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Ecotoxicol Environ Saf ; 203: 111053, 2020 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32888615

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Vinclozolin is a common dicarboximide fungicide used to protect crops from diseases. It is also an endocrine disruptor and is thought to be related to abnormalities of the reproductive tract. However, its mechanism of inducing abnormalities of the male reproductive tract is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to study the effect of gestational vinclozolin exposure on the development of rat fetal Leydig cells. Female pregnant Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to vinclozolin (0, 25, 50, and 100 mg/kg body weight/day) by gavage from gestational day 14-21. Vinclozolin dose-dependently reduced serum testosterone levels at doses of 50 and 100 mg/kg and the anogenital distance at 100 mg/kg. RNA-seq, qPCR, and Western blotting showed that vinclozolin down-regulated the expression of Nr5a1, Sox9, Lhcgr, Cyp11a1, Hsd3b1, Hsd17b3, Amh, Pdgfa, and Dhh and their encoded proteins. Vinclozolin reduced the number of NR2F2-positive stem Leydig cells at a dose of 100 mg/kg and enhanced autophagy in the testes. In conclusion, vinclozolin disrupts reproductive tract development and testis development in male fetal rats via several pathways.


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Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Fungicidas Industriais/toxicidade , Organogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Oxazóis/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/metabolismo , Células Intersticiais do Testículo/patologia , Masculino , Gravidez , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Testículo/embriologia , Testículo/patologia , Testosterona/sangue
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Environ Health ; 19(1): 90, 2020 08 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32847589

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BACKGROUND: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI) in early life, including pneumonia, bronchitis and bronchiolitis, can lead to decreased lung function, persistent lung damage and increased susceptibility to various respiratory diseases such as asthma. In-utero exposure to particulate matter (PM) during pregnancy may disrupt biological mechanisms that regulate fetal growth, maturation and development. We aimed to estimate the association between intrauterine exposure to PM of size < 2.5 µm in diameter (PM2.5) and incidence of LRTIs during the first year of life. METHODS: A retrospective population-based cohort study in a population of mothers and infants born in Soroka University Medical Center (SUMC) in the years 2004-2012. All infants < 1 year old that were hospitalized due to LRTIs were included. The main exposure assessment was based on a hybrid model incorporating daily satellite-based predictions at 1 km2 spatial resolution. Data from monitoring stations was used for imputation of main exposure and other pollutants. Levels of environmental exposures were assigned to subjects based on their residential addresses and averaged for each trimester. Analysis was conducted by a multivariable generalized estimating equation (GEE) Poisson regression. Data was analyzed separately for the two main ethnic groups in the region, Jewish and Arab-Bedouin. RESULTS: The study cohort included 57,331 deliveries that met the inclusion criteria. Overall, 1871 hospitalizations of infants < 1 year old due to pneumonia or bronchiolitis were documented. In a multivariable analysis, intrauterine exposure to high levels of PM2.5 (> 24 µg/m3) in the first and second trimesters was found to be adversely associated with LRTIs in the Arab-Bedouin population (1st trimester, RR = 1.31, CI 95% 1.08-1.60; 2nd trimester: RR = 1.34, CI 95% 1.09-1.66). CONCLUSION: Intrauterine exposure to high levels of PM2.5 is associated with a higher risk of hospitalizations due to lower respiratory tract infections in Arab-Bedouin infants.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/efeitos adversos , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Material Particulado/efeitos adversos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/epidemiologia , Infecções Respiratórias/epidemiologia , Feminino , Hospitalização , Humanos , Incidência , Lactente , Recém-Nascido , Israel/epidemiologia , Masculino , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Infecções Respiratórias/induzido quimicamente
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Environ Health Prev Med ; 25(1): 38, 2020 Aug 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32770943

