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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905292/the-effect-of-iron-deficiency-on-the-temporal-changes-in-the-expression-of-genes-associated-with-fat-metabolism-in-the-pregnant-rat
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Susan M Hay, Harry J McArdle, Helen E Hayes, Valerie J Stevens, William D Rees
Iron is essential for the oxidative metabolism of lipids. Lipid metabolism changes during gestation to meet the requirements of the growing fetus and to prepare for lactation. The temporal effects of iron deficiency during gestation were studied in female rats fed complete or iron-deficient diets. Plasma triglycerides were elevated in the iron-deficient group throughout gestation. There were time-dependent changes in the triglyceride content of the maternal liver, falling at the midpoint of gestation and then increasing on d21...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900586/role-of-prolactin-in-promotion-of-immune-cell-migration-into-the-mammary-gland
#2
Riva Dill, Ameae M Walker
Immune cells in the mammary gland play a number of important roles, including protection against infection during lactation and, after passing into milk, modulation of offspring immunity. However, little is known about the mechanism of recruitment of immune cells to the lactating gland in the absence of infection. Given the importance of prolactin to other aspects of lactation, we hypothesized it would also play a role in immune cell recruitment. Prolactin treatment of adult female mice for a period equivalent to pregnancy and the first week of lactation increased immune cell flux through the mammary gland, as reflected in the number of immune cells in mammary gland-draining, but not other lymph nodes...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Mammary Gland Biology and Neoplasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898968/post-artificial-insemination-supplementation-with-calcium-salts-of-soybean-oil-influences-pregnancy-establishment-factors-in-beef-cows
#3
R S Cipriano, R F Cooke, A D Rodrigues, L G T Silva, D W Bohnert, R S Marques, J L M Vasconcelos, A V Pires, R L A Cerri
The objective of this experiment was to compare hormonal, uterine, and conceptus factors associated with pregnancy establishment in beef cows supplemented or not with Ca salts of soybean oil (CSSO) for 21 d beginning after timed AI. One hundred lactating multiparous Nelore cows were allocated to 20 groups of 5 cows/group and timed inseminated on d 0 of the experiment. After AI, groups were randomly assigned to receive (as-fed basis) 100 g of protein-mineral mix + 100 g of ground corn per cow per day, in addition to 1) 100 g/cow daily of CSSO ( = 10) or 2) 100 g/cow daily of kaolin (CON; rumen-inert indigestible substance; = 10)...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889121/increasing-estrus-expression-in-the-lactating-dairy-cow
#4
J A Sauls, B E Voelz, S L Hill, L G D Mendonça, J S Stevenson
Using an activity monitoring system (AMS) equipped with an accelerometer, 2 experiments were conducted to test the hypotheses that (1) enhancing progesterone before inducing luteolysis or (2) exposing cows to estradiol cypionate (ECP) or testosterone propionate (TP) after luteolysis would increase occurrence and intensity of estrus. Our goal was to determine if more cows could be detected in estrus by an AMS compared with other estrus-detection aids. In experiment 1, cows (n = 154) were fitted with both an AMS collar and a pressure-sensitive, rump-mounted device (HeatWatch; HW) and assigned to 3 treatments: (1) no CL + progesterone insert (CIDR) for 5 d, (2) CL only, or (3) CL + 2 CIDR inserts for 5 d to achieve a range in concentrations of progesterone...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882178/modulatory-effects-of-feeding-pregnant-and-lactating-mice-rhodiola-kirilowii-extracts-on-the-immune-system-of-offspring
#5
Sławomir Lewicki, Barbara Joanna Bałan, Ewa Skopińska-Różewska, Robert Zdanowski, Marta Stelmasiak, Łukasz Szymański, Wanda Stankiewicz
