Kiyomi Tsukimori

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The aim of this study is to investigate the placental transport mechanism of cationic compounds by comparison of the uptake of an organic cation into human placental basal membrane vesicles (BLMVs) with that into organic cation transporter 3 (OCT3)-expressing cells. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction analysis demonstrated that OCT3 is the only(More)
To elucidate the role of P-glycoprotein in human placenta, we examined its expression in placenta, and the transcellular transport and uptake of P-glycoprotein substrates in cultured human placental choriocarcinoma epithelial cells (BeWo cells). The uptake of [(3)H]vinblastine and [(3)H]vincristine into BeWo cells was increased in the presence of a(More)
BACKGROUND In eclampsia, it is mandatory to recognize specific cerebrovascular complications before initiation of treatment. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a new technique that differentiates between cerebral infarction and hypertensive encephalopathy with vasogenic edema. CASE A 23-year-old primigravida developed eclampsia at 29(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia have pulmonary hypoplasia resulting in persistent pulmonary hypertension of neonates (PPHN), which is the main contributor to both high mortality and morbidity. The pulmonary artery bed in patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is underdeveloped and is very sensitive to slight(More)
No definitive treatment strategy has been established for patients with an antenatal diagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (AD-CDH). From 1997 to 2003 in this department fetal stabilization (FS) was administered using both morphine and diazepam via the placenta just before delivery of the fetus by cesarean section. In contrast, from 2004 to the present,(More)
Preeclampsia is associated with increased peripheral resistance. This study was performed to determine whether an increase of venous distensibility occurs as well in preeclampsia. We obtained venous distensibility by measuring the venous pressure-volume relation in the forearm with a water-filled plethysmograph. Twenty-one women with normal pregnancy, 12(More)
Angiogenesis is crucial in human development. Extravillous trophoblast (EVT) cells mimic endothelial cells in angiogenesis during endovascular differentiation, inducing a remodeling of spiral arteries that increases blood flow toward the intravillous space. We have previously shown that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) alpha regulates expression of ITGA6 and(More)
We investigated the transport of salicylic acid and L-lactic acid across the placenta using the human trophoblast cell line BeWo. We performed uptake experiments and measured the change in intracellular pH (pH(i)). The uptakes of [(14)C]salicylic acid and L-[(14)C]lactic acid were temperature- and extracellular pH-dependent and saturable at higher(More)
2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), an endocrine disruptor, causes reproductive and developmental toxic effects in pups following maternal exposure in a number of animal models. Our previous studies have demonstrated that TCDD imprints sexual immaturity by suppressing the expression of fetal pituitary gonadotropins, the regulators of gonadal(More)
The characteristics of L-lactic acid transport across the trophoblast basal membrane were investigated and compared with those across the brush-border membrane by using membrane vesicles isolated from human placenta. The uptake of L-[(14)C]lactic acid into basal membrane vesicles was Na(+) independent, and an uphill transport was observed in the presence of(More)