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BACKGROUND: Many studies have investigated heavy metal exposure could increase the occurrence of congenital heart defects (CHDs). However, there are limited data regarding the relationship between cobalt exposure and CHD occurrence in offspring. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between cobalt exposure in mothers and the risk of CHDs in offspring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to explore the association between cobalt exposure and occurrence of congenital heart defect (CHD), a case-control study with 490 controls and 399 cases with CHDs in China were developed. The concentrations of cobalt in hair of pregnant woman and fetal placental tissue were measured and processed by a logistic regression analysis to explore the relationship between cobalt exposure and risk of CHDs. RESULTS: The median concentration of hair cobalt in the control and case group was 0.023 ng/mg and 0.033 ng/mg (aOR, 1.837; 95% CI, 1.468-2.299; P < 0.001), respectively. And the median (5-95% range) fetal placental cobalt concentrations were 19.350 ng/g and 42.500 ng/g (aOR, 2.924; 95% CI, 2.211-3.868; P < 0.001) in the control and case groups, respectively. Significant differences in the middle level of cobalt in hair were found in the different CHD subtypes, including septal defects, conotruncal defects, right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, and left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (P < 0.001). Dramatically, different cobalt concentrations in fetal placental tissue were found in all subtypes of cases with CHDs (P < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: The finding suggested that the occurrence of CHDs may be associated with cobalt exposure.


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Cobalto/efeitos adversos , Cabelo/química , Cardiopatias Congênitas/induzido quimicamente , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Placenta/química , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Adolescente , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , China , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Fatores de Risco , Adulto Jovem
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Chemosphere ; 260: 127506, 2020 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32673867

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Ubiquitous exposure to the neonicotinoid insecticide nitenpyram has raised concerns about its potential toxicity. In this study, we explored its health effects on the female offspring of mice that had been exposed during pregnancy. We found that exposure of pregnant mice to nitenpyram resulted in decreased levels of serum triglycerides, total cholesterol, and glucose in female offspring, and additional research uncovered gut microbiota disturbances, accompanied by abnormal fecal metabolic profiles. Based on Pearson correlation analysis, we found that decreased abundance of Lactobacillus may play the most critical role, and changes in gut bacterial purine metabolism, BCAAs metabolism, and the TCA cycle are all closely related to the abundance of Lactobacillus. In summary, these results help explain the observed serum biochemical abnormalities and provide new insights into the intergenerational toxicity of nitenpyram.


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Fezes/química , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Inseticidas/toxicidade , Metaboloma/efeitos dos fármacos , Neonicotinoides/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/microbiologia , Animais , Bactérias , Glicemia/análise , Colesterol/sangue , Fezes/microbiologia , Feminino , Lactobacillus/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/sangue , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Triglicerídeos/sangue
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Environ Health ; 19(1): 82, 2020 07 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32646457

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BACKGROUND: Perinatal mortality increased in contaminated prefectures after the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accidents in Japan in 2011. Elevated counts of surgeries for cryptorchidism and congenital heart malformations were observed throughout Japan from 2012 onward. The thyroid cancer detection rate (2011 to 2016) was associated with the dose-rate at the municipality level in the Fukushima prefecture. Since the birth weight is a simple and objective indicator for gestational development and pregnancy outcome, the question arises whether the annual birth weight distribution was distorted in a dose-rate-dependent manner across Japan after Fukushima. METHODS: The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare provides prefecture-specific annual counts for 26.158 million live births from 1995 to 2018, of which 2.366 million births (9.04%) with weights < 2500 g. Prefecture-specific spatiotemporal trends of the low birth weight proportions were analyzed. Logistic regression allowing for level-shifts from 2012 onward was employed to test whether those level-shifts were proportional to the prefecture-specific dose-rates derived from Cs-137 deposition in the 47 Japanese prefectures. RESULTS: The overall trend of the low birth weight prevalence (LBWp) in Japan discloses a jump in 2012 with a jump odds ratio (OR) 1.020, 95%-confidence interval (1.003,1.037), p-value 0.0246. A logistic regression of LBWp on the additional dose-rate after the FDNPP accidents adjusted for prefecture-specific spatiotemporal base-line trends yields an OR per µSv/h of 1.098 (1.058, 1.139), p-value < 0.0001. Further adjusting the logistic regression for the annual population size and physician density of the prefectures, as well as for the counts of the dead, the missing, and the evacuees due to earthquake and tsunami (as surrogate measures for medical infrastructure and stress) yields an OR per µSv/h of 1.109 (1.032, 1.191), p-value 0.0046. CONCLUSIONS: This study shows increased low birth weight prevalence related to the Cs-137 deposition and the corresponding additional dose-rate in Japan from 2012 onward. Previous evidence suggesting compromised gestational development and pregnancy outcome under elevated environmental ionizing radiation exposure is corroborated.


