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Vascular placental abnormalities and newborn death in a pregnant diabetic woman with familial partial lipodystrophy type 3: A possible role for peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ
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PMID:  22559930     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor protein gamma (PPARγ), a nuclear receptor involved in adipocyte differentiation, energy homoeostasis and fat storage, can lead, in rare cases of coding mutations, to familial partial lipodystrophy type 3 (FPLD3) with severe insulin resistance. PPARγ is also highly expressed in the syncytiotrophoblast and extravillous cytotrophoblast cells. It has a key role in trophoblast invasion, as shown by studies in vitro, but its precise role during placentation remains to be elucidated, and fetomaternal outcomes of FPLD3 pregnancies also need to be assessed. This report is of a novel missense heterozygous mutation of PPARγ identified during pregnancy in a young diabetic woman who, at 3weeks of amenorrhoea, prematurely delivered a baby who died 24h later. Histopathological analysis revealed important vascular placental abnormalities. The presence of the PPARγ mutation in placental tissues in the absence of fetal malformations and maternal hypertension suggests that FPLP3 pregnancies may be at high-risk, especially if the fetus has inherited the mutation. It also supports a physiological role for PPARγ during placentation.
A L Castell; S Hiéronimus; O Lascols; T Fournier; P Fénichel
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diabetes & metabolism     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-1780     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
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Created Date:  2012-5-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9607599     Medline TA:  Diabetes Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Service d'endocrinologie, diabétologie et reproduction, Inserm U1065, hôpital l'Archet, CHU de Nice, BP 3079, 06202 Nice cedex 3, France.
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