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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335485/intra-amniotic-administration-of-raffinose-and-stachyose-affects-the-intestinal-brush-border-functionality-and-alters-gut-microflora-populations
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Sarina Pacifici, Jaehong Song, Cathy Zhang, Qiaoye Wang, Raymond P Glahn, Nikolai Kolba, Elad Tako
This study investigates the effectiveness of two types of prebiotics-stachyose and raffinose-which are present in staple food crops that are widely consumed in regions where dietary Fe deficiency is a health concern. The hypothesis is that these prebiotics will improve Fe status, intestinal functionality, and increase health-promoting bacterial populations in vivo (Gallus gallus). By using the intra-amniotic administration procedure, prebiotic treatment solutions were injected in ovo (day 17 of embryonic incubation) with varying concentrations of a 1...
March 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325734/does-maternal-fetal-transfer-of-creatine-occur-in-pregnant-sheep
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Syed Baharom, Robert De Matteo, Stacey Ellery, Paul Della Gatta, Clinton R Bruce, Greg M Kowalski, Nadia Hale, Hayley Dickinson, Richard Harding, David Walker, Rodney J Snow
Our aim was to determine the disposition of creatine in ovine pregnancy, and whether creatine is transferred across the placenta from mother to fetus. Pregnant ewes received either: (i) a continuous intravenous infusion of creatine monohydrate or saline from 122 to 131 days gestation, with maternal and fetal arterial blood and amniotic fluid samples collected daily for creatine analysis and fetal tissues collected at necropsy at 133 days for analysis of creatine content, or; (ii) a single systemic bolus injection of (13)C labelled creatine monohydrate at 130 days of gestation, with maternal and fetal arterial blood, uterine vein blood and amniotic fluid samples collected prior to, and for 4 hours post injection and analysed for creatine, creatine isotopic enrichment, and guanidinoacetic acid (GAA, precursor of creatine) concentrations...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272225/a-new-method-for-selective-reduction-in-trap-sequence-with-a-contraindication-to-fetoscopic-surgery-a-case-report
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Qi Li, Xin-Hua Wu, Wei-She Zhang
RATIONALE: The preferred method for multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) is a transabdominal intrathoracic or intracranial injection of potassium chloride (KCl). However, in monochorionic multiple pregnancies (MMPs), especially in monoamnionic multifetal pregnancies, selective feticide by this method is often associated with miscarriage of the remaining fetuses. Selective fetal reduction in MMPs by blood flow ablation using radiofrequency ablation or fetoscopic laser surgery may improve survival of the remaining fetus...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231241/hydrocephalus-and-arthrogryposis-in-an-immunocompetent-mouse-model-of-zika-teratogeny-a-developmental-study
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Jose Xavier-Neto, Murilo Carvalho, Bruno Dos Santos Pascoalino, Alisson Campos Cardoso, Ângela Maria Sousa Costa, Ana Helena Macedo Pereira, Luana Nunes Santos, Ângela Saito, Rafael Elias Marques, Juliana Helena Costa Smetana, Silvio Roberto Consonni, Carla Bandeira, Vivian Vasconcelos Costa, Marcio Chaim Bajgelman, Paulo Sérgio Lopes de Oliveira, Marli Tenorio Cordeiro, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Bianca Alves Pauletti, Daniela Campos Granato, Adriana Franco Paes Leme, Lucio Freitas-Junior, Carolina Borsoi Moraes Holanda de Freitas, Mauro Martins Teixeira, Estela Bevilacqua, Kleber Franchini
The teratogenic mechanisms triggered by ZIKV are still obscure due to the lack of a suitable animal model. Here we present a mouse model of developmental disruption induced by ZIKV hematogenic infection. The model utilizes immunocompetent animals from wild-type FVB/NJ and C57BL/6J strains, providing a better analogy to the human condition than approaches involving immunodeficient, genetically modified animals, or direct ZIKV injection into the brain. When injected via the jugular vein into the blood of pregnant females harboring conceptuses from early gastrulation to organogenesis stages, akin to the human second and fifth week of pregnancy, ZIKV infects maternal tissues, placentas and embryos/fetuses...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222448/acute-effects-of-viral-exposure-on-p-glycoprotein-function-in-the-mouse-fetal-blood-brain-barrier
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Enrrico Bloise, Sophie Petropoulos, Majid Iqbal, Alisa Kostaki, Tania Maria Ortiga-Carvalho, William Gibb, Stephen G Matthews
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Viral infection during pregnancy is known to affect the fetal brain. The toll-like receptor (TLR)-3 is a pattern recognition receptor activated by viruses known to elicit adverse fetal neurological outcomes. The P-glycoprotein (P-gp) efflux transporter protects the developing fetus by limiting the transfer of substrates across both the placenta and the fetal blood-brain barrier (BBB). As such, inhibition of P-gp at these blood-barrier sites may result in increased exposure of the developing fetus to environmental toxins and xenobiotics present in the maternal circulation...
