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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895475/delayed-intranasal-infusion-of-human-amnion-epithelial-cells-improves-white-matter-maturation-after-asphyxia-in-preterm-fetal-sheep
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Lotte G van den Heuij, Mhoyra Fraser, Suzanne L Miller, Graham Jenkin, Euan M Wallace, Joanne O Davidson, Christopher A Lear, Rebecca Lim, Guido Wassink, Alistair J Gunn, Laura Bennet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic (HI) brain injury remains highly associated with neurodevelopmental disability after preterm birth. There is increasing evidence that disability is linked with impaired white matter maturation, but there is no specific treatment. In this study, we evaluated whether, in preterm fetal sheep, delayed intranasal infusion of human amnion epithelial cells (hAECs) given 1, 3 and 10 days after severe HI, induced by umbilical cord occlusion for 25 min, can restore white matter maturation or reduce delayed cell loss...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883688/a-controversial-medicolegal-issue-timing-the-onset-of-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Vittorio Fineschi, Rocco Valerio Viola, Raffaele La Russa, Alessandro Santurro, Paola Frati
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, as a result of chronic, subacute, and acute insults, represents the pathological consequence of fetal distress and birth or perinatal asphyxia, that is, "nonreassuring fetal status." Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HII) is typically characterized by an early phase of damage, followed by a delayed inflammatory local response, in an apoptosis-necrosis continuum. In the early phase, the cytotoxic edema and eventual acute lysis take place; with reperfusion, additional damage should be assigned to excitotoxicity and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860167/measuring-high-altitude-adaptation
#3
Lorna G Moore
High altitudes (>8000 ft or 2500 m) provide an experiment of nature for measuring adaptation and the physiological processes involved. Studies conducted over the past ~25 years in Andeans, Tibetans, and less often Ethiopians show varied but distinct O2 transport traits from those of acclimatized newcomers, providing indirect evidence for genetic adaptation to high altitude. Short-term (acclimatization, developmental) and long-term (genetic) responses to high altitude exhibit a temporal gradient such that, while all influence O2 content, the latter also improve O2 delivery and metabolism...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856805/reactive-astrocyte-cox2-pge2-production-inhibits-oligodendrocyte-maturation-in-neonatal-white-matter-injury
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Lawrence R Shiow, Geraldine Favrais, Lucas Schirmer, Anne-Laure Schang, Sara Cipriani, Christian Andres, Jaclyn N Wright, Hiroko Nobuta, Bobbi Fleiss, Pierre Gressens, David H Rowitch
Inflammation is a major risk factor for neonatal white matter injury (NWMI), which is associated with later development of cerebral palsy. Although recent studies have demonstrated maturation arrest of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) in NWMI, the identity of inflammatory mediators with direct effects on OPCs has been unclear. Here, we investigated downstream effects of pro-inflammatory IL-1β to induce cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) production in white matter. First, we assessed COX2 expression in human fetal brain and term neonatal brain affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE)...
August 30, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854913/reduced-growth-velocity-across-the-third-trimester-is-associated-with-placental-insufficiency-in-fetuses-born-at-a-normal-birthweight-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Teresa M MacDonald, Lisa Hui, Stephen Tong, Alice J Robinson, Kirsten M Dane, Anna L Middleton, Susan P Walker
BACKGROUND: While being small-for-gestational-age due to placental insufficiency is a major risk factor for stillbirth, 50% of stillbirths occur in appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA, > 10th centile) fetuses. AGA fetuses are plausibly also at risk of stillbirth if placental insufficiency is present. Such fetuses may be expected to demonstrate declining growth trajectory across pregnancy, although they do not fall below the 10th centile before birth. We investigated whether reduced growth velocity in AGA fetuses is associated with antenatal, intrapartum and neonatal indicators of placental insufficiency...
August 31, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845468/evolutionary-nephrology
#6
Robert L Chevalier
Progressive kidney disease follows nephron loss, hyperfiltration, and incomplete repair, a process described as "maladaptive." In the past 20 years, a new discipline has emerged that expands research horizons: evolutionary medicine. In contrast to physiologic (homeostatic) adaptation, evolutionary adaptation is the result of reproductive success that reflects natural selection. Evolutionary explanations for physiologically maladaptive responses can emerge from mismatch of the phenotype with environment or evolutionary tradeoffs...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28825879/e2f1-mediates-high-glucose-induced-neuronal-death-in-cultured-mouse-retinal-explants
#7
Yujiao Wang, Yi Zhou, Lirong Xiao, Shijie Zheng, Naihong Yan, Danian Chen
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common complication of diabetes and remains one of the major causes of blindness in the world; infants born to diabetic mothers have higher risk of developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). While hyperglycemia is a major risk factor, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying DR and diabetic ROP are poorly understood. To explore the consequences of retinal cells under high glucose, we cultured wild type or E2f1(-/-) mouse retinal explants from postnatal day 8 with normal glucose, high osmotic or high glucose media...