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Radioisótopos de Césio/efeitos adversos , Acidente Nuclear de Fukushima , Recém-Nascido de Baixo Peso , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/epidemiologia , Exposição à Radiação/efeitos adversos , Feminino , Geografia , Humanos , Recém-Nascido , Japão/epidemiologia , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Prevalência , Análise Espaço-Temporal
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Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol ; 8(8): 703-718, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32707118

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Since reports published in 2015 and 2016 identified 15 probable exposure-outcome associations, there has been an increase in studies in humans of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and a deepened understanding of their effects on human health. In this Series paper, we have reviewed subsequent additions to the literature and identified new exposure-outcome associations with substantial human evidence. Evidence is particularly strong for relations between perfluoroalkyl substances and child and adult obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, gestational diabetes, reduced birthweight, reduced semen quality, polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis, and breast cancer. Evidence also exists for relations between bisphenols and adult diabetes, reduced semen quality, and polycystic ovarian syndrome; phthalates and prematurity, reduced anogenital distance in boys, childhood obesity, and impaired glucose tolerance; organophosphate pesticides and reduced semen quality; and occupational exposure to pesticides and prostate cancer. Greater evidence has accumulated than was previously identified for cognitive deficits and attention-deficit disorder in children following prenatal exposure to bisphenol A, organophosphate pesticides, and polybrominated flame retardants. Although systematic evaluation is needed of the probability and strength of these exposure-outcome relations, the growing evidence supports urgent action to reduce exposure to EDCs.


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Disruptores Endócrinos/efeitos adversos , Exposição Ambiental/efeitos adversos , Nível de Saúde , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Exposição Ocupacional/efeitos adversos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/diagnóstico , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/epidemiologia
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PLoS One ; 15(7): e0236394, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32702712

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BACKGROUND: Maldescended testes or cryptorchidism is a genital birth defect that affects 2-9% of all male new-borns. Over the last 40 years there have been reports of increased prevalence in countries like the US, the UK and the Scandinavian countries. This possible increase has in some studies been linked to a foetal exposure to chemical pollutants. In this matched case-control study, we analysed maternal serum samples in early pregnancy for three different organochlorine compounds, to investigate whether the levels were associated with the risk of cryptorchidism. METHOD: Maternal serum samples taken during the first trimester of pregnancy from 165 cases (boys born with cryptorchidism) and 165 controls, matched for birth year and maternal age, parity and smoking habits during the pregnancy, were retrieved from the Southern Sweden Maternity Biobank. The samples were analysed for 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB-153), dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (p,p'-DDE) and hexachlorobenzene (HCB), using gas chromatography mass spectrometry. Associations between exposure and cryptorchidism were evaluated by conditional logistic regression. RESULTS: We found no statistically significantly associations between exposure to these compounds and cryptorchidism, either when the exposure variables were used as a continuous variable, or when the exposure levels were divided in quartiles. CONCLUSION: We found no evidence of an association between maternal levels of PCB-153, p,p'-DDE or HCB during the pregnancy and the risk of having cryptorchidism in the sons.


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Criptorquidismo/sangue , Poluentes Ambientais/sangue , Hidrocarbonetos Clorados/sangue , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Criptorquidismo/induzido quimicamente , Criptorquidismo/epidemiologia , Criptorquidismo/patologia , Diclorodifenil Dicloroetileno/sangue , Diclorodifenil Dicloroetileno/toxicidade , Poluentes Ambientais/toxicidade , Feminino , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Hexaclorobenzeno/sangue , Hexaclorobenzeno/toxicidade , Humanos , Hidrocarbonetos Clorados/toxicidade , Recém-Nascido , Masculino , Bifenilos Policlorados/sangue , Bifenilos Policlorados/toxicidade , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/sangue , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/epidemiologia , Suécia/epidemiologia
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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A ; 117(32): 19578-19589, 2020 08 11.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32727894

