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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702027/decreased-human-leukocyte-antigen-g-expression-by-mir-133a-contributes-to-impairment-of-proinvasion-and-proangiogenesis-functions-of-decidual-nk-cells
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Wenwei Guo, Liang Fang, Bo Li, Xifeng Xiao, Shuqiang Chen, Jun Wang, Fang Yang, Lihua Chen, Xiaohong Wang
Human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-G plays a crucial role in conferring fetal-maternal tolerance and ensuring a successful pregnancy. CD56(bright) natural killer (NK) cells accumulate at the maternal decidua in large numbers during pregnancy and are found in direct contact with fetal trophoblasts. There are increasing evidences that decidual NK (dNK) cells are crucial for pregnancy. However, the regulation of dNK cells is mostly unknown. Here, we provide evidences that the secretion function of dNK cells in recurrent spontaneous abortion was impaired, which led to the impairment of the proinvasion and proangiogenesis functions of dNK cells...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639334/uterine-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-idiopathic-recurrent-miscarriage
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Ruben-J Kuon, Maja Weber, Julia Heger, Isabel Santillán, Kilian Vomstein, Christin Bär, Thomas Strowitzki, Udo R Markert, Bettina Toth
PROBLEM: Uterine natural killer (uNK) cells are major players during implantation and early pregnancy. The aim of our study was to analyze uNK cell concentration in the endometrium of idiopathic recurrent miscarriage (iRM) patients and fertile controls. METHOD OF STUDY: Out of n=130 couples with ≥3 consecutive, clinical RM screened according to a standardized diagnostic protocol, n=58 patients with iRM were identified. Endometrial biopsies were investigated in patients and n=17 fertile women (controls) via immunohistochemistry...
June 21, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501365/why-natural-killer-cells-are-not-enough-a-further-understanding-of-killer-immunoglobulin-like-receptor-and-human-leukocyte-antigen
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REVIEW
Diana Alecsandru, Juan A García-Velasco
The immune system's role in recurrent reproductive failure is a controversial issue in assisted reproduction. Most studies into immune system implication in reproduction have focused on finding markers of peripheral blood and less on the uterine environment. Peripheral blood natural killer cells have become an "immune study core" for women with recurrent miscarriage or recurrent implantation failure, based on the mistaken notion that they cause reproductive failure by killing or "rejecting" the embryo. Maternal-fetal tolerance begins at the uterine level, so successful adaptation to the fetus occurs after a complicated process...
June 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466568/physiological-and-pathological-angiogenesis-in-endometrium-at-the-time-of-embryo-implantation
#4
Xiaoyan Chen, Gene Chi Wai Man, Yingyu Liu, Fangrong Wu, Jin Huang, Tin Chiu Li, Chi Chiu Wang
Embryo establishes contact with the endometrium during implantation. Proper endometrial vascular development and maintenance at the time of embryo implantation is crucial for successful pregnancy. Vascular development at the maternal-embryo interface can be regulated by various cell types, of which uterine natural killer (uNK) cells play an important role. Abnormal angiogenesis and uNK cell number/function may lead to reproductive failure, particularly in women with recurrent miscarriage (RM) and women with recurrent implantation failure (RIF) after IVF-ET treatment, which are the important clinical hurdles in reproductive medicine to overcome...
May 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441552/natural-killer-cell-activity-in-women-with-recurrent-miscarriage-etiology-and-pregnancy-outcome
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Yasuhiko Ebina, Yukari Nishino, Masashi Deguchi, Yoko Maesawa, Yuki Nakashima, Hideto Yamada
This study aimed to evaluate whether natural killer (NK) cell activity was associated with the etiology of recurrent miscarriage (RM), and to evaluate the predictive value of NK cell activity for outcomes of following pregnancies in women with RM. Peripheral NK cell activity was measured in 160 non-pregnant women with a history of two or more miscarriages. This activity was compared according to the etiology of RM and to pregnancy outcomes in women who became pregnant. NK cell activity in women with unexplained RM was significantly higher than that in those with known etiologies of RM...
