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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318556/natural-killer-cells-in-placentation-and-cancer-implications-for-hypertension-during-pregnancy
#1
Heather Yvonne Small, Denise C Cornelius, Tomasz J Guzik, Christian Delles
Hypertension during pregnancy is the most common medical condition encountered during gestation. Despite this, knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie the disease and the development of new therapies are limited. Hypertension during pregnancy and some forms of cancer confer an increased risk to the development of cardiovascular disease later in life; one mechanism which may link these conditions is the involvement of natural killer (NK) cells. Whilst immunology and immunotherapy are well-developed areas in oncology; the complex mechanisms of the immune system in health and disease at the maternal-fetal interface are less well-defined...
March 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317260/comparative-proteomic-analysis-of-trophoblast-cell-models-reveals-their-differential-phenotypes-potential-uses-and-limitations
#2
Paulina B Szklanna, Kieran Wynne, Marie Nolan, Karl Egan, Fionnuala Ní Áinle, Patricia B Maguire
Trophoblastic cell lines are widely used in in vitro studies of placental function as a surrogate for primary trophoblasts. To date, no reference proteomics dataset exists to directly compare the shared and unique characteristics of these cells. Here, we performed comparative proteomic profiling of the BeWo and HTR8/SVneo cell lines using label-free quantitative mass spectrometry. 1557 proteins were identified, which included 338 uniquely attributed to BeWo cells, and a further 304 specifically identified in HTR8/SVneo cells...
March 20, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302141/dna-hypomethylation-and-aberrant-expression-of-the-human-endogenous-retrovirus-ervwe1-syncytin-1-in-seminomas
#3
Martina Benešová, Kateřina Trejbalová, Denisa Kovářová, Zdenka Vernerová, Tomáš Hron, Dana Kučerová, Jiří Hejnar
BACKGROUND: Syncytin-1 and 2, human fusogenic glycoproteins encoded by the env genes of the endogenous retroviral loci ERVWE1 and ERVFRDE1, respectively, contribute to the differentiation of multinucleated syncytiotrophoblast in chorionic villi. In non-trophoblastic cells, however, the expression of syncytins has to be suppressed to avoid potential pathogenic effects. Previously, we have shown that the transcriptional suppression of ERVWE1 promoter is controlled epigenetically by DNA methylation and chromatin modifications...
March 17, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296679/primary-cystic-trophoblastic-tumor-of-the-testis-a-study-of-14-cases
#4
Dibson D Gondim, Thomas M Ulbright, Liang Cheng, Muhammad T Idrees
Cystic trophoblastic tumor (CTT) has been described in postchemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissections of patients with testicular germ cell tumors. Prognostically, this lesion is similar to teratoma and no further treatment is required after surgery in the absence of other components. CTT has not, however, been reported in the testis. We identified 14 CTTs in the treated (4) and untreated (9; no information for 1 patient) testes of patients 15 to 43 years old (median, 25) with mixed germ cell tumors...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295835/type-i-interferons-modulate-methotrexate-resistance-in-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasia
#5
Kevin M Elias, Richard A Harvey, Kathleen T Hasselblatt, Michael J Seckl, Ross S Berkowitz
PROBLEM: Resistance to methotrexate is a leading clinical problem in gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN), but there are limited laboratory models for this condition. METHOD OF STUDY: We created isogenic trophoblastic cell lines resistant to methotrexate and compared these to the parent cell lines using gene expression microarrays and qRT-PCR followed by mechanistic studies using recombinant cytokines, pathway inhibitors, and patient sera. RESULTS: Gene expression microarrays and focused analysis by qRT-PCR revealed methotrexate led to type I interferon upregulation, in particular interferon alpha 2 (IFNA2), and methotrexate resistance was associated with chronic low level increases in type I interferon expression...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295343/epithelial-membrane-protein-2-emp2-deficiency-alters-placental-angiogenesis-mimicking-features-of-human-placental-insufficiency
