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Effect of bisphenol-A (BPA) on placental biomarkers for inflammation, neurodevelopment and oxidative stress.

J Perinat Med 2019 Sep;47(7):741-749

Department of Foundations of Medicine, NYU-Long Island School of Medicine, Mineola, NY, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2019-0045DOI Listing
September 2019

Exploring Inflammatory Mediators in Fetal and Maternal Compartments During Human Parturition.

Obstet Gynecol 2019 Sep 10. Epub 2019 Sep 10.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Perinatal Research Division, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas; and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003470DOI Listing
September 2019

Amnion membrane organ-on-chip: an innovative approach to study cellular interactions.

FASEB J 2019 Aug 4;33(8):8945-8960. Epub 2019 Jun 4.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1096/fj.201900020RRDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6662977PMC
August 2019

Oxidative Stress Induced Downregulation of Glycogen Synthase kinase 3β (GSK3β) in Fetal Membranes Promotes Cellular Senescence.

Biol Reprod 2019 Jul 11. Epub 2019 Jul 11.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioz119DOI Listing
July 2019

Initiation of human parturition: signaling from senescent fetal tissues via extracellular vesicle mediated paracrine mechanism.

Authors:
Ramkumar Menon

Obstet Gynecol Sci 2019 Jul 28;62(4):199-211. Epub 2019 Jun 28.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5468/ogs.2019.62.4.199DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6629986PMC
July 2019

High-mobility group box 1 at the time of parturition in women with gestational diabetes mellitus.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2019 Jul 28:e13175. Epub 2019 Jul 28.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.13175DOI Listing
July 2019

Dexamethasone induces primary amnion epithelial cell senescence through telomere-P21 associated pathway†.

Biol Reprod 2019 Jun;100(6):1605-1616

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioz048DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6561861PMC
June 2019

Cre-Reporter Mouse Model to Determine Exosome Communication and Function during Pregnancy.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019 Jun 14. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2019.06.010DOI Listing
June 2019

Cervix Stromal Cells and the Progesterone Receptor A Isoform Mediate Effects of Progesterone for Prepartum Remodeling.

Reprod Sci 2019 05 17;26(5):690-696. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

1 Longo Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1933719118820462DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6728580PMC
May 2019

Fetal membrane architecture, aging and inflammation in pregnancy and parturition.

Placenta 2019 Apr 10;79:40-45. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2018.11.003DOI Listing
April 2019

Research to achieve a reduction in the global rate of preterm birth needs attention: Preface to the special issue by the preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC).

Placenta 2019 Apr 9;79:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2019.01.008DOI Listing
April 2019

History of the establishment of the Preterm Birth international collaborative (PREBIC).

Placenta 2019 Apr 26;79:3-20. Epub 2019 Mar 26.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Perinatal Research Division, University of Texas Medical Branch MRB 11.138, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX, 7755-1062, USA. Electronic address:

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April 2019

The influence of the vaginal microbiota on preterm birth: A systematic review and recommendations for a minimum dataset for future research.

Placenta 2019 Apr 8;79:30-39. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Perinatal Research, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2019.03.011DOI Listing
April 2019

Circulating Exosomal miRNA Profile During Term and Preterm Birth Pregnancies: A Longitudinal Study.

Endocrinology 2019 Feb;160(2):249-275

Exosome Biology Laboratory, Centre for Clinical Diagnostics, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2018-00836DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6394761PMC
February 2019

Association between periodontal disease and preterm prelabour rupture of membranes.

J Clin Periodontol 2019 Feb 3;46(2):189-196. Epub 2019 Feb 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Charles University, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.13067DOI Listing
February 2019

Pro- and anti-inflammatory effects of sulforaphane on placental cytokine production.

J Reprod Immunol 2019 Feb 29;131:44-49. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Biomedical Research, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, United States; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2018.12.003DOI Listing
February 2019

Fetal Membrane Organ-On-Chip: An Innovative Approach to Study Cellular Interactions.