Plants of Rhodiola genus are medicinal herbs that have a number of therapeutic properties, including anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activity. The present study aimed to determine whether the use Rhodiola kirilowii as an immunostimulant during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the development of the offspring immune system. Following mating, pregnant mice were placed in three groups that were fed during pregnancy and lactation with R. kirilowii aqueous extract (RKW; 20 mg/kg), R. kirilowii 50% hydro-alcoholic extract (RKW-A; 20 mg/kg) or water (control group), receiving water...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879652/fluid-intake-of-pregnant-and-breastfeeding-women-in-indonesia-a-cross-sectional-survey-with-a-seven-day-fluid-specific-record
#6
Saptawati Bardosono, Damar Prasmusinto, Diah R Hadiati, Bangun T Purwaka, Clementine Morin, Rizki Pohan, Diana Sunardi, Dian N Chandra, Isabelle Guelinckx
During pregnancy and lactation, the adequate intake (AI) for total water intake is increased. This cross-sectional survey aimed to assess Total Fluid Intake (TFI; sum of drinking water and all other fluids) of 300 pregnant and 300 breastfeeding women in Indonesia. A seven-day fluid specific record was used to assess TFI. Mean TFI of pregnant and breastfeeding women were 2332 ± 746 mL/day and 2525 ± 843 mL/day, respectively. No significant difference in TFI between pregnancy trimesters was observed, while TFI of women breastfeeding for 12-24 months postpartum (2427 ± 955 mL/day) was lower than that of the two other groups (0-5 months: 2607 ± 754 mL/day; 6-11 months: 2538 ± 807 mL/day, respectively)...
November 22, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869057/effect-of-dam-weight-and-pregnancy-nutrition-on-average-lactation-performance-of-ewe-offspring-over-5-years
#7
A M Paten, S J Pain, S W Peterson, N Lopez-Villalobos, P R Kenyon, H T Blair
The foetal mammary gland is sensitive to maternal weight and nutrition during gestation, which could affect offspring milk production. It has previously been shown that ewes born to dams offered maintenance nutrition during pregnancy (day 21 to 140 of gestation) produced greater milk, lactose and CP yields in their first lactation when compared with ewes born to dams offered ad libitum nutrition. In addition, ewes born to heavier dams produced greater milk and lactose yields when compared with ewes born to lighter dams...
November 21, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864326/both-maternal-and-offspring-elovl2-genotypes-determine-systemic-dha-levels-in-perinatal-mice
#8
Anna M Pauter, Sofia Trattner, Amanda Gonzalez-Bengtsson, Emanuela Talamonti, Abolfazl Asadi, Olga Dethlefsen, Anders Jacobsson
The molecular details relevant to dietary supplementation of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in mothers as well as in their offspring are not clear. The polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) elongase Elongation of very long-chain 2 (ELOVL2) is a critical enzyme in the formation of DHA in mammals. In order to address the question regarding the origin of DHA during perinatal life we have used DHA deficient Elovl2-ablated mice as a model system to analyse the maternal impact on the DHA level in their offspring of various genotypes...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863548/impact-of-in-vitro-treatments-of-physiological-levels-of-estradiol-and-progesterone-observed-in-pregnancy-on-bovine-monocyte-derived-dendritic-cell-differentiation-and-maturation
#9
Brianna Pomeroy, Suzanne Klaessig, Ynte Schukken
The specific factors which regulate differentiation and maturation of dendritic cells in bovine pregnancy remain unclear. We evaluated the influence of physiologically relevant in vitro treatments of progesterone (PG) and estradiol (E2) observed in late pregnancy on the differentiation and maturation of CD14+ monocyte-derived dendritic cell (moDC) from non-pregnant, lactating dairy cows (n=7). We found that moDC differentiated in the presence of both E2 and PG had impaired E. coli-induced phenotypic maturation, specifically a significant reduction in CD80 and MHC II expression...