April 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388469/higher-prevalence-of-colonization-with-gardnerella-vaginalis-and-gram-negative-anaerobes-in-patients-with-recurrent-miscarriage-and-elevated-peripheral-natural-killer-cells
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R J Kuon, R Togawa, K Vomstein, M Weber, T Goeggl, T Strowitzki, U R Markert, S Zimmermann, V Daniel, A H Dalpke, B Toth
The role of vaginal infections in recurrent miscarriage (RM) is discussed controversially and screening is not recommended in international guidelines. Peripheral and uterine NK cells (pNK, uNK) play an important role in the establishment of a healthy pregnancy and are targets of immune diagnostics in RM patients. The aim of this study was to analyze the composition of the vaginal microbiota in RM patients and to correlate the findings to clinical characteristics as well as NK cell parameters. In total, n=243 RM patients with ≥3 consecutive miscarriages were recruited between 11/2011 and 03/2016...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283683/pre-pregnancy-levels-of-peripheral-natural-killer-cells-as-markers-for-immunomodulatory-treatment-in-patients-with-recurrent-miscarriage
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Ruben J Kuon, Franziska Müller, Kilian Vomstein, Maja Weber, Hannes Hudalla, Sabine Rösner, Thomas Strowitzki, Udo Markert, Volker Daniel, Bettina Toth
Immunological risk factors in patients with recurrent miscarriage (RM) are discussed controversially. Abnormalities of natural killer cells (NK) have been described in RM patients. Lipid infusions are known to modulate lymphocyte subsets. The aim of this study was to identify immune parameters that predict success of treatment with lipid infusions in RM patients with elevated NK. In sum, n = 341 couples with RM were screened for established risk factors and peripheral lymphocyte subpopulations as well as uterine NK cells...
March 11, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161567/multi-resolution-cell-orientation-congruence-descriptors-for-epithelium-segmentation-in-endometrial-histology-images
#8
Guannan Li, Shan E Ahmed Raza, Nasir M Rajpoot
It has been recently shown that recurrent miscarriage can be caused by abnormally high ratio of number of uterine natural killer (UNK) cells to the number of stromal cells in human female uterus lining. Due to high workload, the counting of UNK and stromal cells needs to be automated using computer algorithms. However, stromal cells are very similar in appearance to epithelial cells which must be excluded in the counting process. To exclude the epithelial cells from the counting process it is necessary to identify epithelial regions...
January 22, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100263/benzene-poisoning-clinical-and-blood-abnormalities-in-two-brazilian-female-gas-station-attendants-two-case-reports
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Fábio Santiago, Simone Lima, Tayná Pinheiro, Rafaele Tavares Silvestre, Ubirani Barros Otero, Marianne Medeiros Tabalipa, Nadezda Kosyakova, Maria Helena Ornellas, Thomas Liehr, Gilda Alves
BACKGROUND: Brazilian gas station workers are chronically exposed to benzene, toluene, xylene (BTX) during their working time. Describe below two cases of latin female gas station workers with benzene poisoning symptoms and miscarriage history. CASE PRESENTATION: In both cases were identified complex chromosomal rearrangements (CCR) with fluorescence in situ hybridization, applied to whole chromosome paints by chromosomes 1, 2 and 4. The lower natural killer cell (NK) cells have also been observed in cases correspondents, especially the rare type of NK (NKbright) in their peripheral blood cells...
