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Kelly B A - - 2004
The maternal aorta undergoes substantial functional and structural adaptation in pregnancy. Both aortic diameter and compliance are increased and studies of animal and human gestation indicate that these changes are initiated in early pregnancy and maintained until delivery. The mechanisms underlying aortic adaptation in normal pregnancy remain largely unknown but ...
Ujházy E - - 2004
The aim of the present study was to test the hypothesis that the natural antioxidant melatonin (MEL) and the synthetic antioxidant stobadine (STO) could reduce the incidence of maternal and embryofoetal toxicity in rats due to intrauterine hypoxia. Chronic hypoxia was induced pharmacologically by the administration of the anticonvulsant phenytoin ...
Pearson D - - 2004
It is uncertain whether bone is routinely mobilised during pregnancy to provide calcium for the fetus and whether this is of a magnitude to cause osteoporosis. We have made sequential measurements of lumbar spine and hip bone mineral density (BMD) in 60 normal women before conception and then during the ...
Huffman L J - - 2004
Evidence suggests that pregnant animals are more sensitive than nonpregnant animals to the systemic administration of endotoxin. Studies were undertaken to assess whether an enhanced sensitivity of the pulmonary system to aerosolized endotoxin might exist during pregnancy. Pregnant Sprague-Dawley female rats (17 d of gestation) or age-matched virgin female rats ...
Vorderstrasse Beth A - - 2004
Many ligands for the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) are considered endocrine disruptors and carcinogens, and assessment of adverse health effects in humans exposed to such chemicals has often focused on malignancies, including breast cancer. Mammary tissue contains the AhR, and inappropriate activation of the AhR during fetal development causes defects ...
Fleck J - - 2004
Malonic acidaemia is an inborn error of metabolism that accumulates malonate, a competitive succinate dehydrogenase (SDH; EC 1.3.99.1) inhibitor. The present study investigated the behavioural effects of unilateral intrastriatal administration of malonate (0.6, 1.8 or 6 micromol) in adult male Wistar rats (n=10-13). Low doses of malonate (1.8 micromol) decreased ...
Master Stephen R - - 2004
The developmental preparation of the mammary gland for milk production that occurs during pregnancy is followed by an equally dramatic process of involution as the gland returns to its prepregnancy state. Two detailed, microarray-based surveys reported in this issue extend our understanding of the nature and timing of molecular and ...
Arnould J P Y - - 2003
The period of maternal dependence is a time during which mammalian infants must optimise both their growth and the development of behavioural skills in order to successfully meet the demands of independent living. The rate and duration of maternal provisioning, post-weaning food availability and climatic conditions are all factors likely ...
Okazaki Yoshimasa - - 2003
The potential for neurotoxicity after a single oral dose of four halogenated aniline derivatives--4-bromoaniline (4-BA), 4-chloroaniline (4-CA), 4- fluoroaniline (4-FA) and 4-iodoaniline (4-IA)--was given to rats was investigated at or near the lethal dosage level. Hindlimb paralysis was found in the 4-BA, 4-CA and 4-FA groups on clinical observation, with ...
Monte Maria J - - 2003
MOCP (maternal obstructive cholestasis during pregnancy) induces a reversible impairment in bile formation in young rats born to these mothers. The aim of the present study was to gain information on the effects of MOCP on the maturation of pathways involved in protein secretion into bile in young (4-week-old) rats. ...
Schulze K J - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To determine the extent and causes of iodine deficiency among women during pregnancy and lactation in the southeastern plains of Nepal. DESIGN, SETTING AND SUBJECTS: Urinary iodine (UI) was assessed as an indicator of iodine status in spot urine samples of women participating in a field trial in three ...
Kritikou Ekaterini A - - 2003
STAT3 is the key mediator of apoptosis in mammary gland. We demonstrate here that LIF is the physiological activator of STAT3, because in involuting mammary glands of Lif(-/-) mice, pSTAT3 is absent and the STAT3 target, C/EBPdelta, is not upregulated. Similar to Stat3 knockouts, Lif(-/-) mammary glands exhibit delayed involution, ...