February 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173846/phenotype-and-multipotency-of-rabbit-oryctolagus-cuniculus-amniotic-stem-cells
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Jéssica Borghesi, Lara Carolina Mario, Ana Claudia Oliveira Carreira, Maria Angélica Miglino, Phelipe Oliveira Favaron
BACKGROUND: Stem cells are capable of unlimited self-renewal and are able to remain undifferentiated for extended periods of time prior to their differentiation into specific cell lineages. Because of the issues (ethical and religious) involved in the use of embryonic stem cells and the limited plasticity of adult stem cells, an alternative cell source could be foetal stem cells derived from extra-embryonic tissue, which are highly proliferative, grow in vitro and possess interesting immunogenic characteristics...
February 7, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165063/heavy-chain-hyaluronan-pentraxin-3-from-amniotic-membrane-suppresses-inflammation-and-scarring-in-murine-lacrimal-gland-and-conjunctiva-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease
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Yoko Ogawa, Hua He, Shin Mukai, Toshihiro Imada, Shigeru Nakamura, Chen-Wei Su, Megha Mahabole, Scheffer C G Tseng, Kazuo Tsubota
Chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) is a major complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Dry eye disease is the prominent ocular sequel of cGVHD and is caused by excessive inflammation and fibrosis in the lacrimal glands. Heavy chain-Hyaluronan/Pentraxin 3 (HC-HA/PTX3) is a complex purified from human amniotic membrane (AM) and known to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-scarring actions. In this study, we utilized a mouse model of cGVHD to examine whether HC-HA/PTX3 could attenuate dry eye disease elicited by cGVHD...
February 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139962/intra-amniotic-administration-of-lipopolysaccharide-induces-spontaneous-preterm-labor-and-birth-in-the-absence-of-a-body-temperature-change
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Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Roberto Romero, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, Bogdan Panaitescu, Valeria Garcia-Flores, Tara N Mial, Aashna Sahi, Sonia S Hassan
OBJECTIVE: Intra-amniotic infection is associated with spontaneous preterm labor. In most cases, the infection is subclinical and bacteria are detected in the amniotic cavity rather than in the chorioamniotic membranes. The aims of this study were to establish a model of intra-amniotic lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preterm labor/birth that resembles the subclinical syndrome and to compare this model to two established models of LPS-induced preterm labor/birth. METHODS: Pregnant B6 mice received an intra-amniotic, intra-uterine, or intra-peritoneal injection of LPS (100 ng/amniotic sac, 15 μg/25 μL, and 15 μg/200 μL respectively) or PBS (control)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135618/comparative-study-on-characterization-and-wound-healing-potential-of-goat-capra-hircus-mesenchymal-stem-cells-derived-from-fetal-origin-amniotic-fluid-and-adult-bone-marrow
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M D Pratheesh, Pawan K Dubey, Nitin E Gade, Amar Nath, T B Sivanarayanan, D N Madhu, Anjali Somal, Indu Baiju, T R Sreekumar, V L Gleeja, Irfan A Bhatt, Vikash Chandra, Amarpal, Bhaskar Sharma, G Saikumar, G Taru Sharma
Caprine amniotic fluid (cAF) and bone marrow cells (cBM) were isolated, expanded and phenotypically characterized by mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) specific cell surface markers. Both cell types were compared for multilineage differentiation potential by flow cytometry using specific antibodies against lineage specific markers. Furthermore, in vitro expanded cAF-MSCs showed higher expression of trophic factors viz. VEGF and TGF-β1 as compared to cBM-MSCs. Full-skin thickness excisional wounds created on either side of the dorsal midline (thoracolumbar) of New Zealand White rabbits were randomly assigned to subcutaneous injection of either fetal origin cAF-MSCs (n=4) or adult cBM-MSCs (n=4) or sterile PBS (control, n=4)...