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The CreER/LoxP system is widely accepted to track neural lineages and study gene functions upon tamoxifen (TAM) administration. We have observed that prenatal TAM treatment caused high rates of delayed delivery and fetal mortality. This substance could produce undesired results, leading to data misinterpretation. Here, we report that administration of TAM during early stages of cortical neurogenesis promoted precocious neural differentiation, while it inhibited neural progenitor cell (NPC) proliferation. The TAM-induced inhibition of NPC proliferation led to deficits in cortical neurogenesis, dendritic morphogenesis, synaptic formation, and cortical patterning in neonatal and postnatal offspring. Mechanistically, by employing single-cell RNA-sequencing (scRNA-seq) analysis combined with in vivo and in vitro assays, we show TAM could exert these drastic effects mainly through dysregulating the Wnt-Dmrta2 signaling pathway. In adult mice, administration of TAM significantly attenuated NPC proliferation in both the subventricular zone and the dentate gyrus. This study revealed the cellular and molecular mechanisms for the adverse effects of TAM on corticogenesis, suggesting that care must be taken when using the TAM-induced CreER/LoxP system for neural lineage tracing and genetic manipulation studies in both embryonic and adult brains.


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Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Tamoxifeno/efeitos adversos , Animais , Encéfalo/embriologia , Encéfalo/patologia , Diferenciação Celular , Proliferação de Células , Giro Denteado/efeitos dos fármacos , Giro Denteado/patologia , Feminino , Ventrículos Laterais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ventrículos Laterais/patologia , Camundongos , Células-Tronco Neurais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células-Tronco Neurais/patologia , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , RNA-Seq , Análise de Célula Única , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo , Via de Sinalização Wnt/efeitos dos fármacos
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Toxicology ; 441: 152506, 2020 08.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32512034

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Maternal nicotine exposure during pregnancy and lactation (NIC) is associated with dysfunction of white adipose tissue (WAT). We focused on the NIC-induced WAT angiogenesis and explored its sex and age differences. Pregnant rats were randomly assigned to NIC (1.0 mg/kg nicotine twice per day) or control groups. Distribution and density of blood vessels were observed. Angiogenesis-related genes were tested at 4, 12 and 26 weeks to estimate angiogenic activity. In vitro, nicotine concentration- and time-response experiments (0-50 µM) were conducted in 3T3-L1. Lipid accumulation and angiogenesis-related genes were tested. NIC increased the blood vessels in inguinal subcutaneous WAT (igSWAT) and gonadal WAT (gWAT) of 26-week-aged male and 4-week-aged female offspring. In males, nicotine showed higher angiogenic activity at 26 weeks than at 4 weeks in igSWAT and gWAT. In females, nicotine's angiogenic activity was higher at 4 weeks than 26 weeks in igSWAT and gWAT. In vitro, nicotine promoted adipocyte differentiation, and increased the expression of angiogenesis-related genes in concentration- and time dependent manners. In conclusion, NIC-induced enhancement of angiogenic activity in WAT presented sex and age differences: nicotine showed higher angiogenic activity in adulthood than in childhood of male offspring, but the converse results were observed in female offspring.


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Tecido Adiposo/irrigação sanguínea , Neovascularização Patológica/induzido quimicamente , Nicotina/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Tecido Adiposo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores Etários , Animais , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Gravidez , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Fatores Sexuais
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Toxicol Appl Pharmacol ; 401: 115077, 2020 08 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32479917

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Triclocarban (TCC) is an antimicrobial compound, widely used in personal care products, such as soaps, toothpaste, and shampoo. This agent is incompletely removed by wastewater treatment and represents an environmental contaminant. Studies show that TCC has been associated with some endocrine disruptions. In vitro, TCC demonstrated potent androgen-augmenting activity and aromatase inhibition. In this sense, exposure during critical periods of development (gestation and lactation) could lead to some adverse health outcomes in offspring. Therefore, the present study evaluated if maternal exposure to three different doses of TCC could interfere in the reproductive parameters of male offspring. Pregnant female Wistar rats were separated into four groups: vehicle Control (CTR); TCC 0.3 mg/kg (TCC 0.3); TCC 1.5 mg/kg (TCC 1.5); TCC 3.0 mg/kg (TCC 3.0). Dams were treated daily by oral gavage from gestational day 0 to lactational day 21. The males were evaluated in different timepoint: infancy (PND 21), puberty (PND 50) and adult life (PND 90-120). The histomorphometric analysis of testis and testosterone level were assessed on PND 21, 50, 120; sexual behavior and sperm parameters at adulthood. In the TCC 3.0 group, a decrease in the testis interstitial volume and an increase in testosterone levels were observed on PND 21. Moreover, there was a decrease in the diameter of the seminiferous tubules on PND 50, and a decrease in sexual competency in adulthood. These results suggest that exposure to a human relevant dose of TCC may interfere with reproduction and could have implications for human health.