Reprod Sci 2019 Feb 21:1933719119828084. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

1 Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1933719119828084DOI Listing
February 2019

Exosomes Cause Preterm Birth in Mice: Evidence for Paracrine Signaling in Pregnancy.

Sci Rep 2019 Jan 24;9(1):608. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-37002-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6345869PMC
January 2019

Systematic review of p38 mitogen-activated kinase and its functional role in reproductive tissues.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2018 12 4;80(6):e13047. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.13047DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6261682PMC
December 2018

Vitamin D and corticotropin-releasing hormone in term and preterm birth: potential contributions to preterm labor and birth outcome.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2018 Nov 7;31(21):2911-2917. Epub 2017 Aug 7.

e Department of Research , American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists , Washington , DC , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2017.1359534DOI Listing
November 2018

Oxidative stress-induced TGF-beta/TAB1-mediated p38MAPK activation in human amnion epithelial cells.

Biol Reprod 2018 11;99(5):1100-1112

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biolre/ioy135DOI Listing
November 2018

Amnion epithelial cell-derived exosomes induce inflammatory changes in uterine cells.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 11 21;219(5):478.e1-478.e21. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2018.08.021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6239974PMC
November 2018

Effects of tributyltin on placental cytokine production.

J Perinat Med 2018 Oct;46(8):867-875

Department of Biomedical Research, NYU Winthrop Hospital, 101 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2017-0336DOI Listing
October 2018

Regulation of p38 mitogen-activated kinase-mediated fetal membrane senescence by statins.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2018 10 17;80(4):e12999. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.12999DOI Listing
October 2018

Glycogen synthase kinase (GSK) 3 in pregnancy and parturition: a systematic review of literature.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2018 Oct 2:1-221. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

a Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology , Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research , the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston , Galveston , Texas , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2018.1531843DOI Listing
October 2018

Proliferative, Migratory, and Transition Properties Reveal Metastate of Human Amnion Cells.

Am J Pathol 2018 09 6;188(9):2004-2015. Epub 2018 Jul 6.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2018.05.019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6119821PMC
September 2018

Pigment epithelial-derived factor in human fetal membranes.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2018 Aug 20;31(15):2058-2065. Epub 2017 Jun 20.

a Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston , Galveston , TX , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14767058.2017.1335707DOI Listing
August 2018

Effect of Tetrabromobisphenol A on expression of biomarkers for inflammation and neurodevelopment by the placenta.

Placenta 2018 08 20;68:33-39. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Biomedical Research, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2018.06.306DOI Listing
August 2018

Methylation differences reveal heterogeneity in preterm pathophysiology: results from bipartite network analyses.

J Perinat Med 2018 Jul;46(5):509-521

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal-Medicine Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch, MRB 11.138, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555,USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2017-0126DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5971156PMC
July 2018

Proteomics Method to Identification of Protein Profiles in Exosomes.

Methods Mol Biol 2018 ;1710:139-153

Exosome Biology Laboratory, Centre for Clinical Diagnostics, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, The University of Queensland, Bldg. 71/918, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7498-6_11DOI Listing
July 2018

Oxidative stress induces p38MAPK-dependent senescence in the feto-maternal interface cells.

Placenta 2018 07 17;67:15-23. Epub 2018 May 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2018.05.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6023622PMC
July 2018

Placental exosomes: A proxy to understand pregnancy complications.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2018 05 28;79(5):e12788. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.12788DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5908735PMC
May 2018

Amniotic Fluid Exosome Proteomic Profile Exhibits Unique Pathways of Term and Preterm Labor.

Endocrinology 2018 05;159(5):2229-2240

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/en.2018-00073DOI Listing
May 2018

Polybacterial stimulation suggests discrete IL-6/IL-6R signaling in human fetal membranes: Potential implications on IL-6 bioactivity.

J Reprod Immunol 2018 04 2;126:60-68. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2018.02.007DOI Listing
April 2018

A distinct mechanism of senescence activation in amnion epithelial cells by infection, inflammation, and oxidative stress.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2018 03 30;79(3). Epub 2017 Nov 30.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.12790DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5815890PMC
March 2018

Oxidative stress induces senescence and sterile inflammation in murine amniotic cavity.