August 21, 2017: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819007/effects-of-antenatal-melatonin-therapy-on-lung-structure-in-growth-restricted-newborn-lambs
#8
Graeme R Polglase, Jade Barbuto, Beth J Allison, Tamara Yawno, Amy Elizabeth Sutherland, Atul Malhotra, Keith E Schulze, Euan M Wallace, Graham Jenkin, Sharon D Ricardo, Suzanne L Miller
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress arising from suboptimal placental function contributes to a multitude of pathologies in infants compromised by fetal growth restriction (FGR). FGR infants are at high risk for respiratory dysfunction after birth and poor long-term lung function. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the contribution of oxidative stress to adverse lung development and the effects of melatonin administration, a powerful anti-oxidant, on lung structure in FGR lambs...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796674/neonatal-morbidity-of-small-and-large-for-gestational-age-neonates-born-at-term-in-uncomplicated-pregnancies
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Suneet P Chauhan, Madeline Murguia Rice, William A Grobman, Jennifer Bailit, Uma M Reddy, Ronald J Wapner, Michael W Varner, John M Thorp, Kenneth J Leveno, Steve N Caritis, Mona Prasad, Alan T N Tita, George Saade, Yoram Sorokin, Dwight J Rouse, Jorge E Tolosa
OBJECTIVE: To compare morbidity among small-for-gestational-age (SGA; birth weight less than the 10th percentile for gestational age), appropriate-for-gestational-age (AGA; birth weight 10th to 90th percentile; reference group), and large-for-gestational-age (LGA; birth weight greater than the 90th percentile) neonates in apparently uncomplicated pregnancies at term (37 weeks of gestation or greater). METHODS: This secondary analysis, derived from an observational obstetric cohort of 115,502 deliveries, included women with apparently uncomplicated pregnancies of nonanomalous singletons who had confirmatory ultrasound dating no later than the second trimester and who delivered between 37 0/7 and 42 6/7 weeks of gestation...
September 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780000/systemic-infusions-of-anti-interleukin-1%C3%AE-neutralizing-antibodies-reduce-short-term-brain-injury-after-cerebral-ischemia-in-the-ovine-fetus
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Xiaodi Chen, Virginia Hovanesian, Syed Naqvi, Yow-Pin Lim, Richard Tucker, John E Donahue, Edward G Stopa, Barbara S Stonestreet
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic reperfusion (I/R)-related brain injury is a leading cause of neurologic morbidity and life-long disability in children. Infants exposed to I/R brain injury develop long-term cognitive and behavioral deficits, placing a large burden on parents and society. Therapeutic strategies are currently not available for infants with I/R brain damage, except for hypothermia, which can only be used in full term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). Moreover, hypothermia is only partially protective...
August 2, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770473/vegf-and-vegfr1-levels-in-different-regions-of-the-normal-and-preeclampsia-placentae
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Akriti S Sahay, Anjali T Jadhav, Deepali P Sundrani, Girija N Wagh, Savita S Mehendale, Preeti Chavan-Gautam, Sadhana R Joshi
Altered placental angiogenesis is implicated in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. We have earlier reported placental regional differences in oxidative stress markers and neurotrophins. Oxidative stress and neurotrophins are reported to regulate angiogenesis. This study aims to examine protein and mRNA levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptor 1 (VEGFR1) in four regions [central maternal (CM), central fetal (CF), peripheral maternal (PM), and peripheral fetal (PF)] of the placenta in normotensive control (NC) women (n = 51) and women with preeclampsia (PE) (n = 43) [18 delivered at term (T-PE) and 25 delivered preterm (PT-PE)]...
August 2, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751574/expression-of-adamts13-in-normal-and-abnormal-placentae-and-its-potential-role-in-angiogenesis-and-placenta-development
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Juan Xiao, Yun Feng, Xueyin Li, Wei Li, Lei Fan, Jing Liu, Xue Zeng, Kaiyue Chen, Xi Chen, Xiaoshui Zhou, X Long Zheng, Suhua Chen
OBJECTIVE: ADAMTS13 (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type 1 repeats, member 13) is primarily synthesized in liver. The biosynthesis of ADAMTS13 and its physiological role in placenta are not known. APPROACH AND RESULTS: We used real-time polymerase chain reaction, immunohistochemistry, and Western blotting analyses, as well as proteolytic cleavage of FRETS (fluorescent resonance energy transfers)-VWF73, to determine ADAMTS13 expression in placenta and trophoblasts obtained from individuals with normal pregnancy and patients with severe preeclampsia...