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Anti-Infecciosos Locais/toxicidade , Carbanilidas/toxicidade , Lactação/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Reprodução/efeitos dos fármacos , Comportamento Sexual Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Fatores Etários , Animais , Feminino , Lactação/fisiologia , Masculino , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/sangue , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Reprodução/fisiologia , Comportamento Sexual Animal/fisiologia , Testículo/efeitos dos fármacos , Testículo/patologia , Testosterona/sangue
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PLoS One ; 15(6): e0234516, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32559253

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The prevalence of metabolic syndrome is increased worldwide. Tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Waterpipe tobacco smoking has become a global trend of tobacco consumption and is as common as cigarette smoking. In this study, the effect of waterpipe tobacco smoke (WTS) on the development of metabolic syndrome in rats was evaluated. Adult Wistar rats were exposed for 19 weeks to either fresh air (control) or WTS for 1 hour daily/ 5 days per week (WTS). Central obesity, systolic blood pressure, lipid profile, glucose hemostasis and levels of leptin and adiponectin were evaluated. The WTS exposure increased body weight, abdominal circumference, systolic blood pressure and fasting glucose compared to control animals (P<0.05), consistent with inducing metabolic syndrome. The retroperitoneal fat, lipid profile and levels of insulin, leptin and adiponectin were not affected by WTS exposure (P>0.05). In conclusion, exposure to WTS has detrimental health effects leading to the development of metabolic syndrome in experimental animals.


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Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Fumar Tabaco/efeitos adversos , Tabaco para Cachimbos de Água/efeitos adversos , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Feminino , Humanos , Síndrome Metabólica/induzido quimicamente , Síndrome Metabólica/fisiopatologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/fisiopatologia , Ratos , Cachimbos de Água
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J Clin Psychiatry ; 81(3)2020 05 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32412703

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OBJECTIVE: Reviews on child outcomes following in utero antidepressant exposure have focused on short-term outcomes. However, several recent individual studies reported on adverse physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric outcomes beyond infancy and early childhood. The objective of this systematic review was to establish the long-term effects of prenatal antidepressant exposure on physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric outcomes in individuals aged 4 years and older. DATA SOURCES: Embase, MEDLINE Ovid, Web of Science, Cochrane Central, and Google Scholar were systematically searched for all relevant articles, written in English and published prior to November 8, 2018, using terms describing antidepressants, pregnancy, and developmental outcomes. STUDY SELECTION: All original research articles on long-term outcomes of prenatal antidepressant exposure were eligible for inclusion. After screening and removal of duplicates, a total of 34 studies were identified. DATA EXTRACTION: Included articles were qualitatively analyzed to determine inconsistency, indirectness, imprecision, and study bias. RESULTS: The identified studies demonstrated statistically significant associations between prenatal antidepressant exposure and a range of physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric outcomes. Yet, the risk of confounding by indication was high. When controlling for confounders, 5 studies investigating physical outcomes (asthma, cancer, body mass index [BMI], epilepsy) found no association except conflicting outcomes for BMI. Eighteen studies examining neurodevelopmental outcomes (cognition, behavior, IQ, motor development, speech, language, and scholastic outcomes) found no consistent associations with antidepressant exposure after taking confounders into account. Eleven studies investigated psychiatric outcomes. After adjusting for confounders, prenatal antidepressant exposure was associated with affective disorders but not with childhood psychiatric outcomes (eg, autism spectrum disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). CONCLUSIONS: Reported associations between in utero exposure to antidepressants and physical, neurodevelopmental, and psychiatric outcomes, in large part, seem to be driven by the underlying maternal disorder. When limiting confounding by indication, prenatal exposure to antidepressants was significantly associated only with offspring BMI and affective disorders.