#6
Carmen J Williams, Alison Chu, Wendy N Jefferson, David Casero, Deepthi Sudhakar, Nevil Khurana, Claire P Hogue, Chinmayi Aryasomayajula, Priya Patel, Peggy Sullivan, Elizabeth Padilla-Banks, Shabnam Mohandessi, Carla Janzen, Madhuri Wadehra
Epithelial membrane protein-2 (EMP2) is a tetraspan protein predicted to regulate placental development. Highly expressed in secretory endometrium and trophectoderm cells, previous studies suggest that it may regulate implantation by orchestrating the surface expression of integrins and other membrane proteins. In order to test the role of EMP2 in pregnancy, mice lacking EMP2 (Emp2(-/-) ) were generated. Emp2(-/-) females are fertile but have reduced litter sizes when carrying Emp2(-/-) but not Emp2(+/-) fetuses...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295158/first-trimester-ultrasound-tests-alone-or-in-combination-with-first-trimester-serum-tests-for-down-s-syndrome-screening
#7
REVIEW
S Kate Alldred, Yemisi Takwoingi, Boliang Guo, Mary Pennant, Jonathan J Deeks, James P Neilson, Zarko Alfirevic
BACKGROUND: Down's syndrome occurs when a person has three, rather than two copies of chromosome 21; or the specific area of chromosome 21 implicated in causing Down's syndrome. It is the commonest congenital cause of mental disability and also leads to numerous metabolic and structural problems. It can be life-threatening, or lead to considerable ill health, although some individuals have only mild problems and can lead relatively normal lives. Having a baby with Down's syndrome is likely to have a significant impact on family life...
March 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295048/cardiac-repair-in-a-mouse-model-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-with-trophoblast-stem-cells
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Guannan Li, Jianzhou Chen, Xinlin Zhang, Guixin He, Wei Tan, Han Wu, Ran Li, Yuhan Chen, Rong Gu, Jun Xie, Biao Xu
Various stem cells have been explored for the purpose of cardiac repair. However, any individual stem cell population has not been considered as the ideal source. Recently, trophoblast stem cells (TSCs), a newly described stem cell type, have demonstrated extensive plasticity. The present study evaluated the therapeutic effect of TSCs transplantation for heart regeneration in a mouse model of myocardial infarction (MI) and made a direct comparison with the most commonly used mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). Transplantation of TSCs and MSCs led to a remarkably improved cardiac function in contrast with the PBS control, but only the TSCs exhibited the potential of differentiation into cardiomyocytes in vivo...
March 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294475/sodium-tanshinone-iia-sulfonate-prevents-hypoxic-trophoblast-induced-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-via-targeting-hmgb1-release
#9
Min Zhao, Yaling Feng, Jianping Xiao, Jie Liang, Yongxiang Yin, Daozhen Chen
Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious blood pressure disorder of pregnancy. Systemic endothelial cell dysfunction, a hallmark of PE, is previously estimated to be induced by hypoxic trophoblast high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1). In the present study, we investigated the protective effect of sodium tanshinone IIA sulfonate (STS), the soluble form of tanshinone IIA isolated from danshen, against hypoxic trophoblast HMGB1-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) dysfunction. Our results showed that HMGB1 expression and release were significantly decreased in STS-treated hypoxic JEG-3 cells...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293067/syndecan-1-acts-as-an-important-regulator-of-cxcl1-expression-and-cellular-interaction-of-human-endometrial-stromal-and-trophoblast-cells
#10
Dunja Maria Baston-Buest, Olga Altergot-Ahmad, Sarah Jean Pour, Jan-Steffen Krüssel, Udo Rudolf Markert, Tanja Natascha Fehm, Alexandra Petra Bielfeld
Successful implantation of the embryo into the human receptive endometrium is substantial for the establishment of a healthy pregnancy. This study focusses on the role of Syndecan-1 at the embryo-maternal interface, the multitasking coreceptor influencing ligand concentration, release and receptor presentation, and cellular morphology. CXC motif ligand 1, being involved in chemotaxis and angiogenesis during implantation, is of special interest as a ligand of Syndecan-1. Human endometrial stromal cells with and without Syndecan-1 knock-down were decidualized and treated with specific inhibitors to evaluate signaling pathways regulating CXC ligand 1 expression...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292472/increased-ndrg1-expression-attenuate-trophoblast-invasion-through-erk-mmp-9-pathway-in-preeclampsia
