Publications by authors named "Ramkumar Menon"

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Novel Insights into the Regulatory Role of Nuclear Factor (Erythroid-Derived 2)-Like 2 in Oxidative Stress and Inflammation of Human Fetal Membranes.

Int J Mol Sci 2020 Aug 26;21(17). Epub 2020 Aug 26.

Department of Foundations of Medicine, New York University-Long Island School of Medicine, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijms21176139DOI Listing
August 2020

Interleukin (IL)-6: A Friend or Foe of Pregnancy and Parturition? Evidence From Functional Studies in Fetal Membrane Cells.

Front Physiol 2020 24;11:891. Epub 2020 Jul 24.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00891DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7397758PMC
July 2020

Inflammation, but not infection, induces EMT in human amnion epithelial cells.

Reproduction 2020 10;160(4):627-638

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1530/REP-20-0283DOI Listing
October 2020

Novel pathways of inflammation in human fetal membranes associated with preterm birth and preterm pre-labor rupture of the membranes.

Semin Immunopathol 2020 Aug 12;42(4):431-450. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Perinatal Research Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, MRB 11.138, 301 301 University Blvd, Galveston, TX, 77555-1062, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00281-020-00808-xDOI Listing
August 2020

Stretch, scratch, and stress: Suppressors and supporters of senescence in human fetal membranes.

Placenta 2020 Jul 25;99:27-34. Epub 2020 Jul 25.

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine & Perinatal Research, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX, 77555-1062, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2020.07.013DOI Listing
July 2020

Organ-On-Chip Technology: The Future of Feto-Maternal Interface Research?

Front Physiol 2020 30;11:715. Epub 2020 Jun 30.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2020.00715DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7338764PMC
June 2020

Fetal membrane extracellular vesicle profiling reveals distinct pathways induced by infection and inflammation in vitro.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2020 Sep 18;84(3):e13282. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

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.13282DOI Listing
September 2020

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

Reprod Sci 2020 08;27(8):1562-1569

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s43032-020-00184-9DOI Listing
August 2020

The effects of extracellular matrix rigidity on 3-dimensional cultures of amnion membrane cells.

Placenta 2020 01 6;90:82-89. Epub 2019 Dec 6.

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.placenta.2019.12.008DOI Listing
January 2020

Reversible EMT and MET mediate amnion remodeling during pregnancy and labor.

Sci Signal 2020 02 11;13(618). Epub 2020 Feb 11.

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/scisignal.aay1486DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7092701PMC
February 2020

Circulating Short-Chain Fatty Acids in Preterm Birth: A Pilot Case-Control Study.

Reprod Sci 2020 05 1;27(5):1181-1186. Epub 2020 Jan 1.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University, College Station, 400 Bizzell St, College Station, TX, 77843, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s43032-019-00126-0DOI Listing
May 2020

Fetal Membranes, Not a Mere Appendage of the Placenta, but a Critical Part of the Fetal-Maternal Interface Controlling Parturition.

Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 2020 Mar 18;47(1):147-162. Epub 2019 Dec 18.

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ogc.2019.10.004DOI Listing
March 2020

Chlamydia trachomatis Is Associated With Medically Indicated Preterm Birth and Preeclampsia in Young Pregnant Women.

Sex Transm Dis 2020 04;47(4):246-252

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OLQ.0000000000001134DOI Listing
April 2020

Protein Profile Changes in Circulating Placental Extracellular Vesicles in Term and Preterm Births: A Longitudinal Study.

Endocrinology 2020 04;161(4)

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, Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/endocr/bqaa009DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7102872PMC
April 2020

Evidence for lysosomal biogenesis proteome defect and impaired autophagy in preeclampsia.

Autophagy 2019 Dec 26:1-15. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pathology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15548627.2019.1707494DOI Listing
December 2019

Changes in mediators of pro-cell growth, senescence, and inflammation during murine gestation.

Am J Reprod Immunol 2020 03 12;83(3):e13214. Epub 2020 Jan 12.

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.13214DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7023982PMC
March 2020

Epidemiology and pathogenesis of maternal-fetal transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi and a case for vaccine development against congenital Chagas disease.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis 2020 03 31;1866(3):165591. Epub 2019 Oct 31.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.165591DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6954953PMC
March 2020

Environmental pollutant induced cellular injury is reflected in exosomes from placental explants.

Placenta 2020 01 17;89:42-49. Epub 2019 Oct 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTMB-Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2019.10.008DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7024050PMC
January 2020

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

Obstet Gynecol 2019 10;134(4):765-773

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7067539PMC
October 2019

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

Am J Reprod Immunol 2019 11 28;82(5):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
November 2019

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

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

Oxidative stress-induced downregulation of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta in fetal membranes promotes cellular senescence†.

Biol Reprod 2019 11;101(5):1018-1030

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/ioz119DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7150613PMC
November 2019

Cyclic-recombinase-reporter mouse model to determine exosome communication and function during pregnancy.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019 11 14;221(5):502.e1-502.e12. Epub 2019 Jun 14.

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

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

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

Placenta 2019 04 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

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

Placenta 2019 04 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.placenta.2019.03.008DOI Listing
April 2019

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

FASEB J 2019 08 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

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

Biol Reprod 2019 06;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

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 01 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

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 04 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

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

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

J Reprod Immunol 2019 02 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

Association between periodontal disease and preterm prelabour rupture of membranes.

J Clin Periodontol 2019 02 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

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

Placenta 2019 04 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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7041999PMC
April 2019

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

Endocrinology 2019 02;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

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

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2020 Jun 6;33(11):1946-1957. Epub 2019 Jan 6.

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
June 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7190655PMC
November 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
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6963707PMC
May 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://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jpme.ahead-of-print/jpm-2017
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jpm-2017-0336DOI Listing
October 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

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

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
September 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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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February 2018

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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October 2017

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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December 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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August 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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September 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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November 2017

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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November 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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July 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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August 2018

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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May 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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May 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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August 2017

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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December 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

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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December 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

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

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

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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December 2016

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

Authors:
Ramkumar Menon

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

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

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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July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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January 2017

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

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

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

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