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Antidepressivos/efeitos adversos , Desenvolvimento Infantil/efeitos dos fármacos , Transtornos Mentais/induzido quimicamente , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Criança , Pré-Escolar , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/tratamento farmacológico , Complicações na Gravidez/psicologia
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Nanotoxicology ; 14(5): 711-724, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32374645

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Prenatal particle exposure has been shown to increase allergic responses in offspring. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess immunomodulatory properties, but it is unknown whether maternal exposure to CNTs interferes with offspring immune development. Here, C57Bl/6J female mice were intratracheally instilled with 67 of µg multiwalled CNTs on the day prior to mating. After weaning, tolerance and allergy responses were assessed in the offspring. Offspring of CNT-exposed (CNT offspring) and of sham-exposed dams (CTRL offspring) were intranasally exposed to ovalbumin (OVA) once weekly for 5 weeks to induce airway mucosal tolerance. Subsequent OVA sensitization and aerosol inhalation caused low or no OVA-specific IgE production and no inflammation. However, the CNT offspring presented with significantly lower OVA-specific IgG1 levels than CTRL offspring. In other groups of 5-week-old offspring, low-dose sensitization with OVA and subsequent OVA aerosol inhalation led to significantly lower OVA-specific IgG1 production in CNT compared to CTRL offspring. OVA-specific IgE and airway inflammation were non-significantly reduced in CNT offspring. The immunomodulatory effects of pre-gestational exposure to multiwalled CNTs were unexpected, but very consistent. The observations of suppressed antigen-specific IgG1 production may be of importance for infection or vaccination responses and warrant further investigation.


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Formação de Anticorpos/efeitos dos fármacos , Antígenos/toxicidade , Hipersensibilidade/etiologia , Nanotubos de Carbono/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Animais , Antígenos/química , Feminino , Humanos , Hipersensibilidade/imunologia , Tolerância Imunológica/efeitos dos fármacos , Tolerância Imunológica/imunologia , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Imunoglobulina G/imunologia , Inflamação , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Nanotubos de Carbono/química , Ovalbumina/imunologia , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/imunologia
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Chemosphere ; 256: 127133, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32454355

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Atmospheric fine particulate matter exposure (PM2.5) can increase the incidence and mortality of heart disease, and raise the risk of fetal congenital heart defect, which have recently drawn much attention. In this study, C57BL/6 mice were exposed to PM2.5 (approximately equivalent to 174 µg/m3) by intratracheal instillation during the gestation. After birth, 10 weeks old offspring mice were divided into four groups: male exposed group (ME), female exposed group (FE), male control group (MC), female control group (FC). The pathological injury, pro-inflammatory cytokines, histone acetylation levels, and expressions of GATA-binding protein 4 (GATA4) and downstream genes were investigated. The results showed that exposure to PM2.5 in utero increased pathological damage and TNF-α and IL-6 levels in hearts of offspring mice, and effects in ME were more serious than FE. Notably, GATA4 protein levels in hearts in ME were significantly lower than that of MC, accompanied by down-regulation of histone acetyltransferase (HAT)-p300 and up-regulation of histone deacetylase-SIRT3. As GATA4 downstream genes, ratios of ß-MHC gene expression to α-MHC significantly raised in ME relative to the MC. Results of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP)-qPCR assay found that binding levels of acetylated histone 3 lysine 9 (H3K9ac) in GATA4 promoter region in the hearts of ME or FE were markedly decreased compared with their corresponding control groups. It suggested that maternal exposure to PM2.5 may cause cardiac injury in the offspring, heart damage of male mice was worse than female mice, in which process HAT-p300, H3K9ac, transcription factor GATA4 may play an important regulation role.


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Poluentes Atmosféricos/toxicidade , Fator de Transcrição GATA4/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Histonas/metabolismo , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Acetilação , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Regulação para Baixo , Proteína p300 Associada a E1A/metabolismo , Feminino , Coração/embriologia , Coração/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Histonas/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Caracteres Sexuais , Regulação para Cima
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Toxicol Lett ; 331: 33-41, 2020 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32445661

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This study was intended to demonstrate that prenatal dexamethasone exposure (PDE) can induce low basal activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) in male offspring rats and explore the underlying mechanism. Pregnant rats were subcutaneously administered 0.2 mg/kg/d dexamethasone from gestational day (GD) 9 to GD20. Male GD20 fetuses and postnatal day 85 adult male offspring rats were sacrificed under anesthesia. Hypothalamic cells were from GD20∼postnatal day (PD) 7 fetal male rats, treated with different concentrations of dexamethasone and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) antagonist mifepristone for 5 days. The results suggested that dexamethasone enhanced the expression of hypothalamic L-glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) 67 by activating GR, further stimulating the conversion of glutamate to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and inducing an imbalance in glutamatergic/GABAergic afferents in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN). This imbalance change was maintained postnatally, leading to the inhibition of parvocellular neurons, and mediating the low basal activity of the HPAA in PDE offspring rats, which was manifested by decreased levels of blood adrenocorticotropic hormone and corticosterone as well as reduced expression levels of corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) in the hypothalamus. Programming of a developmental imbalance in glutamatergic/GABAergic afferents in the PVN is a potential mechanism responsible for low basal activity of the HPAA in male PDE rats.