#11
Yufen Fu, Jufeng Wei, Xueli Dai, Yuanhua Ye
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of N-myc downstream-regulated gene1(NDRG1)in the placentas of pregnancies complicated with early-onset and late-onset preeclampsia (PE) and its underlying mechanism on the pathophysiology of PE. METHODS: The expressions of NDRG-1 in placentas of pregnancies complicated with early-onset PE and late-onset PE were detected using immunohistochemistry, western blot assays and fluorescence quantitative PCR...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292471/elevated-microrna-520g-in-pre-eclampsia-inhibits-migration-and-invasion-of-trophoblasts
#12
Liansheng Jiang, Anxiong Long, Longyi Tan, Mao Hong, Jingjing Wu, Leiming Cai, Qian Li
INTRODUCTION: Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a common and severe obstetric complication. MicroRNAs (miRs) have emerged as molecules that are associated with the disease. METHODS: Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) was used for serum miR-520g characterization from 19 severe pre-eclamptic and 19 normal pregnancies. In situ hybridation was adopted to localize microRNA-520g (miR-520g). Migration and invasion of HTR-8/SVneo cells were evaluated after miR-520g mimic treatment with transwell system...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292469/down-regulation-of-the-placental-bcrp-abcg2-transporter-in-response-to-hypoxia-signaling
#13
Lissa N Francois, Ludwik Gorczyca, Jianyao Du, Kristin M Bircsak, Elizabeth Yen, Xia Wen, Mei-Juan Tu, Ai-Ming Yu, Nicholas P Illsley, Stacy Zamudio, Lauren M Aleksunes
INTRODUCTION: The BCRP/ABCG2 efflux transporter protects the developing fetus by limiting the transplacental transfer of drugs and chemicals and prevents the apoptosis of trophoblasts. The purpose of this study was to determine whether hypoxia-related signaling alters placental BCRP expression and function in vitro and in human pregnancies. METHODS: Human BeWo choriocarcinoma cells were treated with the hypoxia mimetic, cobalt chloride (CoCl2), or 3% oxygen for 24-48 h...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292467/hoxa9-transcriptionally-regulates-the-ephb4-receptor-to-modulate-trophoblast-migration-and-invasion
#14
Xiaoping Liu, Xiaoxia Liu, Weifang Liu, Minglian Luo, Hui Tao, Di Wu, Yin Zhao, Li Zou
INTRODUCTION: Functional placenta formation is crucially dependent on extravillous trophoblast migration and invasion. EPHB4 has been identified to play a negative but important role in regulating trophoblast biological function, whereas the upstream regulation mechanism remains unknown. As reported, there is a transcriptional stimulation of EPHB4 expression consequent to HOXA9 activation in endothelial cells (ECs). Therefore, this study is conducted to investigate the role of HOXA9 and its relationship with EPHB4 in trophoblast cells...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292466/generation-of-trophoblast-like-cells-from-the-amnion-in%C3%A2-vitro-a-novel-cellular-model-for-trophoblast-development
#15
Yanxing Wei, Xiaohua Zhou, Wenhao Huang, Ping Long, Lu Xiao, Tian Zhang, Mei Zhong, Guangjin Pan, Yanlin Ma, Yanhong Yu
Despite the high incidence of trophoblast-related diseases, the molecular mechanism of inadequate early trophoblast development is still unclear due to the lack of an appropriate cellular model in vitro. In the present study, we reprogrammed the amniotic cells to be induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) via a non-virus and non-integrated method and subsequently differentiated them into trophoblast-like cells by a modified BMP4 strategy in E6 medium. Compared with the previously studied trophoblast-like cells from ESCs, the iPSCs derived trophoblast-like cells behave similarly in terms of gene expression profiles and biofunctions...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292465/lipopolysaccharide-and-double-stranded-viral-rna-mediate-insulin-resistance-and-increase-system-a-amino-acid-transport-in-human-trophoblast-cells-in%C3%A2-vitro
#16
Stella Liong, Martha Lappas
