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Trivedi, Shweta
ABSTRACT TRIVEDI, SHWETA. Host cytokines and immune responses in pregnancy associated transmission of arrested hookworm larvae (Under the direction of Dr. Prema Arasu) Over one billion people worldwide are infected with blood-feeding intestinal hookworms. The life cycle of A. duodenale (humans) and A. caninum (dogs) includes the propensity for L3 ...
Hennighausen Lothar - - 2005
Unique developmental features during puberty, pregnancy, lactation and post-lactation make the mammary gland a prime object to explore genetic circuits that control the specification, proliferation, differentiation, survival and death of cells. Steroids and simple peptide hormones initiate and carry out complex developmental programmes, and reverse genetics has been used to ...
Sunde Roger A - - 2005
The hierarchy of selenium (Se) requirements for growing rats ranges from <0.01 to 0.1 microg Se/g diet, depending on the choice of Se status parameter. To further evaluate the efficacy of molecular biology markers to determine Se requirements in later periods of the life cycle, which are less amenable to ...
Huang Ji-Biao - - 2005
Previous studies have shown that glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PDase) and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase form a supramolecular complex in human neutrophils that undergoes retrograde trafficking in cells from pregnant women, but anterograde trafficking in cells from nonpregnant individuals. Using fluorescence resonance energy transfer techniques, we now demonstrate that transaldolase (TALase), a key regulatory ...
Ward Kate A - - 2005
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: At birth, the fetus will contain 30 g of calcium; during the third trimester the calcium accrual can be up to 340 mg/day. Therefore, extremely high demands for calcium provision are placed upon the mother. This review aims to describe the adaptive mechanisms of the female skeleton ...
Andrews Z B - - 2005
Prolactin is an anterior pituitary hormone critical for maintaining pregnancy and lactation. Under normal conditions, prolactin secretion is tightly regulated by inhibitory dopaminergic neuronal systems within the mediobasal hypothalamus in a process known as short-loop negative feedback. This review focuses on neuroendocrine adaptations to prolactin negative feedback during late pregnancy. ...
Rolland Rosalind M - - 2005
Long-term studies of the endangered North Atlantic right whale, Eubalaena glacialis, have revealed declining reproductive parameters over the past two decades, threatening recovery of this small population if current trends continue. Little is known about right whale reproductive physiology, and investigating this reproductive decline has been limited by a lack ...
Caja S - - 2005
Adiponectin is believed to be a key factor in determining insulin sensitivity. In turn, insulin sensitivity is known to change from an enhanced state in early pregnancy to a reduced one in late pregnancy. A role for adiponectin in these changes has been proposed for mice but questioned for humans. ...
Ladyman S R - - 2005
Pregnancy in the rat is a state of leptin resistance associated with impaired leptin signal transduction in the hypothalamus. The aim of this study was to determine whether this leptin-resistant state is mediated by a change in the level of leptin receptors in the hypothalamus. Real-time RT-PCR was used to ...
Jousan F D - - 2005
The purpose of this study was to evaluate associations of lactation, somatic cell count score (SCCS) at breeding, milk yield, lactation number, interval from calving to breeding (days open), number of times inseminated, and season of breeding on fetal loss for lactating Holstein females (both first-parity and multiparous cows) and ...
Wiggans G R - - 2005
The system for estimating days open for cows with no subsequent lactation was examined to determine if estimates should vary depending on pregnancy diagnosis. Pregnancy diagnosis information was unavailable when the original prediction system was developed, but collection was begun in 2002. New prediction equations were estimated from nearly 1.1 ...
Langley-Evans Simon C - - 2005
Exposure to undernutrition in fetal life increases the susceptibility of humans and animals to major disease states in adult life. Studies of rodents exposed to protein restriction during fetal life indicate that lifespan is reduced, a finding that is the opposite of the well-documented improvement in longevity noted with post-weaning ...
Reali A - - 2005
When considering whether to administer drugs to women during pregnancy and lactation, we have to take into account that these substances may expose the fetus or neonate to multiple effects. This occurs because there is a unique situation where the maternal compartment is connected with the fetal or neonatal compartment ...