January 18, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095355/immune-regulatory-network-in-successful-pregnancy-and-reproductive-failures
#10
REVIEW
Mahnaz Ghaebi, Mohammad Nouri, Aliyeh Ghasemzadeh, Laya Farzadi, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Majid Ahmadi, Mehdi Yousefi
Maternal immune system must tolerate semiallogenic fetus to establish and maintain a successful pregnancy. Despite the existence of several strategies of trophoblast to avoid recognition by maternal leukocytes, maternal immune system may react against paternal alloantigenes. Leukocytes are important components in decidua. Not only T helper (Th)1/Th2 balance, but also regulatory T (Treg) cells play an important role in pregnancy. Although the frequency of Tregs is elevated during normal pregnancies, their frequency and function are reduced in reproductive defects such as recurrent miscarriage and preeclampsia...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956621/expression-of-kir2ds1-by-decidual-natural-killer-cells-increases-their-ability-to-control-placental-hcmv-infection
#11
Ângela C Crespo, Jack L Strominger, Tamara Tilburgs
The combination of the activating killer cell Ig-like receptor 2DS1 (KIR2DS1) expressed by maternal decidual natural killer cells (dNK) and the presence of its ligand, the HLA-C allotype HLA-C2, expressed by fetal trophoblasts, reduces the risk of developing pregnancy complications. However, no molecular or cellular mechanism explains this genetic correlation. Here we demonstrate that KIR2DS1+ dNK acquired higher cytotoxic function than KIR2DS1- dNK when exposed to human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)-infected decidual stromal cells (DSC), particularly when DSCs express HLA-C2...
December 27, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865124/the-killer-cell-story-in-recurrent-miscarriage-association-between-activated-peripheral-lymphocytes-and-uterine-natural-killer-cells
#12
R J Kuon, K Vomstein, M Weber, F Müller, C Seitz, S Wallwiener, T Strowitzki, E Schleussner, U R Markert, V Daniel, B Toth
Peripheral and uterine NK cells (pNK, uNK) can be distinguished according to their receptor expression. Recent studies indicate an association of elevated pNK and uNK with recurrent miscarriage (RM). This study aimed to analyze pNK and uNK in patients with RM and healthy controls. Out of n=590 RM patients screened according to a standard diagnostic protocol, n=268 couples with ≥3 consecutive RM were identified. Subgroups consisted of n=151 primary RM (pRM), n=85 secondary RM (sRM), n=32 tertiary RM (tRM) and n=42 healthy controls...
February 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761482/immunology-of-neuromyelitis-optica-during-pregnancy
#13
REVIEW
Vahid Davoudi, Kiandokht Keyhanian, Riley M Bove, Tanuja Chitnis
Anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) autoantibody plays a key role in the pathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica (NMO). Studies have shown increased relapse rates in patients with NMO during pregnancy and postpartum. High estrogen levels during pregnancy can increase activation-induced cytidine deaminase expression, which is responsible for immunoglobulin production. Additionally, sex hormones may influence antibody glycosylation, with effects on antibody function. Estrogen decreases apoptosis of self-reactive B cells, through upregulation of antiapoptotic molecules...
December 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759445/local-immunity-status-in-patients-with-miscarriages-and-herpetic-infection
#14
N M Mamedalieva, A M Kurmanova, G N Moshkalova, V Kim
A study of the endometrium of women with herpetic infection has shown that early miscarriages (under 12 weeks) occurs as activation of cytotoxic natural killer (NK) cells with CD16 + phenotype and a pronounced suppression level of CD56 + cells endometrial type, and late miscarriages (13-22 weeks of gestation) occurs as cell deficit, followed by reduction of all CD8 + cytotoxic lymphocytes, and of CD56 + and CD16 + NK cells.