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation and underlying low-grade maternal infection can impair insulin signalling and upregulate nutrient transport in the placenta which contribute to fetal overgrowth associated with GDM and/or obese pregnancies. There are, however, no studies on the role of infection on placental nutrient transport in pregnancies complicated by GDM and/or obesity. Thus, the aims of this study were to determine the effect of the bacterial product lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or the viral dsRNA analogue polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (poly(I:C)) on the insulin signalling pathway and amino acid transport in primary human trophoblast cells...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292463/key-players-of-the-necroptosis-pathway-ripk1-and-sirt2-are-altered-in-placenta-from-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction
#17
Natalie J Hannan, Sally Beard, Natalie K Binder, Kenji Onda, Tu'uhevaha J Kaitu'u-Lino, Qi Chen, Laura Tuohey, Manarangi De Silva, Stephen Tong
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia (PE) and fetal growth restriction (FGR) are among the leading causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Placental insufficiency is central to these conditions. The mechanisms underlying placental insufficiency are poorly understood. Apoptosis has long been considered the only form of regulated cell death, recent research has identified an alternate process of programmed cell death known as necroptosis [1]. Necroptosis is distinct from apoptosis, relying on the deacetylase sirtuin-2 [2], receptor interacting kinases RIPK1 and 3, and the pseudokinase MLKL [3]...
March 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289056/expression-and-trafficking-of-placental-micrornas-at-the-feto-maternal-interface
#18
Guojing Chang, Jean-François Mouillet, Takuya Mishima, Tianjiao Chu, Elena Sadovsky, Carolyn B Coyne, W Tony Parks, Urvashi Surti, Yoel Sadovsky
During pregnancy, placental trophoblasts at the feto-maternal interface produce a broad repertoire of microRNA (miRNA) species. These species include miRNA from the primate-specific chromosome 19 miRNA cluster (C19MC), which is expressed nearly exclusively in the placenta. Trafficking of these miRNAs among the maternal, placental, and fetal compartments is unknown. To determine miRNA expression and trafficking patterns during pregnancy, we sequenced miRNAs in triads of human placenta and of maternal and fetal blood and found large subject-to-subject variability, with C19MC exhibiting compartment-specific expression...
March 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287945/gestational-trophoblastic-disease-clinical-and-imaging-features
#19
Akram M Shaaban, Maryam Rezvani, Reham R Haroun, Anne M Kennedy, Khaled M Elsayes, Jeffrey D Olpin, Mohamed E Salama, Bryan R Foster, Christine O Menias
Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a spectrum of both benign and malignant gestational tumors, including hydatidiform mole (complete and partial), invasive mole, choriocarcinoma, placental site trophoblastic tumor, and epithelioid trophoblastic tumor. The latter four entities are referred to as gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN). These conditions are aggressive with a propensity to widely metastasize. GTN can result in significant morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Early diagnosis of GTD is essential for prompt and successful management while preserving fertility...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287888/mir-942-decreased-before-20-weeks-gestation-in-women-with-preeclampsia-and-was-associated-with-the-pathophysiology-of-preeclampsia-in-vitro
#20
Yonggang Zhang, Guoqing Huang, Yipeng Zhang, Hongling Yang, Yan Long, Qihua Liang, Zaoxiong Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the possible relationship between miR-942 levels and the pathogenesis of preeclampsia using in vitro assays and to investigate circulating miR-942 levels in the early phase of mid-of pregnancy in women who later developed preeclampsia and in women with uncomplicated pregnancies. METHODS: Plasma samples were collected from pregnant women between 12 and 20 weeks of gestation. MiR-942 levels were determined by stem-loop real-time PCR for 26 cases who subsequently developed preeclampsia as well as for 52 controls...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
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