelika Jurdzinski, Lambertus J Wisse, Vincent W Bloks, Rolf M F Berger, Marco C DeRuiter, Albert K Groen, Torsten Plösch
AIM: Lipoprotein related receptor protein type 2 (LRP2) is highly expressed on both yolk sac and placenta. Mutations in the corresponding gene are associated with severe birth defects in humans, known as Donnai-Barrow syndrome. We here characterized the contribution of LRP2 and maternal plasma cholesterol availability to maternal-fetal cholesterol transport and fetal cholesterol levels in utero in mice. METHODS: Lrp2(+/-) mice were mated heterozygously to yield fetuses of all 3 genotypes...
December 26, 2016: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008608/increasing-pulmonary-blood-flow-at-birth-the-nerve-of-the-baby
#17
Noah H Hillman
The transition from a fetus to a newborn infant is one of the most dramatic and important physiologic changes in an individual's life. With the cutting of the umbilical cord, the fetus must almost instantly convert to newborn physiology, which relies on efficient gas exchange in the lungs, energy metabolism in the liver, and thermoregulation through brown fat (Hillman et al., 2012). The most crucial of these physiologic shifts at birth is the transition from the fetal circulator pattern to normal dual ventricular physiology (Hooper et al...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007783/early-pqq-supplementation-has-persistent-long-term-protective-effects-on-developmental-programming-of-hepatic-lipotoxicity-and-inflammation-in-obese-mice
#18
Karen R Jonscher, Michael S Stewart, Alba Alfonso-Garcia, Brian C DeFelice, Xiaoxin X Wang, Yuhuan Luo, Moshe Levi, Margaret J R Heerwagen, Rachel C Janssen, Becky A de la Houssaye, Ellen Wiitala, Garrett Florey, Raleigh L Jonscher, Eric O Potma, Oliver Fiehn, Jacob E Friedman
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is widespread in adults and children. Early exposure to maternal obesity or Western-style diet (WD) increases steatosis and oxidative stress in fetal liver and is associated with lifetime disease risk in the offspring. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a natural antioxidant found in soil, enriched in human breast milk, and essential for development in mammals. We investigated whether a supplemental dose of PQQ, provided prenatally in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity during pregnancy, could protect obese offspring from progression of NAFLD...
December 22, 2016: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002308/clinical-updates-in-women-s-health-care-summary-liver-disease-reproductive-considerations
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All women are at risk of acute and chronic liver diseases. Of particular importance are those diseases that exclusively affect pregnant women and have adverse effects on maternal, fetal, or neonatal outcomes. Acute viral hepatitis is an important cause of liver disease in pregnant women, and hepatitis E infection is associated with substantial mortality. An increasing number of women have chronic liver diseases caused by viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, autoimmune liver diseases, and genetic liver diseases...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987213/increased-fetal-lung-t2-signal-is-not-due-to-increasing-surfactant-concentration-an-in-vitro-t2-mapping-analysis
#20
Theodore Dubinsky, Mariam Moshiri, Kristina Adams Waldorf, Greg Wilson, Jeff Maki, Dan Hippe
OBJECT: The aim of this study was to perform in vitro T2 mapping of serial dilutions of pharmaceutical surfactant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR imaging. MR scanning was performed on serial dilutions of surfactant on large bore clinical magnets at a field strength of 1.5 T Philips and 3.0 T (Achieva TX, Philips Healthcare, the Netherlands). RESULTS: The curves demonstrate a small increasing trend between surfactant concentration and R2 (shortened T2's), with a 7...
December 17, 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
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