Placenta 2018 03 2;63:26-31. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2018.01.009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5833301PMC
March 2018

Gestational tissue inflammatory biomarkers at term labor: A systematic review of literature.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2018 02 27;79(2). Epub 2017 Oct 27.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.12776DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5783758PMC
February 2018

Effect of polybrominated diphenyl ether congeners on placental cytokine production.

J Reprod Immunol 2018 02 21;125:72-79. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Department of Biomedical Research, NYU-Winthrop, Mineola, NY, United States; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY, United States. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2017.12.002DOI Listing
February 2018

Placental Exosomes During Gestation: Liquid Biopsies Carrying Signals for the Regulation of Human Parturition.

Curr Pharm Des 2018 ;24(9):974-982

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1381612824666180125164429DOI Listing
January 2018

Discovery and Characterization of Human Amniochorionic Membrane Microfractures.

Am J Pathol 2017 Dec 20;187(12):2821-2830. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.08.019DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5718093PMC
December 2017

Preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes: A disease of the fetal membranes.

Semin Perinatol 2017 11 12;41(7):409-419. Epub 2017 Aug 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, MRB, Room 11.138, Galveston, TX 77555-1062.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.semperi.2017.07.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5659934PMC
November 2017

Outcomes of Congenital Zika Disease Depend on Timing of Infection and Maternal-Fetal Interferon Action.

Cell Rep 2017 Nov;21(6):1588-1599

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA; Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA; Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2017.10.059DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5726784PMC
November 2017

Histological evidence of reparative activity in chorioamniotic membrane following open fetal surgery for myelomeningocele.

Exp Ther Med 2017 Oct 21;14(4):3732-3736. Epub 2017 Aug 21.

Department of Pathology, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, SP 04021-001, Brazil.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.4976DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639275PMC
October 2017

Damage-Associated molecular pattern markers HMGB1 and cell-Free fetal telomere fragments in oxidative-Stressed amnion epithelial cell-Derived exosomes.

J Reprod Immunol 2017 09 24;123:3-11. Epub 2017 Aug 24.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX, 77555, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jri.2017.08.003DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5632595PMC
September 2017

Oxygen tension regulates the miRNA profile and bioactivity of exosomes released from extravillous trophoblast cells - Liquid biopsies for monitoring complications of pregnancy.

PLoS One 2017 28;12(3):e0174514. Epub 2017 Mar 28.

Exosome Biology Laboratory, Centre for Clinical Diagnostics, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5370130PMC
August 2017

Programmed Fetal Membrane Senescence and Exosome-Mediated Signaling: A Mechanism Associated With Timing of Human Parturition.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2017 17;8:196. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2017.00196DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5562683PMC
August 2017

Amnion-Epithelial-Cell-Derived Exosomes Demonstrate Physiologic State of Cell under Oxidative Stress.

PLoS One 2016 22;11(6):e0157614. Epub 2016 Jun 22.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4917104PMC
July 2017

Redefining 3Dimensional placental membrane microarchitecture using multiphoton microscopy and optical clearing.

Placenta 2017 05 30;53:66-75. Epub 2017 Mar 30.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2017.03.017DOI Listing
May 2017

Uterine tissue aging and adverse reproductive outcomes: New concepts, mechanisms, and markers.

Authors:
Ramkumar Menon

Am J Reprod Immunol 2017 05;77(5)

The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/aji.12668
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May 2017

Umbilical cord blood markers of oxidative stress in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2016 20;29(12):1900-10. Epub 2015 Aug 20.

a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine Hradec Kralove , Hradec Kralove , Czech Republic .

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2015.1074997DOI Listing
January 2017

p38 Mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK): a new therapeutic target for reducing the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Expert Opin Ther Targets 2016 Dec 4;20(12):1397-1412. Epub 2016 Aug 4.

b Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology , The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston , Galveston , TX , USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14728222.2016.1216980DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5182513PMC
December 2016

Combinations and loads of bacteria affect the cytokine production by fetal membranes: An in vitro study.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2016 12;76(6):504-511

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aji.12596DOI Listing
December 2016

Downregulation of peroxiredoxin-3 by hydrophobic bile acid induces mitochondrial dysfunction and cellular senescence in human trophoblasts.