January 3, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103990/-effects-of-human-amniotic-epithelial-stem-cells-derived-exosomes-on-healing-of-wound-with-full-thickness-skin-defect-in-rats
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B Zhao, G F Wu, Y J Zhang, W Zhang, F F Yang, D Xiao, K X Zeng, J H Shi, L L Su, D H Hu
Objective: To investigate the effects of human amniotic epithelial stem cells-derived exosomes on healing of wound with full-thickness skin defect in rats. Methods: (1) Human amniotic epithelial stem cells were isolated from the amnion tissue of 5 full-term pregnant women in Department of Obstetrics of our hospital by the method of trypsin digestion, and their morphology was observed. The third passage of cells were stained with rhodamine-phalloidin for cytoskeleton observation. The third passage of cells were identified with flow cytometry through the detection of expressions of cell surface markers CD29, CD31, CD34, CD90, CD105, SSEA3, SSEA4 and immunity-related marker human leukocyte antigen-D related site (HLA-DR)...
January 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995994/counteracting-bone-fragility-with-human-amniotic-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Anna M Ranzoni, Michelangelo Corcelli, Kwan-Leong Hau, Jemma G Kerns, Maximilien Vanleene, Sandra Shefelbine, Gemma N Jones, Dafni Moschidou, Benan Dala-Ali, Allen E Goodship, Paolo De Coppi, Timothy R Arnett, Pascale V Guillot
The impaired maturation of bone-forming osteoblasts results in reduced bone formation and subsequent bone weakening, which leads to a number of conditions such as osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). Transplantation of human fetal mesenchymal stem cells has been proposed as skeletal anabolic therapy to enhance bone formation, but the mechanisms underlying the contribution of the donor cells to bone health are poorly understood and require further elucidation. Here, we show that intraperitoneal injection of human amniotic mesenchymal stem cells (AFSCs) into a mouse model of OI (oim mice) reduced fracture susceptibility, increased bone strength, improved bone quality and micro-architecture, normalised bone remodelling and reduced TNFα and TGFβ sigalling...
December 20, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974238/maternal-administration-of-magnesium-sulfate-promotes-cell-proliferation-in-hippocampus-dentate-gyrus-in-offspring-mice-after-exposing-to-prenatal-stress
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Xinli Xiang, Depeng Zhao, Chonglan Gao, Kai Wang, Qian Zhou, Jiuhong Kang, Tao Duan
Prenatal stress (PS) inhibits cell proliferation in the hippocampal dentate gyrus (DG), which is related to hippocampal anatomy and function abnormality. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) on PS-induced cell proliferation suppression in offspring during embryonic stage and postnatal spatial learning. MgSO4 administration was performed after PS treatment on pregnant mice. Mice were randomly divided into four groups: non-PS or PS maternal mice injected with MgSO4 or saline (P+NS, P+MG, C+MG and C+NS group)...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956912/improvement-of-heart-failure-by-human-amniotic-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-transplantation-in-rats
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Seyed Mohammad Taghi Razavi Tousi, Mahdieh Faghihi, Maliheh Nobakht, Mohammad Molazem, Elham Kalantari, Amir Darbandi Azar, Nahid Aboutaleb
Background: Recently, stem cells have been considered for the treatment of heart diseases, but no marked improvement has been recorded. This is the first study to examine the functional and histological effects of the transplantation of human amniotic mesenchymal stromal cells (hAMSCs) in rats with heart failure (HF). Methods: This study was conducted in the years 2014 and 2015. 35 male Wistar rats were randomly assigned into 5 equal experimental groups (7 rats each) as 1- Control 2- Heart Failure (HF) 3- Sham 4- Culture media 5- Stem Cell Transplantation (SCT)...