Kovacs Christopher S - - 2005
Pregnancy and lactation both place significant demands on the mother to provide sufficient calcium (among other minerals and nutrients) to the fetus and neonate. Despite facing similar demands for calcium during pregnancy and lactation, the maternal adaptations differ significantly between these two reproductive periods. Women lose 300 to 400 mg ...
Liefers S C - - 2005
Leptin concentrations in body fluids and tissues undergo dynamic changes during the periparturient period. Polymorphisms in the leptin gene have been shown to be associated with differences in leptin concentration during late pregnancy but not during lactation. As the promoter of leptin regulates the expression of leptin, polymorphisms in this ...
De Marco Marion - - 2005
Acoustic analysis of infants crying, a sensitive and selective index for measuring the effect of pre and perinatal lead exposure, may provide an early marker for central nervous system damage produced by the toxic. The present study evaluated the effects of exposure to low lead levels during perinatal and early ...
Lecklin Anne - - 2005
The efficacy of central leptin therapy on weight homeostasis through various phases of reproduction, pregnancy outcome and postnatal, prepubertal and pubertal growth of offspring was assessed. Enhanced leptin transgene expression after a single intracerebroventricular injection of recombinant adeno-associated virus vector encoding the leptin gene (rAAV-lep) decreased calorie intake and weight ...
Hapon María Belén - - 2005
Untreated maternal hypothyroidism (hypoT) has serious consequences in offspring development that may result from the effect on lactation of maternal metabolism dysfunction. We studied the effects of prolonged propylthiouracil (PTU)-induced hypoT (0.1% PTU in drinking water starting 8 days before mating until day 21 of pregnancy or for 30 days ...
Bonnet M - - 2005
Most dairy ruminants are still lactating during early pregnancy, which could induce hormonal adaptations different from those observed during pregnancy alone. The incidence of concomitant lactation and pregnancy on plasma leptin has not been studied, and physiological factors involved in its regulation have not been addressed in goats. We assayed ...
Karlsson Magnus K - - 2005
During pregnancy and lactation, changes occur in a variety of factors which have great potential to influence bone mineral density (BMD). Smoking habits, the level of alcohol consumption, the level of physical activity, body weight, soft tissue composition and hormone levels are all factors that change during the course of ...
Boulanger Corinne A - - 2005
A parity-induced mammary population, marked by beta-galactosidase expression conditionally activated through cre-lox recombinase originates in WAP-Cre/Rosa-lox-STOP-lox-LacZ (WAP-Cre/Rosa-LacZ) female mice during pregnancy, lactation and involution. During subsequent pregnancies, these parity-induced mammary epithelial cells (PI-MEC) proliferated to produce new secretory acini composed of secretory luminal cells and myoepithelium. In serial transplantation assays, ...
Méniel Valérie - - 2005
Mutations of Apc and p53 have both been implicated in human and murine mammary neoplasia. To investigate potential interactions between Apc and p53, we conditionally inactivated Apc in both the presence and the absence of functional p53. Apc deficiency on its own leads to the development of metaplasia but not ...
Zhou Jiong - - 2005
Elf5 is an epithelial-specific ETS factor. Embryos with a null mutation in the Elf5 gene died before embryonic day 7.5, indicating that Elf5 is essential during mouse embryogenesis. Elf5 is also required for proliferation and differentiation of mouse mammary alveolar epithelial cells during pregnancy and lactation. The loss of one ...
de Souza Lisboa Sabrina Francesca - - 2005
The involvement of neurotoxicants in the etiology of emotional pathologies is becoming an issue in neurotoxicology. Lead (Pb) exposure during childhood has been associated with increased impulsivity, aggressivity, and delinquency. Considering the paucity of experimental studies investigating the involvement of developmental Pb exposure in emotional disorders, our objective was to ...
Kelly Hanna L - - 2006
Breast cancers diagnosed during pregnancy and lactation typically have an aggressive phenotype and an advanced stage at presentation. The timing of treatment modalities in pregnant women is complex and requires multidisciplinary input. Alternatives which are relatively safe for both mother and fetus are available, though unforeseen risks may exist. Chemotherapy ...