Sci Rep 2016 12 13;6:38946. Epub 2016 Dec 13.

Departments of Pathology and Bio-Bank, the International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep38946DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5154184PMC
December 2016

High bisphenol A (BPA) concentration in the maternal, but not fetal, compartment increases the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2016 Nov 24;29(22):3583-9. Epub 2016 Feb 24.

a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston , TX , USA .

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November 2016

A Novel Role for SIRT3 in Regulating Mediators Involved in the Terminal Pathways of Human Labor and Delivery.

Biol Reprod 2016 11 14;95(5):95. Epub 2016 Sep 14.

Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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November 2016

Feto-Maternal Trafficking of Exosomes in Murine Pregnancy Models.

Front Pharmacol 2016 15;7:432. Epub 2016 Nov 15.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX, USA.

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November 2016

Placental telomere shortening in stillbirth: a sign of premature senescence?

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2016 25;29(8):1283-8. Epub 2015 May 25.

b Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Perinatal Research , The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston , Galveston , TX , USA.

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October 2016

Amniotic fluid prostaglandin E2 in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2016 Sep 23;29(18):2915-23. Epub 2015 Nov 23.

a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Faculty of Medicine Hradec Kralove, Charles University in Prague, Hradec Kralove , Czech Republic .

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September 2016

Novel concepts on pregnancy clocks and alarms: redundancy and synergy in human parturition.

Hum Reprod Update 2016 09 30;22(5):535-60. Epub 2016 Jun 30.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Center Boulevard, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27157, USA.

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September 2016

Positive and negative effects of cellular senescence during female reproductive aging and pregnancy.

J Endocrinol 2016 08 20;230(2):R59-76. Epub 2016 Jun 20.

Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA Department of Clinical Medicine and Obstetrics and GynecologyAarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.

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August 2016

Human fetal membranes at term: Dead tissue or signalers of parturition?

Authors:
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Placenta 2016 08 29;44:1-5. Epub 2016 May 29.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, MRB 11-158, Galveston, TX 77555, United States. Electronic address:

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August 2016

A Screen of FDA-Approved Drugs for Inhibitors of Zika Virus Infection.

Cell Host Microbe 2016 Aug 28;20(2):259-70. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX 77555, USA; Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore 169857, Republic of Singapore. Electronic address:

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August 2016

Mitochondrial role in adaptive response to stress conditions in preeclampsia.

Sci Rep 2016 08 30;6:32410. Epub 2016 Aug 30.

Research Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology, Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation, 4, Oparina street, Moscow, 117513, Russia.

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August 2016

Differential senescence in feto-maternal tissues during mouse pregnancy.

Placenta 2016 07 24;43:26-34. Epub 2016 Apr 24.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX 77555-1062, USA. Electronic address:

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July 2016

DNA methylation provides insight into intergenerational risk for preterm birth in African Americans.

Epigenetics 2015 19;10(9):784-92. Epub 2015 Jun 19.

a Genetics and Molecular Biology Program; Emory University ; Atlanta , GA USA.

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June 2016

Intraamniotic Inflammation in Women with Preterm Prelabor Rupture of Membranes.

PLoS One 2015 24;10(7):e0133929. Epub 2015 Jul 24.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine Hradec Kralove, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic; Biomedical Research Center, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

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May 2016

Telomere Fragment Induced Amnion Cell Senescence: A Contributor to Parturition?

PLoS One 2015 23;10(9):e0137188. Epub 2015 Sep 23.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America.

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May 2016

Mechanistic Differences Leading to Infectious and Sterile Inflammation.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2016 May 2;75(5):505-18. Epub 2016 Feb 2.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.

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May 2016

Cervical microbiota in women with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes.

PLoS One 2015 20;10(5):e0126884. Epub 2015 May 20.