Augustine R A - - 2003
Prolactin receptor (PRL-R) expression in the brain is increased in lactating rats compared with non-pregnant animals. The aim of the present study was to determine the time-course of changes in PRL-R mRNA levels during pregnancy and/or lactation, and to determine relative levels of the two forms (short and/or long form) ...
Gentry P Robinan - - 2003
In recent years efforts have increased to develop a framework for assessing differences, both pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic, between children and adults for purposes of assessing risk of adverse effects following chemical exposure. The specific goal of this study was to demonstrate an approach for using PBPK modeling to compare maternal ...
Rocha Milagros - - 2003
Pregnancy is characterized by an increase in food intake that, in turn, produce a positive energy balance in order to face the considerable metabolic demands associated with the challenge of reproduction. Since hypothalamus is a key brain region involved in many peripheral signals and neuronal pathways that control energy homeostasis ...
Wood G M - - 2003
The objective of this study was to use field data collected by dairy herd improvement programs to estimate genetic parameters for concentrations of milk urea nitrogen (MUN). Edited data were 36,074 test-day records of MUN and yields of milk, fat, and protein obtained from 6102 cows in Holstein herds in ...
Picciano Mary Frances - - 2003
Nutritional needs are increased during pregnancy and lactation for support of fetal and infant growth and development along with alterations in maternal tissues and metabolism. Total nutrient needs are not necessarily the sum of those accumulated in maternal tissues, products of pregnancy and lactation and those attributable to the maintenance ...
Kulcu R - - 2003
The purpose of this study was to determine serum Cu, Zn, Mn, K, and Mg levels before and during pregnancy and during the lactation period of sheep and cattle and to determine the relationships between periods. For this purpose, blood samples of 14 healthy, pregnant Brown Swiss cows fed under ...
Manton W I - - 2003
Concentrations and isotope ratios of lead in blood, urine, 24-h duplicate diets, and hand wipes were measured for 12 women from the second trimester of pregnancy until at least 8 months after delivery. Six bottle fed and six breast fed their infants. One bottle feeder fell pregnant for a second ...
Reed W - - 2003
The incidence of pregnancy-associated breast cancer, i.e. during pregnancy and lactation, and of pregnancy subsequent to a breast-cancer diagnosis will increase as more women choose childbearing at a later age. Few larger series are published on pregnancy-associated breast cancer. In a population-based study, we evaluated the outcome and prognostic factors ...
Prentice Ann - - 2003
The fluxes of the primary bone-forming minerals, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and zinc, across the placenta and through breast milk place considerable demands on maternal mineral economy. Increases in food consumption, elevated gastrointestinal absorption, decreased mineral excretion and mobilization of tissue stores are several possible biological strategies for meeting these extra ...
Lonstein J S - - 2003
In many mammals, hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and parturition produce neurochemical events that are necessary for the transition from a non-maternal state to a maternal state that occurs when infants are born. However, the nature of these events is mostly unknown. We investigated whether changes in dopamine (DA) and serotonin ...
Heikkinen Tuija - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The aim of this prospective clinical trial was to investigate the pharmacokinetics of fluoxetine and its active metabolite, norfluoxetine, during pregnancy, delivery, and lactation in mothers and their infants. METHODS: Eleven mothers taking fluoxetine and their infants were enrolled in the study. A control group of 10 women who ...
Seagroves Tiffany N - - 2003
During pregnancy the mammary epithelium and its supporting vasculature rapidly expand to prepare for lactation, resulting in dramatic changes in the micro-environment. In order to investigate the role of oxygenation and metabolism in these processes, the oxygen-responsive component of the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) 1 complex, HIF1alpha, was deleted in the ...
Conneely Orla M - - 2003
The steroid hormone, progesterone (P), is a central coordinator of all aspects of female reproductive activity and plays a key role in pregnancy-associated mammary gland morphogenesis and mammary tumorigenesis. The effects of P on the mammary gland are mediated by two structurally and functionally distinct nuclear receptors PR-A and PR-B ...