Kishi Reiko - - 2005
To elucidate the effect of maternal styrene exposure, which is due to various postnatal changes in the development and behavior of offspring, we investigated pregnancy-induced changes in the metabolism of styrene in rat liver in relation to the regulation of cytochrome P450 enzymes. We also examined age and sex-induced changes ...
Pujol Esperanza - - 2005
Pregnancy is characterized by changes in maternal adiposity. The aim of this study was to carry out a detailed analysis of the different steps of the adrenergic pathway, lipoprotein lipase (LPL) levels and adipocyte size, in order to evaluate the response of white adipose tissue (WAT) to the metabolic changes ...
Goldberg Gail - - 2005
In the second of a two-part article, a senior research scientist discusses the mother's nutritional needs during lactation and the first year after the birth. The mother's needs for energy increase during breast-feeding, but conversely studies have shown that breast-feeding mothers do not necessarily lose weight. As in pregnancy, it ...
León D - - 2005
The aim of this work was to study whether caffeine or theophylline chronically consumed during pregnancy affect inhibitory adenylyl cyclase pathway mediated by adenosine, in rat brain of both mothers and full-term fetuses. Immunoblotting analysis revealed a significant decrease in alphaGi(1,2) subunit level (27-29% in mothers, 15-18% in fetuses), associated ...
Frontera Margalida - - 2005
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) thermogenesis is inhibited during late-pregnancy and lactation in the rat. However, scarce information concerning BAT functionality during mid-pregnancy is available. The aim of this work was to investigate uncoupling proteins and leptin expression during placentation in rat BAT as well as other key parameters in the ...
McCarter-Spaulding Deborah E - - 2005
The issue of medication use during pregnancy is of concern because the physiology of pregnancy affects the pharmokinetics of medications used, and certain medications can reach the fetus and cause harm. Studying medication safety in pregnancy and lactation is challenging; thus, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) categories of ...
Heringhausen Julie - - 2005
Calcium is an essential nutrient during pregnancy and lactation. Calcium contributes to bone development in the fetus and neonate and is considered a critical nutrient. Physiological changes in calcium metabolism occur during pregnancy and lactation. Some women may lose some of their bone density during pregnancy and/or lactation, and then ...
Marino Susan - - 2004
BACKGROUND: During pregnancy, the mammary glands from Id2 mutant animals are deficient in lobulo-alveolar development. This failure of development is believed to be due to a proliferation defect. METHODS: We have asked whether functional Id2 expression is necessary for Wnt induced mammary hyperplasia, side branching, and cancer, by generating mice ...
Sharma K - - 2004
Macromastia is the massive enlargement of the breast, unilateral or bilateral, disproportionate to the growth of the rest of the body. It is called gravid macromastia or gigantomastia of pregnancy when it occurs during pregnancy. It may or may not regress following parturition. Gestational macromastia is exceptionally rare. We report ...
Luoba Alfred I - - 2004
Geophagy was studied among 827 pregnant women in western Kenya, during and after pregnancy. The women were recruited at a gestational age of 14-24 weeks and followed-up to 6 months post-partum. The median age (range) of the women was 23 years and median parity 2. At recruitment, 378 were eating ...
Boris Jane - - 2004
The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of fish oil supplementation, in the third trimester of pregnancy and early lactation period of healthy pregnant Danish women. Forty-four pregnant women were randomly allocated to fish oil supplementation (1.3 g EPA and 0.9 g DHA per day) from week ...
Backstrand J R - - 2004
OBJECTIVE: To examine maternal intake of a mildly alcoholic beverage (pulque) during pregnancy and lactation, and its potential effect on postpartum child growth and attained size. DESIGN: A prospective cohort study that followed mothers (during pregnancy and lactation) and their offspring (from birth to approximately 57 months of age). SETTING: ...
Buhimschi Catalin S - - 2004
The endocrine control of lactation is one of the most complex physiologic mechanisms of human parturition. Mammogenesis, lactogenesis, galactopoiesis, and galactokinesis are all essential to assure proper lactation. Prolactin is the key hormone of lactation and seems to be the single most important galactopoietic hormone. Oxytocin, serotonin, opioids, histamine, substance ...