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Dexametasona/toxicidade , Ácido Glutâmico/metabolismo , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/efeitos dos fármacos , Neurônios Aferentes/efeitos dos fármacos , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Paraventricular/efeitos dos fármacos , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Ácido gama-Aminobutírico/metabolismo , Hormônio Adrenocorticotrópico/sangue , Animais , Animais Recém-Nascidos , Arginina Vasopressina/metabolismo , Corticosterona/sangue , Feminino , Desenvolvimento Fetal/efeitos dos fármacos , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/induzido quimicamente , Retardo do Crescimento Fetal/metabolismo , Glutamato Descarboxilase/metabolismo , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/embriologia , Sistema Hipotálamo-Hipofisário/metabolismo , Masculino , Neurônios Aferentes/metabolismo , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Paraventricular/embriologia , Núcleo Hipotalâmico Paraventricular/metabolismo , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/embriologia , Sistema Hipófise-Suprarrenal/metabolismo , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Ratos
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Chemosphere ; 255: 127000, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32417515

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BACKGROUND: Bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure is widespread and early life exposure is associated with metabolic syndrome. While visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) are implicated in the development of metabolic syndrome, the adipose depot-specific effects of prenatal BPA treatment are poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of prenatal BPA exposure on genome-wide gene expression of VAT and SAT depots. METHODS: RNA sequencing was performed on SAT and VAT from 21-month old control and prenatal BPA-treated female sheep. Gene expression and pathway differences between SAT and VAT depots with or without prenatal BPA-treatment and the effect of prenatal BPA treatment on each depot were tested. RESULTS: There were 179 differentially expressed genes (padjusted < 0.05, log2-fold change >2.5) between SAT and VAT. Development and immune response pathways were upregulated in SAT, while metabolic pathways were upregulated in VAT. These adipose depot-specific genes and pathways were consistent with prenatal BPA-treatment. In SAT, BPA-treatment resulted in differential expression of 108 genes (78% upregulated with BPA) and altered pathways (immune response downregulated, RNA processing upregulated). In contrast in VAT, BPA-treatment differentially expressed 4 genes and upregulated chromatin and RNA processing pathways. CONCLUSION: Prenatal BPA-treatment induces adult depot-specific alterations in RNA expression in inflammation, RNA processing, and chromatin pathways, reflecting the diverse roles of SAT and VAT in regulating lipid storage and insulin sensitivity. These adipose tissue transcriptional dysregulations may contribute to the metabolic disorders observed in prenatal BPA-treated female sheep.


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Adiposidade/efeitos dos fármacos , Compostos Benzidrílicos/toxicidade , Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Regulação da Expressão Gênica no Desenvolvimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Gordura Intra-Abdominal/efeitos dos fármacos , Fenóis/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Gordura Subcutânea/efeitos dos fármacos , Adiposidade/genética , Animais , Compostos Benzidrílicos/sangue , Regulação para Baixo , Disruptores Endócrinos/sangue , Feminino , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Inflamação , Gordura Intra-Abdominal/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Gordura Intra-Abdominal/metabolismo , Masculino , Síndrome Metabólica/genética , Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Obesidade/metabolismo , Fenóis/sangue , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/genética , RNA/genética , RNA/metabolismo , Ovinos , Gordura Subcutânea/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Gordura Subcutânea/metabolismo
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Breast Cancer Res ; 22(1): 41, 2020 05 05.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32370801

