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Oxygen concentration regulates expression and uptake of transthyretin, a thyroxine binding protein, in JEG-3 choriocarcinoma cells.
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PMID:  21146209     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Maternal thyroid hormone is provided to the fetus before the onset of fetal thyroid function (at about 16 weeks) and is essential for normal neurologic development. Mechanisms of transport are uncertain but transthyretin (TTR), a thyroxine binding protein produced by the placenta may be involved. Placental oxygen concentrations in early pregnancy are low, about 1% early in the first trimester and rising to 8% over the next 12 weeks. This study investigated the regulation of TTR expression, secretion and uptake in JEG-3 placental cells cultured at different oxygen concentrations. TTR mRNA and protein expression and (125)I-TTR and Alexa-Fluor594-TTR uptake were significantly higher in cells cultured at 1% and 3% O(2), than at 8% O(2). This suggests that increased carrier mediated T(4) transport by placental TTR may be induced by the low oxygen environment of early pregnancy, a time when the fetus has its highest requirement for transport of maternal T(4).
J Patel; K Landers; H Li; R H Mortimer; K Richard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Placenta     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-3102     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006349     Medline TA:  Placenta     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia; Conjoint Endocrine Laboratory, Pathology Queensland and Department of Endocrinology, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia.
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