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Expressions of tumor necrosis factor-α, its receptor I, II and receptor-associated factor 2 in the porcine corpus luteum during the estrous cycle and early pregnancy.
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PMID:  24057858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We examined the gene and protein levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, its receptors (types I and II, designated TNF-RI and TNF-RII, respectively), TNF receptor-associated factor 2 (TRAF2) and morphological features in the porcine corpus luteum (CL), on Days 13 and 17 (Day 0 = the last day of estrus) of the estrous cycle or of early pregnancy. Gene expression levels of TNF-α, TNF-RI, TNF-RII and TRAF2 were unaffected by the day or reproductive status. TNF-α concentration was significantly higher in the CL on Day 17 of pregnancy than on Day 13 of pregnancy and on day 17 of the estrous cycle. The TNF-RI protein level was significantly higher in the CL on Days 13 and 17 of pregnancy than those of the estrous cycle, significantly increasing on Day 17 compared with those on Day 13 in pregnancy. In relation to TNF-RII protein levels, although there were no change during pregnancy, there was a tendency (P = 0.0524) to up-regulate as pregnancy proceeded. In estrous cycle, TNF-RII protein levels decreased significantly as luteolysis proceeded. TRAF2 protein level was significantly higher in the CL on Days 13 and 17 of pregnancy than during estrous. There were few apoptotic bodies in the CL between Days 13 and 17 of pregnancy than during esrous. There were few apoptotic bodies in the CL between Days 13 and 17 of pregnancy. The number of apoptotic bodies was much greater than the CL on Day 17 of the estrous than those of pregnancy. Thus, the TNF-α and TNF-RI and TNF-RII pathways including the TRAF2 protein, known to control of cell differentiation, tissue renewal and apoptosis, might participate in maintaining the porcine CL during early pregnancy.
Chie Suzuki; Koji Yoshioka; Manabu Yamada; Toru Miyamoto; Noboru Manabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-9-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary research communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-7446     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
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Created Date:  2013-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8100520     Medline TA:  Vet Res Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Pathology and Pathophysiology Research Division, National Institute of Animal Health, Ibaraki, 305-0856, Japan,
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