July 6, 2016: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895585/feto-maternal-trafficking-of-exosomes-in-murine-pregnancy-models
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Samantha Sheller-Miller, Jun Lei, George Saade, Carlos Salomon, Irina Burd, Ramkumar Menon
Timing and initiation of labor are well-orchestrated by signals communicated between the fetal and maternal compartments; however, how these signals are communicated is not completely understood. Fetal exosomes, intercellular signaling vesicles, may play a key role in the process. The objective of this study was to evaluate exosome trafficking in vivo from fetal to maternal compartments. Pregnant CD-1 mice were intra-amniotically injected on gestational day 16 and 17 with exosomes isolated from primary human amnion epithelial cells fluorescently labeled with the lipophilic dye 1,1-dioctadecyl-3,3,3,3-tetramethylindotricarbocyanine iodide (DiR)...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845396/first-steps-to-define-murine-amniotic-fluid-stem-cell-microenvironment
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E Bertin, M Piccoli, C Franzin, G Spiro, S Donà, A Dedja, F Schiavi, E Taschin, P Bonaldo, P Braghetta, P De Coppi, M Pozzobon
Stem cell niche refers to the microenvironment where stem cells reside in living organisms. Several elements define the niche and regulate stem cell characteristics, such as stromal support cells, gap junctions, soluble factors, extracellular matrix proteins, blood vessels and neural inputs. In the last years, different studies demonstrated the presence of cKit(+) cells in human and murine amniotic fluid, which have been defined as amniotic fluid stem (AFS) cells. Firstly, we characterized the murine cKit(+) cells present both in the amniotic fluid and in the amnion...
November 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844495/ileal-muc2-gene-expression-and-microbial-population-but-not-growth-performance-and-immune-response-are-influenced-by-in-ovo-injection-of-probiotics-in-broiler-chickens
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A Majidi-Mosleh, A A Sadeghi, S N Mousavi, M Chamani, A Zarei
1. The objective of present study was to evaluate the effects of intra-amniotic injection of different probiotic strains (Bacillus subtilis, Enterococcus faecium and Pediococcus acidilactici) on the intestinal MUC2 gene expression, microbial population, growth performance and immune response in broiler chicken. 2. In a completely randomised design, different probiotic strains were injected into the amniotic fluid of the 480 live embryos (d 18 of incubation), with 4 treatments and 5 replicates. Ileal MUC2 gene expression, microbial profile, growth performance and immune response were determined...
February 2017: British Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836365/transamniotic-stem-cell-therapy-trascet-in-a-leporine-model-of-gastroschisis
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Christina Feng, Christopher D Graham, Hester F Shieh, Joseph A Brazzo, John Patrick Connors, Lucas Rohrer, Alexander Papadakis, David Zurakowski, Dario O Fauza
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Transamniotic stem cell therapy (TRASCET) with amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells (afMSCs) has been shown to mitigate bowel damage in a rodent model of gastroschisis. As a prerequisite to clinical translation, we sought to study TRASCET in a larger animal model. METHODS: New Zealand rabbit fetuses (n=64) with surgically created gastroschisis were divided into three groups. One group (untreated) had no further manipulations. Two groups received volume-matched intraamniotic injections of either saline or a suspension of afMSCs...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821667/obeticholic-acid-protects-against-lipopolysaccharide-induced-fetal-death-and-intrauterine-growth-restriction-through-its-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Yuan-Hua Chen, Xiao-Guang Hu, Yan Zhou, Zhen Yu, Lin Fu, Gui-Bin Zhang, Qing-Li Bo, Hua Wang, Cheng Zhang, De-Xiang Xu
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is expressed in human and rodent placentas. Nevertheless, its function remains obscure. This study investigated the effects of obeticholic acid (OCA), a novel synthetic FXR agonist, on LPS-induced fetal death and intrauterine growth restriction. All pregnant mice except controls were i.p. injected with LPS (100 μg/kg) daily from gestational day (GD) 15 to GD17. Some pregnant mice were orally administered with OCA (5 mg/kg) daily from GD13 to GD17. As expected, placental FXR signaling was activated by OCA...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789047/self-induced-illegal-abortion-with-rivanol-%C3%A2-a-medicolegal-toxicological-case-report
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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...
November 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774699/characterization-of-teratogenic-potential-and-gene-expression-in-canine-and-feline-amniotic-membrane-derived-stem-cells
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M T Cardoso, A O Pinheiro, A S Vidane, J B Casals, V C de Oliveira, Njn Gonçalves, D S Martins, C E Ambrósio
The biosafety of innovative procedures that utilize stem cells in regenerative medicine has been addressed in several studies. Previous work has showed no tumour formation following the use of feline and human amniotic membrane-derived stem cells (AMSCs). In contrast, tumour formation was observed when canine AMSCs were utilized. These findings suggested that feline and human, but not canine, AMSCs are suitable for cell transplantation trials. This study aimed to further evaluate the feasibility of utilizing canine AMSCs for transplantation purposes as well as for felines...
October 23, 2016: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
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