Banapurmath Shobha - - 2003
The present study was conducted to evaluate whether mothers with babies less than 6 weeks of age can be helped to initiate or establish lactation in outpatient department. One thousand mothers with babies less than 6 weeks of age who completed 10 days of follow-up in outpatient have been analyzed. ...
Fraser Anna B - - 2003
The impact of lactation on maternal weight after delivery remains unclear. To address this question, we performed a systematic review of the literature. We searched PubMed, POPLINE, EMBASE, and LILACS computerized databases for relevant articles and classified the evidence using the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force rating system. We found ...
Grossman M - - 2003
Objectives of this study are to describe the biological basis for multiphasic milk production and to propose a new empirical model for the lactation curve. To illustrate this model, we used data on 3573 first-lactation Holsteins having lactations of various lengths (285, 345, 405, 465, and 525 d) and with ...
Paton Lynda M - - 2003
BACKGROUND: The long-term effects of pregnancy and lactation on measures of bone mineral in women remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: We studied whether pregnancy or lactation has deleterious long-term effects on bone mineral in healthy women. DESIGN: We measured bone mineral density (BMD; g/cm(2)) in women aged > or = 18 y. ...
Gulson Brian L - - 2003
The skeleton is potential endogenous source of lead during pregnancy and lactation. We have undertaken a longitudinal investigation into the mobilization of lead from the human maternal skeleton to determine whether lead is mobilized from the maternal skeleton during pregnancy and lactation, and if so, when and how much is ...
More Csaba - - 2003
INTRODUCTION: Biochemical markers of bone turnover are reliable indices for measuring changes in bone formation and bone resorption. Due to limitations in the use of bone densitometry during pregnancy biochemical markers of bone turnover provide an excellent alternative to examine the state of the skeleton during this physiologic state. STUDY ...
Brako Emmanuel E - - 2003
Effects of metallothionein (MT) on cadmium absorption and transfer pathways during gestation and lactation in mice were investigated. Female 129/SvJ metallothionein-knockout (MT1,2KO) and metallothionein-normal (MTN) mice received drinking water containing trace amounts of (109)CdCl(2) (0.15 ng Cd/ml; 0.074 micro Ci (109)Cd/ml). (109)Cd and MT in maternal, fetal, and pup tissues ...
Brawley L - - 2003
Human and animal studies have shown that unbalanced maternal nutrition is associated with the development of cardiovascular and metabolic disease in adulthood. In the Southampton maternal low protein model (SMLP), protein deprivation (50%) throughout pregnancy in rats leads to elevated blood pressure in adult offspring. Impaired peripheral arterial function may ...
Naylor Mathew J - - 2003
Prolactin (PRL) is essential for a number of developmental events in the mammary gland. Work with PRL and PRL receptor knockout mice has shown that PRL indirectly regulates ductal side branching during puberty and directly controls lobuloalveolar development and lactogenesis during pregnancy. Anterior pituitary or placental PRL is thought to ...
Sørmo E G - - 2003
Phocid seals have lipid rich milk, which is known to serve as a transfer medium through which persistent organic pollutants (POPs) move from mother to offspring during lactation. However, knowledge on this generational transfer of different POPs and the partitioning of these compounds in maternal and offspring tissues over the ...
Ronca April E - - 2003
Sustaining life beyond Earth on either space stations or other planets will require a clear understanding of how the space environment affects key phases of mammalian reproduction and development. Pregnancy, parturition (birth) and the early development of offspring are complex processes essential for successful reproduction and the proliferation of mammalian ...
Górniak Silvana Lima - - 2003
A perinatal study was performed to verify the toxic effects of Solanum malacoxylon, which contains a glycoside conjugated to Vitamin D(3). In the gestational study, female rats received S. malacoxylon leaves in the diet at 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.5, and 1% from days 6 to 21 of pregnancy. At 21 ...
Friedman Susan Hatters - - 2003
This article is a report on a complicated case of delusional disorder in pregnancy and lactation, and effective multidisciplinary treatment. Few reports in the literature concern delusional disorder in pregnancy, or regard olanzapine's safety in pregnancy and lactation. A gravid woman in her third trimester merited twin diagnoses of delusional ...