September 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737244/hypoxia-animal-experiments-and-clinical-implications
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Yasuyuki Kawagoe, Hiroshi Sameshima
The developing fetus has some unique physiological properties that differ from properties in extra-uterine life. The fetus exists in a hypoxemic condition as a result of the presence of the placenta, which serves as a limiting interface between maternal and fetal circulation. In addition, the fetus is prone to be exposed to uterine contractions, which place it under a further hypoxic burden. Thus, the fetal response to hypoxic insults is important. There has been marked progression in the understanding of fetal physiology since the introduction of the 'chronic preparation model'...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730105/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-protects-retinal-ganglion-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-apoptosis-by-preventing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Shu-Wei Tian, Yuan Ren, Jin-Zhi Pei, Bai-Chao Ren, Yuan He
AIM: To investigate the potential of pigment epithelium-derived factor (PEDF) to protect the immortalized rat retinal ganglion cells-5 (RGC-5) exposed to CoCl2-induced chemical hypoxia. METHODS: After being differentiated with staurosporine (SS), RGC-5 cells were cultured in four conditions: control group cells cultured in Dulbecco's modified eagle medium (DMEM) supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum, 100 µmol/mL streptomycin and penicillin (named as normal conditions); hypoxia group cells cultured in DMEM containing 300 µmol/mL CoCl2; cells in the group protected by PEDF were first pretreated with 100 ng/mL PEDF for 2h and then cultured in the same condition as hypoxia group cells; and PEDF group cells that were cultured in the presence of 100 ng/mL PEDF under normal conditions...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707059/a-prospective-cohort-study-on-the-prediction-of-fetal-distress-and-neonatal-status-with-arterial-and-venous-doppler-measurements-in-appropriately-grown-term-fetuses
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Ihsan Atabay, Semir Kose, Erkan Cagliyan, Bora Baysal, Ebru Yucesoy, Sabahattin Altunyurt
PURPOSE: To assess the predictive power of the cerebro-placental ratio (CPR) and the venous-arterial index (VAI) for the development of intrapartum fetal distress (FD) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission. METHODS: Fetal umbilical artery, middle cerebral artery and umbilical vein Doppler measurements were obtained before the active phase of labor in 311 singleton pregnancies at ≥37 weeks. A continuous electronic fetal monitorization was applied, and an umbilical cord blood sample was obtained for each participant...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679680/chronic-hypoxia-alters-maternal-uterine-and-fetal-hemodynamics-in-the-term-pregnant-guinea-pig
#16
Shifa Turan, Graham W Aberdeen, Loren P Thompson
Placental hypoxia is associated with maternal hypertension, placental insufficiency and fetal growth restriction. In the pregnant guinea pig, prenatal hypoxia during early gestation inhibits cytotrophoblast invasion of spiral arteries, increases maternal blood pressure and induces fetal growth restriction. This study evaluated the impact of chronic maternal hypoxia on fetal heart structure with 4D echocardiography with spatio-temporal image correlation and tomographic ultrasound (STIC-TUI) and uterine and umbilical artery resistance/pulsatility indices and fetal heart function using pulsed wave Doppler ultrasound...
July 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667270/fam64a-is-a-novel-cell-cycle-promoter-of-hypoxic-fetal-cardiomyocytes-in-mice
#17
Ken Hashimoto, Aya Kodama, Takeshi Honda, Akira Hanashima, Yoshihiro Ujihara, Takashi Murayama, Shin-Ichiro Nishimatsu, Satoshi Mohri
Fetal cardiomyocytes actively proliferate to form the primitive heart in utero in mammals, but they stop dividing shortly after birth. The identification of essential molecules maintaining this active cardiomyocyte proliferation is indispensable for potential adult heart regeneration. A recent study has shown that this proliferation depends on a low fetal oxygen condition before the onset of breathing at birth. We have established an isolation protocol for mouse fetal cardiomyocytes, performed under strict low oxygen conditions to mimic the intrauterine environment, that gives the highest proliferative activities thus far reported...
June 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627974/microrna-132-protects-hippocampal-neurons-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-apoptosis
#18
Zu-Zhen Sun, Zhan-Yun Lv, Wen-Jing Tian, Yan Yang
Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HIBI) results in death or long-term neurologic impairment in both adults and children. In this study, we investigated the effects of microRNA-132 (miR-132) dysregulation on oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced apoptosis in fetal rat hippocampal neurons, in order to reveal the therapeutic potential of miR-132 on HIBI. MiR-132 dysregulation was induced prior to OGD exposure by transfection of primary fetal rat hippocampal neurons with miR-132 mimic or miR-132 inhibitor. The effects of miR-132 overexpression and suppression on OGD-stimulated hippocampal neurons were evaluated by detection of cell viability, apoptotic cells rate, and the expression of apoptosis-related proteins...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626870/the-chicken-or-the-egg-sildenafil-therapy-for-fetal-cardiovascular-dysfunction-during-hypoxic-development-studies-in-the-chick-embryo
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Ryan T Sless, Nathaniel E Hayward, Paul M Ryan
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August 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, because the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from placental insufficiency, the placentas often appear normal on histopathological examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks' gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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