December 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836638/maternal-bisphenol-a-exposure-alters-rat-offspring-hepatic-and-skeletal-muscle-insulin-signaling-protein-abundance
#10
Kristina D Galyon, Farnoosh Farshidi, Guang Han, Michael G Ross, Mina Desai, Juanita K Jellyman
BACKGROUND: The obesogenic and diabetogenic effects of the environmental toxin bisphenol A during critical windows of development are well recognized. Liver and skeletal muscle play a central role in the control of glucose production, utilization, and storage. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that maternal bisphenol A exposure disrupts insulin signaling in rat offspring liver and skeletal muscle. We determined the protein expression of hepatic and skeletal muscle insulin signaling molecules including insulin receptor beta, its downstream target insulin receptor substrate 1 and glucose transporters (glucose transporter 2, glucose transporter 4), and hepatic glucose-regulating enzymes phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and glucokinase...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831952/tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-safety-for-women-and-their-infants-during-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding-systematic-review
#11
Lynne M Mofenson, Rachel C Baggaley, Ioannis Mameletzis
OBJECTIVES: Pregnant/lactating women in some sub-Saharan Africa settings are at substantial risk of HIV acquisition and could benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF), but safety data in pregnancy/lactation are limited. DESIGN: Systematic data review through August 2016. METHODS: We reviewed research reports/conference abstracts with maternal/child adverse outcome data in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected pregnant/lactating women receiving TDF alone or in combination with other drugs compared with non-TDF regimens...
November 7, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792161/maternal-dietary-vitamin-d-does-not-program-systemic-inflammation-and-bone-health-in-adult-female-mice-fed-an-obesogenic-diet
#12
Christopher R Villa, Jianmin Chen, Bijun Wen, Sandra M Sacco, Amel Taibi, Wendy E Ward, Elena M Comelli
Obesity is associated with systemic inflammation and impaired bone health. Vitamin D regulates bone metabolism, and has anti-inflammatory properties and epigenetic effects. We showed that exposure to high dietary vitamin D during pregnancy and lactation beneficially programs serum concentration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and bone structure in male offspring fed an obesogenic diet. Here we assessed if this effect is also apparent in females. C57BL/6J dams were fed AIN93G diet with high (5000 IU/kg diet) or low (25 IU/kg diet) vitamin D during pregnancy and lactation...
October 26, 2016: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789047/self-induced-illegal-abortion-with-rivanol-%C3%A2-a-medicolegal-toxicological-case-report
#13
Sarah C Koelzer, Hannelore Held, Stefan W Toennes, Marcel A Verhoff, Cora Wunder
Approximately during the 30th week of pregnancy, a woman gave birth to a still-born child in a hospital. After first citing an extraneous cause for the premature still-birth, the woman later admitted to having self-induced the abortion by injecting the antiseptic Rivanol(®) (active agent: ethacridine lactate) through her abdominal wall into the amniotic cavity. The investigating authorities ordered an autopsy of the fetus along with additional toxicological investigations. To the naked eye, no obvious cause of death was apparent...
August 27, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784201/iodine-supplementation-in-women-during-preconception-pregnancy-and-lactation-current-clinical-practice-by-u-s-obstetricians-and-midwives
#14
Simone De Leo, Elizabeth N Pearce, Lewis E Braverman
BACKGROUND: Iodine deficiency is a major public health problem throughout the world, especially for pregnant women, and it is considered the most common cause of preventable intellectual impairment. In the United States, iodine status in pregnant women is considered mildly deficient. Therefore, the Endocrine Society, the American Thyroid Association, the Teratology Society, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that women receive prenatal vitamins containing 150 µg of iodine daily during preconception, pregnancy, and lactation...
October 26, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782077/maternal-chromium-restriction-leads-to-glucose-metabolism-imbalance-in-mice-offspring-through-insulin-signaling-and-wnt-signaling-pathways
#15
Qian Zhang, Xiaofang Sun, Xinhua Xiao, Jia Zheng, Ming Li, Miao Yu, Fan Ping, Zhixin Wang, Cuijuan Qi, Tong Wang, Xiaojing Wang
An adverse intrauterine environment, induced by a chromium-restricted diet, is a potential cause of metabolic disease in adult life. Up to now, the relative mechanism has not been clear. C57BL female mice were time-mated and fed either a control diet (CD), or a chromium-restricted diet (CR) throughout pregnancy and the lactation period. After weaning, some offspring continued the diet diagram (CD-CD or CR-CR), while other offspring were transferred to another diet diagram (CD-CR or CR-CD). At 32 weeks of age, glucose metabolism parameters were measured, and the liver from CR-CD group and CD-CD group was analyzed using a gene array...
