Rodrigo Vega-Sánchez

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Rupture of the fetal membranes during human labor is associated with an inflammatory process localized to the maternal-fetal interface. There is evidence that specific leukocytes subsets are attracted to the choriodecidua, and that after homing they condition a local inflammatory microenvironment, possibly being directly involved in rupture of the(More)
One of the characteristics of the labor process in women is leukocyte recruitment into reproductive tissues. These migrating cells may play a role in the induction of functional and biochemical changes associated with the rupture of fetal membranes during labor. This study was undertaken to assess whether human fetal membranes induce leukocyte chemotaxis(More)
In the present pilot study, we evaluated the effect of maternal adiposity on the plasma concentration of adipocytokines in pregnant women and their newborns. Twenty patients with term gestations without labour were initially selected by pregestational BMI and then classified into two study groups (n 10 each), according to their median value of adiposity(More)
PROBLEM Spontaneous labor at term involves leukocyte recruitment and infiltration into the choriodecidua; yet, characterization of these leukocytes and their immunological mediators is incomplete. The purpose of this study was to characterize the immunophenotype of choriodecidual leukocytes as well as the expression of inflammatory mediators in human(More)
PROBLEM Infection of human fetal membranes elicits secretion of pro-inflammatory modulators through its innate immune capacities. We investigated the effect of lipopolysacharide (LPS) and progesterone (P4) upon expression of TLR-4/MyD88, TNFα, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, and HBD2 on the human amniotic epithelium. METHOD OF STUDY Explants of the human amniotic(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin (IL)-10 is a cytokine with anti-inflammatory properties that plays pivotal roles in immune recognition and maintenance of pregnancy, limiting the harmful effects of pro-inflammatory modulators. The aim of this work was to characterize the contribution of amnion and choriodecidua regions of the human fetal membranes in the production of(More)
BACKGROUND During intrauterine infection, amniochorionic membranes represent a mechanical and immunological barrier against dissemination of infection. Human beta defensins (HBD)-1, HBD-2, and HBD-3 are key elements of innate immunity that represent the first line of defense against different pathogen microorganisms associated with preterm labor. The aim of(More)
BACKGROUND The human labor is an inflammatory process invading leukocytes modulated by gestational tissues. The local increase of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) promotes the permanence of these leukocytes in the coriodecidua. Gestational tissues express ICAM-1, while circulating leukocytes expressing its ligand Mac-1. OBJECTIVE To analyze, first, if the(More)
INTRODUCTION Human labor is considered an inflammatory process modulated by systemic and local leukocytes that infiltrate into the maternal-fetal interface. The putative roles of these leukocytes are currently being studied with gene expression assays. Such assays are normalized by the expression of housekeeping genes. However, expression of housekeeping(More)
Nutrition related problems are increasing worldwide but they have scarcely been evaluated in people with neuromotor disabilities, particularly in developing countries. In this study our aim was to describe the weight-based nutritional diagnoses of children and adolescents with neuromotor disabilities who attended a private rehabilitation center in Mexico(More)