Paoletti Anna Maria - - 2003
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether bone resorption markers change during pregnancy and lactation, and how they are correlated with human placental lactogen (hPL) and PRL. SUBJECTS: Young women before pregnancy, during pregnancy and during a 12-month post-delivery period (study group; n = 22); and age- and weight-matched normal cycling women (control ...
Bobadilla Rosa A - - 2003
Peripheral vascular resistance and sensitivity to circulating pressor and vasoconstrictor agents are blunted during pregnancy. This has been mainly attributed to an increased production of endothelium-derived mediators. The objective of this work was to evaluate if pregnancy changes the relative participation of nitric oxide (NO) and prostaglandins (PG) in respect ...
Helland Ingrid B - - 2003
OBJECTIVES: Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA; 22:6 n-3) and arachidonic acid (AA; 20:4 n-6) are important for development of the central nervous system in mammals. There is a growth spurt in the human brain during the last trimester of pregnancy and the first postnatal months, with a large increase in the cerebral ...
Patton Sheila W - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To review studies investigating the following: whether exposing developing infants to antipsychotic medication during pregnancy and lactation is associated with increased risks of teratogenic, neonatal, and long-term neurobehavioural sequelae; whether schizophrenia itself affects pregnancy outcome; and whether the course of schizophrenia symptoms is altered by pregnancy and lactation. METHOD: ...
Kelly Paul A - - 2002
Development and differentiation of the mammary gland occur primarily during pregnancy. Females homozygous (-/-) for the null mutation of the PRL receptor (PRLR) gene are sterile due to a complete failure of blastocysts to implant. In progesterone-treated mice pregnancy is rescued but the mammary gland is severely underdeveloped. Interestingly, females ...
Petrie Linda - - 2002
Maternal malnutrition can lead to fetal abnormalities and increase susceptibility to disease in later life. Rat models have been developed to study the physiology and metabolism underlying this phenomenon. One particular model of 50 % protein restriction during pregnancy, the low-protein diet (LPD) supplemented with methionine, has been developed to ...
Corpas Isabel - - 2002
The effect of lead (Pb) intoxication during pregnancy and lactation on the male reproductive system was studied to evaluate the alterations caused by Pb in the development of pups. The investigations covered the effect of lead on the course of spermatogenesis and the development of the epididymis and reproductive glands. ...
Laine Merja Anneli - - 2002
Clinical studies have shown that oral tissues can be affected by pregnancy. Pregnancy-related changes are most frequent and most marked in gingival tissue. Pregnancy does not cause gingivitis, but may aggravate pre-existing disease. The most marked changes are seen in gingival vasculature. Characteristic of pregnancy gingivitis is that the gingiva ...
Tran H A - - 2002
Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis is an uncommon condition. It predominantly affects thinly built, primigravid, lactating women. These patients can sustain vertebral fractures with minimal or no trauma, resulting in significant morbidity. The association with hypercalcaemia is rare and typically occurs during the first few months postpartum, while lactating. This condition is, however, ...
Dufour D L - - 2002
The purpose of this article is to compare the energetics of reproduction for human and other primates in order to evaluate the extent to which human reproductive energetics are distinct from other primates and other large-bodied placental mammals. The article also evaluates the energetics of human and primate gestation and ...
Mouihate A - - 2002
The fever response is blunted at near term. As the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) plays a critical role in fever development, we measured its expression in rat hypothalamus during pregnancy and lactation. Western blot analysis revealed a 72-kDa COX-2-immunoreactive band in non-immune-challenged, pregnant rats at day 15 of pregnancy. In contrast, ...
Friis H H Research Department of Human Nutrition, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Frederiksberg, Denmark. - - 2002
Excessive accumulation of fat in women of childbearing age is a concern, since obesity is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Deposition of fat during pregnancy, which is not metabolized during lactation, may contribute. However, the individual effects of age and gravidity on fat accumulation have not been disentangled. ...
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