October 22, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781287/sex-and-seasonal-differences-in-diet-and-nutrient-intake-in-verreaux-s-sifakas-propithecus-verreauxi
#16
Flávia Koch, Joerg U Ganzhorn, Jessica M Rothman, Colin A Chapman, Claudia Fichtel
Fluctuations in food availability are a major challenge faced by primates living in seasonal climates. Variation in food availability can be especially challenging for females, because of the high energetic costs of reproduction. Therefore, females must adapt the particular demands of the different reproductive stages to the seasonal availability of resources. Madagascar has a highly seasonal climate, where food availability can be extremely variable. We investigated the seasonal changes in diet composition, nutrient and energy intake of female and male sifakas (Propithecus verreauxi) in a dry deciduous forest in western Madagascar...
October 25, 2016: American Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779475/maternal-high-fat-diet-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-had-gender-difference-effect-on-adiponectin-in-rat-offspring
#17
E Gregoraszczuk, M Slupecka, J Wolinski, A Hejmej, B Bilinska, E Fiedor, N Piwnicka, A Rak
This study investigated the effect of a high-fat (HF) diet on plasma adiponectin and steroid hormones levels, and the protein expression of adiponectin and its receptors, in the gonads and gonadal (periovarian and epididymal) white adipose tissue (WAT) of dams and their offspring. Female Wistar rats were fed a HF diet (30% fat) or a standard breeding (BD) diet (5% fat) during pregnancy and lactation. At 21 days of lactation, mothers and both sexes of prepubertal offspring were killed by decapitation. Plasma adiponectin, testosterone (T) and oestradiol (E2) levels were analyzed by ELISA...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770711/low-cadmium-exposure-in-males-and-lactating-females-estimation-of-biomarkers
#18
Anja Stajnko, Ingrid Falnoga, Janja Snoj Tratnik, Darja Mazej, Marta Jagodic, Mladen Krsnik, Alfred B Kobal, Marija Prezelj, Lijana Kononenko, Milena Horvat
BACKGROUND: Urine cadmium (Cd) and renal function biomarkers, mostly analysed in urine spot samples, are well established biomarkers of occupational exposure. Their use and associations at low environmental level are common, but have recently been questioned, particularly in terms of physiological variability and normalisation bias in the case of urine spot samples. AIM: To determine the appropriateness of spot urine and/or blood Cd exposure biomarkers and their relationships with renal function biomarkers at low levels of exposure...
October 20, 2016: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768967/the-impact-of-maternal-adiposity-specialization-on-infant-birthweight-upper-versus-lower-body-fat
#19
Alexandra C Sundermann, Troy D Abell, Lisa C Baker, Mark B Mengel, Kathryn E Reilly, Michael A Bonow, Gregory E Hoy, Richard D Clover
BACKGROUND: The specialization of human fat deposits is an inquiry of special importance in the study of fetal growth. It has been theorized that maternal lower-body fat is designated specifically for lactation and not for the growth of the fetus. OBJECTIVE: Our goal was to compare the contributions of maternal upper-body versus lower-body adiposity to infant birth weight. We hypothesized that upper-body adiposity would be strongly associated with infant birth weight and that lower-body adiposity would be weakly or negligibly associated with infant birth weight-after adjusting for known determinants...
September 21, 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755396/tnf%C3%AE-variation-during-the-menstrual-cycle-and-thereafter-a-new-explanation-for-gender-based-disparities-in-icu-admission-rates-trauma-outcomes-and-general-mortality
#20
Katalin Gornicsar, Tibor Mózes, Andor Grosz, Edit Bíró, Szabolcs Ládi, Paul Clayton
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have found gender-based disparities in ICU admission rates and in complications following trauma. Female gender was associated with lower mortality when comparing patients less than 50 years of age. These data suggest an important role for cycle rather than gender itself. Our previous results indicate a crucial role for tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) in inducing nososocomial infections. HYPOTHESIS: Cycle is important for TNF and other female hormone productions...
October 12, 2016: Shock
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