Institute of Clinical Biochemistry and Diagnostics, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

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April 2016

Potential Peripartum Markers of Infectious-Inflammatory Complications in Spontaneous Preterm Birth.

Biomed Res Int 2015 18;2015:343501. Epub 2015 May 18.

Institute of Molecular Pathology, Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence, Trebesska 1575, 50001 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

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March 2016

Oxidative stress damage-associated molecular signaling pathways differentiate spontaneous preterm birth and preterm premature rupture of the membranes.

Mol Hum Reprod 2016 Feb 21;22(2):143-57. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd, MRB 11-158, Galveston, TX 77555, USA

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February 2016

Environmental Pollutant Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether, a Flame Retardant, Induces Primary Amnion Cell Senescence.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2015 Nov 17;74(5):398-406. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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November 2015

Regulation of fetal membrane inflammation: a critical step in reducing adverse pregnancy outcome.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Oct;213(4):447-8

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX.

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October 2015

Chorioamniotic membrane senescence: a signal for parturition?

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Sep 27;213(3):359.e1-16. Epub 2015 May 27.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. Electronic address:

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September 2015

Amniotic fluid markers of oxidative stress in pregnancies complicated by preterm prelabor rupture of membranes.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2015 Jul 27;28(11):1250-1259. Epub 2014 Aug 27.

c Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, Comenius University in Bratislava , Bratislava , Slovak Republic.

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July 2015

HMGB1 promotes a p38MAPK associated non-infectious inflammatory response pathway in human fetal membranes.

PLoS One 2014 3;9(12):e113799. Epub 2014 Dec 3.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America.

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July 2015

The Effect of Simvastatin on Infection-Induced Inflammatory Response of Human Fetal Membranes.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2015 Jul 21;74(1):54-61. Epub 2015 Feb 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.

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July 2015

Fetal DNA methylation of autism spectrum disorders candidate genes: association with spontaneous preterm birth.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015 Apr 14;212(4):533.e1-9. Epub 2015 Feb 14.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX. Electronic address:

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April 2015

Does exposure to flame retardants increase the risk for preterm birth?

J Reprod Immunol 2015 Feb 2;107:20-5. Epub 2014 Dec 2.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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February 2015

Microbial load of umbilical cord blood Ureaplasma species and Mycoplasma hominis in preterm prelabor rupture of membranes.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2014 Nov 17;27(16):1627-32. Epub 2014 Feb 17.

Biomedical Research Center, University Hospital Hradec Kralove , Hradec Kralove , Czech Republic .

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November 2014

Oxidative stress damage as a detrimental factor in preterm birth pathology.

Authors:
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Front Immunol 2014 12;5:567. Epub 2014 Nov 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch , Galveston, TX , USA.

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November 2014

Senescence of primary amniotic cells via oxidative DNA damage.

PLoS One 2013 27;8(12):e83416. Epub 2013 Dec 27.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America.

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September 2014

Preterm birth and its long-term effects: methylation to mechanisms.

Biology (Basel) 2014 Aug 21;3(3):498-513. Epub 2014 Aug 21.

Genetics and Molecular Biology Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

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August 2014

Expression of 8-oxoguanine glycosylase in human fetal membranes.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2014 Jul 3;72(1):75-84. Epub 2014 Mar 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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July 2014

Amniotic fluid metabolomic analysis in spontaneous preterm birth.

Reprod Sci 2014 Jun 18;21(6):791-803. Epub 2014 Jan 18.

1Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA.

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June 2014

Multivariate adaptive regression splines analysis to predict biomarkers of spontaneous preterm birth.

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2014 Apr;93(4):382-91

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Perinatal Research, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA; Center for Diseases Control (CDC), Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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April 2014

Biomarker interactions are better predictors of spontaneous preterm birth.

Reprod Sci 2014 Mar 24;21(3):340-50. Epub 2013 Jul 24.

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.

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March 2014

Proteomic biomarkers for spontaneous preterm birth: a systematic review of the literature.

Reprod Sci 2014 Mar 23;21(3):283-95. Epub 2013 Sep 23.

1Biomedical Research Center, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

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March 2014