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668201/etiologic-characteristics-and-index-pregnancy-outcomes-of-recurrent-pregnancy-losses-in-korean-women
#15
Gi Su Lee, Joon Cheol Park, Jeong Ho Rhee, Jong In Kim
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the etiologies and clinical outcomes of Korean recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) patients. And also, we investigated the differences between primary and secondary RPL patients, between two and three or more pregnancy losses. METHODS: One hundred seventy eight women diagnosed as RPL were enrolled. We performed chromosomal analysis, thyroid stimulating hormone, prolactin, blood glucose, plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, natural killer cell proportion, anticardiolipin antibodies, antiphospholipid antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, anti-β2glycoprotein-1 antibodies, antinuclear antibody, protein C, protein S, antithrombin III, homocysteine, MTFHR gene, factor V Leiden mutation, and hysterosalphingography/hysteroscopic evaluation...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527166/transcriptomic-insights-into-the-response-of-placenta-and-decidua-basalis-to-the-cpg-oligodeoxynucleotide-stimulation-in-non-obese-diabetic-mice-and-wild-type-controls
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Xiao-Rui Liu, Yu-Na Guo, Chuan-Mei Qin, Xiao-Li Qin, Fei Tao, Fei Su, Fu-Ju Tian, Yan Zhang, Yi Lin
Intrauterine infection is one of the most frequent causes of miscarriage. CpG oligodeoxynucleotide (CpG ODN) can mimic intrauterine infection. CpG ODN-induced embryo-resorption was observed consistently in the NK-cell deficient non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice but not in the wild-type (WT) mice. To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of differential pregnancy outcomes, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in the placenta and decidua basalis was revealed by RNA-Seq with CpG ODN or control ODN treatment. Common DEGs in the WT and NOD mice were enriched in antimicrobial/antibacterial humoral responses that may be activated as a primary response to bacterial infection...
August 5, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27324236/a-new-era-in-reproductive-medicine-consequences-of-third-party-oocyte-donation-for-maternal-and-fetal-health
#17
REVIEW
Shigeru Saito, Yasushi Nakabayashi, Akitoshi Nakashima, Tomoko Shima, Osamu Yoshino
The fetus is a semi-allograft for the maternal host in natural pregnancy, but the fetus is a complete allograft after oocyte donation (OD), and there is greater antigenic dissimilarity with the mother. Thus, OD pregnancy is a good model for understanding how the fetus is protected by the maternal immune system. Recent clinical data have revealed a higher risk of miscarriage, gestational hypertension, preterm birth, and low birth weight with OD pregnancy. There is also a higher incidence of chorionic deciduitis, dense fibrinoid deposits in the chorionic basal plate, inflammatory lesions in the chorionic plate, and C4d deposition on syncytiotrophoblasts in OD pregnancy...
November 2016: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27214130/standardisation-of-uterine-natural-killer-unk-cell-measurements-in-the-endometrium-of-women-with-recurrent-reproductive-failure
#18
Gendie E Lash, Judith N Bulmer, Tin Chiu Li, Barbara A Innes, Najat Mariee, Gnyaneshwari Patel, Jean Sanderson, Siobhan Quenby, Susan M Laird
Considerable work is being carried out on endometrial NK cells to determine whether they play a role in successful pregnancy outcome. In addition there is debate about whether measurements of uNK should be included in the clinical assessment for women with recurrent implantation failure or recurrent miscarriage. A hindrance to taking this forward is the fact that the density of uNK cells reported by different centres is very different. The aim of this study was to determine the reason for these differences and to develop a standardised method...
August 2016: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27198610/%C3%AE-galactosylceramide-activated-murine-nk1-1-invariant-nkt-cells-in-the-myometrium-induce-miscarriages-in-mice
#19
Tomoko Ichikawa, Yasuyuki Negishi, Masumi Shimizu, Toshiyuki Takeshita, Hidemi Takahashi
Innate immunity, which is unable to discriminate self from allo-antigens, is thought to be important players in the induction of miscarriages. Here, we show that the administration of IL-12 to syngeneic-mated C57BL/6 mice on gestation day 7.5 (Gd 7.5), drives significant miscarriages in pregnant females. Furthermore, the administration on Gd 7.5 of α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer), which is known to activate invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells, induced miscarriages in both syngeneic-mated C57BL/6 mice and allogeneic-mated mice (C57BL/6 (♀) × BALB/c (♂))...
August 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27156350/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-endometrial-markers
#20
REVIEW
Terhi T Piltonen
Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) present with several endometrial abnormalities possibly explaining some of the adverse endometrium-related outcomes in these women. PCOS and an increased miscarriage rate have been suggested to coincide, but the results are conflicting. Recent studies have also shown increased risks of pregnancy-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, and premature delivery that may be related to altered decidualization/placentation in affected women. In the long run, PCOS per se is associated with the occurrence of endometrial cancer (EC), with obesity aggravating the risk...
November 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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