Morroni Manrico - - 2004
Mammalian breast adipose tissue is replaced by a milk-secreting gland during pregnancy; the reverse process takes place upon interruption of lactation. Morphological and bromodeoxyuridine studies provide indirect evidence that mouse mammary adipocytes transform into secretory epithelial cells during pregnancy and revert to adipocytes after lactation. By using the Cre-loxP recombination ...
Anguiano B - - 2004
Peripartum is a crucial period for mammary gland final differentiation and the onset of lactation. Although the 'trigger' for lactogenesis depends on several hormones, a key factor is the peripartum prolactin (PRL) pulse whose deletion results in a failure to initiate milk production. Other hormones having a critical role during ...
Akesson Agneta - - 2004
BACKGROUND: To elucidate the sequences of changes in bone metabolism and bone density during pregnancy, lactation and postweaning. METHODS: Women were recruited (n = 254) in early pregnancy and followed for 2 years. Markers of bone formation (osteocalcin) and resorption (NTx) were measured at five occasions. Bone mineral density (BMD) ...
Gulson Brian L - - 2004
Pregnancy and lactation are times of physiologic stress during which bone turnover is accelerated. Previous studies have demonstrated that there is increased mobilization of lead from the maternal skeleton at this time and that calcium supplementation may have a protective effect. Ten immigrants to Australia were provided with either calcium ...
Vidonho Armando F AF - - 2004
Several studies support the hypothesis that chronic diseases in adulthood might be triggered by events that occur during fetal development. This study examined the consequences of perinatal salt intake on blood pressure (BP) and carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in adult offspring of dams on high-salt [HSD; 8% (HSD2) or 4% ...
Heringstad B - - 2004
A Bayesian multivariate threshold model was fitted to clinical mastitis (CM) records from 372,227 daughters of 2411 Norwegian Dairy Cattle (NRF) sires. All cases of veterinary-treated CM occurring from 30 d before first calving to culling or 300 d after third calving were included. Lactations were divided into 4 intervals: ...
Ozbek Murat - - 2004
Pregnancy and lactation affect the rate of maternal dentine apposition and mineralization in the rat. In this study we have measured the effects of pregnancy and lactation on the degree of mineralization of dentine and enamel by using the microhardness method in rat incisors. At incisal sections, pregnant and lactation ...
Vargas Zapata Carmiña L - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Physiologic adjustments in calcium homeostasis during pregnancy and lactation in women with marginal calcium intakes have not been described. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to examine longitudinal changes in various aspects of calcium homeostasis during pregnancy and lactation in 9 healthy Brazilian women who habitually consumed approximately 500 mg Ca/d. ...
Ali Niloufer Sultan - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Maternal diet is an important determinant of outcomes of pregnancy. Malnutrition during pregnancy and its consequences maximally affect the health and long-term outcomes of the population. Low birth weight accounts for almost 30% of all births; with maternal malnutrition as a dominant risk factor. This study aims to investigate ...
Zinser Glendon M - - 2004
The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is present in mammary gland, and VDR ablation is associated with accelerated glandular development during puberty. VDR is a nuclear receptor whose ligand, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25-(OH)(2)D] is generated after metabolic activation of vitamin D by specific vitamin D hydroxylases. In these studies, we demonstrate that ...
Yi Yijun - - 2004
This study demonstrated, for the first time, the following events related to p19(ARF) involvement in mammary gland development: 1) Progesterone appears to regulate p19(ARF) in normal mammary gland during pregnancy. 2) p19(ARF) expression levels increased sixfold during pregnancy, and the protein level plateaus during lactation. 3) During involution, p19(ARF) protein ...
Wagner W - - 2004
Histamine system is suggested to have a role in mammary gland growth regulation, differentiation and functioning during pregnancy and lactation. Histidine decarboxylase activity undergoes significant changes during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy associated elevation of HDC activity and mRNA transcript in mouse mammary gland was successfully affected by enzyme antisense oligonucleotides ...
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