Oxidative Stress Alters the Integrity of Cell-Free mRNA Fragments Associated with Placenta-Derived Syncytiotrophoblast MicroparticlesRusterholz C. · Holzgreve W. · Hahn S.
Laboratory for Prenatal Medicine, Department of Research, University Women’s Hospital, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Do you have an account?
- Rent for 48h to view
- Buy Cloud Access for unlimited viewing via different devices
- Synchronizing in the ReadCube Cloud
- Printing and saving restrictions apply
Rental: USD 8.50
Cloud: USD 20.00
Article / Publication Details
Objectives: Cell-free fetal RNA from placental origin is present in the peripheral blood of pregnant women. Therefore, its qualitative analysis might provide insights into the physiological condition of the placenta. Here, we examine whether oxidative stress affects the integrity of placentally derived mRNA in vitro. Methods: Placental explants were cultured under normal or oxidative conditions, and the levels of placental and syncytiotrophoblast microparticle associated glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase 3′ versus 5′ mRNA fragments were analyzed by real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Result: The relative ratio of 3′ to 5′ mRNA fragments associated with placental microparticles was significantly altered upon culture under oxidative stress. Conclusions: Our data suggest that oxidative stress reduces the levels of full-length, particle-associated glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase mRNA transcripts released by the placenta. Therefore, analysis of the microparticle-coupled mRNA integrity in pregnant women might prove useful to diagnose disorders such as preeclampsia, where placental oxidative stress is involved.
© 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel
Article / Publication Details
Copyright / Drug Dosage / DisclaimerCopyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher or, in the case of photocopying, direct payment of a specified fee to the Copyright Clearance Center.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.