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See detailS100B protein expression in the amnion and amniotic fluid in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia.
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg; Komoto, Yoshiko; Temma-Asano, Kumiko et al

in Molecular Human Reproduction (2006), 12(12), 755-61

Our aim was to investigate the expression of S100B protein in the amnion and to assess the amniotic fluid concentration in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia. Samples were obtained from women who ... [more ▼]

Our aim was to investigate the expression of S100B protein in the amnion and to assess the amniotic fluid concentration in pregnancies complicated by pre-eclampsia. Samples were obtained from women who developed pre-eclampsia (n = 7), pre-eclampsia with intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) (n = 4), normotensive IUGR (n = 7) and gestational hypertension (n = 4) during pregnancy and healthy controls who delivered at term (n = 35). To determine the difference in the expression of S100B in the amnion, we performed immunohistochemistry, western blot analysis and RT-PCR. Using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), we assessed the S100B concentration in amniotic fluid. The S100B mRNA expression in the amnion of pre-eclamptic patients and patients with pre-eclampsia with IUGR was significantly higher than that in the control. The amniotic fluid S100B protein concentration of the pre-eclampsia and normotensive IUGR cases was significantly higher than that of the control. This study shows that amnion could be a source responsible for the increased concentration of S100B in amniotic fluid. In pre-eclampsia, reactive oxygen species (ROS) are generated by oxidative stress. Some pathological conditions that develop during pregnancy and are related to hypoxic stress can affect the elevation of S100B concentration in the amnion. [less ▲]

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See detailMaternal stress markers during pregnancy
Tsubouchi, Hiroaki; Shimoya, Koichiro; Song, Myhion et al

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See detailPost-ischemic hypothermia reduced IL-18 expression and suppressed microglial activation in the immature brain.
Fukui, On; Kinugasa, Yukiko; Fukuda, Aya et al

in Brain Research (2006), 1121(1), 35-45

Inflammation is an important factor for hypoxia-ischemia (HI) brain injury. Interleukin (IL)-18 is a proinflammatory cytokine which may be a contributor to injury in the immature brain after HI. To ... [more ▼]

Inflammation is an important factor for hypoxia-ischemia (HI) brain injury. Interleukin (IL)-18 is a proinflammatory cytokine which may be a contributor to injury in the immature brain after HI. To investigate the effects of post-HI hypothermia on IL-18 in the developing brain, 7-day-old rats were subjected to left carotid artery ligation followed by 8% oxygen for 60 min and divided into a hypothermia group (rectal temperature 32 degrees C for 24 h) and a normothermia group (36 degrees C for 24 h). The IL-18 mRNA was analyzed with real-time RT-PCR, and the protein level was analyzed by Western blot, and the location and source of IL-18 were assessed by immunohistochemistry. The significant increase of the IL-18 mRNA was observed in the ipsilateral hemispheres of the normothermia group at 24 h and 72 h after HI compared with controls, but the level in the ipsilateral hemispheres of the hypothermia group was significantly reduced at both time points, compared with the normothermia group, respectively. The IL-18 protein level in the ipsilateral hemispheres of the normothermia group significantly increased at 72 h after HI compared with controls, however, the protein level of the hypothermia group was significantly decreased, compared with the normothermia group. IL-18-positive cells were observed throughout the entire cortex, corpus callosum (CC) and striatum in the ipsilateral hemispheres of normothermia group at 72 h after HI, however, little positive cells were observed in the hypothermia group. Double labeling immunostaining found that most of the IL-18-positive cells were colocalized with lectin, which is a marker of microglia. The number of ameboid microglia (AM) in the normothermia group was significantly increased in cortex and CC, compared with the number in controls, but there were very few ramified microglia (RM) in these areas. In contrast, the number of AM in the hypothermia group was significantly decreased in cortex and CC, compared with the number in the normothermia group, and there were no significant differences in the number of AM and RM between the hypothermia group and controls. In conclusion, we found that IL-18 mRNA and the protein level were attenuated by post-HI hypothermia and that post-HI hypothermia may decrease microglia activation in the developing brain. [less ▲]

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See detailThe study of S100B protein in patients with pre-eclampsia and IUGR
Komoto, Yoshiko; Shimoya, Koichiro; Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg et al

Poster (2005)

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See detailAssociation between S100B protein levels in the amniotic fluid and preeclampsia
Shimoya, Koichiro; Komoto, Yoshiko; Temma-Asano, Kumiko et al

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See detailOxidative stress which occurs during chorioamnionitis induces production of prostaglandins by uterus
Temma-Asano, Kumiko; Shimoya, Koichiro; Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg et al

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See detailVariation of the Alkaline Phosphataze in the blood during Gestosis
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg

Scientific conference (1994)

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See detailRadiodiagnostic algorithm of the thyroid gland's nodule formation
Tskitishvili, Ekaterine ULg

Scientific conference (1992)

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