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BACKGROUND: In utero endocrine disruption is linked to increased risk of breast cancer later in life. Despite numerous studies establishing this linkage, the long-term molecular changes that predispose mammary cells to carcinogenic transformation are unknown. Herein, we investigated how endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) drive changes within the stroma that can contribute to breast cancer susceptibility. METHODS: We utilized bisphenol A (BPA) as a model of estrogenic endocrine disruption to analyze the long-term consequences in the stroma. Deregulated genes were identified by RNA-seq transcriptional profiling of adult primary fibroblasts, isolated from female mice exposed to in utero BPA. Collagen staining, collagen imaging techniques, and permeability assays were used to characterize changes to the extracellular matrix. Finally, gland stiffness tests were performed on exposed and control mammary glands. RESULTS: We identified significant transcriptional deregulation of adult fibroblasts exposed to in utero BPA. Deregulated genes were associated with cancer pathways and specifically extracellular matrix composition. Multiple collagen genes were more highly expressed in the BPA-exposed fibroblasts resulting in increased collagen deposition in the adult mammary gland. This transcriptional reprogramming of BPA-exposed fibroblasts generates a less permeable extracellular matrix and a stiffer mammary gland. These phenotypes were only observed in adult 12-week-old, but not 4-week-old, mice. Additionally, diethylstilbestrol, known to increase breast cancer risk in humans, also increases gland stiffness similar to BPA, while bisphenol S does not. CONCLUSIONS: As breast stiffness, extracellular matrix density, and collagen deposition have been directly linked to breast cancer risk, these data mechanistically connect EDC exposures to molecular alterations associated with increased disease susceptibility. These alterations develop over time and thus contribute to cancer risk in adulthood.


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Disruptores Endócrinos/toxicidade , Matriz Extracelular/patologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/patologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/patologia , Células Estromais/patologia , Animais , Compostos Benzidrílicos/toxicidade , Estrogênios não Esteroides/farmacologia , Matriz Extracelular/efeitos dos fármacos , Matriz Extracelular/imunologia , Feminino , Fibroblastos/imunologia , Fibroblastos/patologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/efeitos dos fármacos , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/imunologia , Glândulas Mamárias Animais/metabolismo , Camundongos , Fenóis/toxicidade , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Células Estromais/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estromais/imunologia , Transcriptoma
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J Clin Psychiatry ; 81(3)2020 05 26.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32459403

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In observational studies, significant associations have often been identified between antidepressant drug prescription during pregnancy, on the one hand, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), on the other. Interpreting these associations is problematic because they are based on analyses that could not adjust for inadequately measured, unmeasured, and unknown confounds. Recent clinical data suggest that a genetic relationship exists between depression and neurodevelopmental disorders. A very recent study identified many genetic loci that were common to depression, ASD, and ADHD. These findings suggest the possibility that depression in a pregnant woman may predispose to neurodevelopmental disorders in offspring through shared genes and not through antidepressant use during pregnancy. Previous studies that significantly associated gestational exposure to antidepressants with adverse pregnancy outcomes could not adjust for genetic factors because they were unknown confounds at the time. Now that common risk loci have been identified, at least some of the unknown (genetic) confounds are no longer unknown; however, unless specifically examined in prospective studies, they will remain as unmeasured confounds that will continue to compromise the interpretation of study results. The possibility of confounding by inadequately measured, unmeasured, and unknown risk factors must therefore be considered before indicting antidepressant use during pregnancy in neurodevelopmental risks. In this context, the importance of genetic factors as unmeasured and unknown confounds must be acknowledged.


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Antidepressivos/efeitos adversos , Transtorno Depressivo/complicações , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/genética , Complicações na Gravidez/tratamento farmacológico , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/genética , Antidepressivos/uso terapêutico , Transtorno do Deficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade/induzido quimicamente , Transtorno do Deficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade/genética , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/induzido quimicamente , Transtorno do Espectro Autista/genética , Transtorno Depressivo/tratamento farmacológico , Transtorno Depressivo/genética , Feminino , Loci Gênicos , Predisposição Genética para Doença/genética , Humanos , Transtornos do Neurodesenvolvimento/induzido quimicamente , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/psicologia , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente
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Nanotoxicology ; 14(5): 696-710, 2020 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32301357

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Cerium oxide nanoparticles (CeO2 NPs) are widely used in various commercial applications because of their characteristic properties. People can be easily exposed to CeO2 NPs in real life, but the safety assessment of CeO2 NPs has not been fully investigated. Therefore, in this study, we conducted a combined repeated-dose and reproductive/developmental toxicity screening study (OECD testing guideline 422) to investigate the potential hazards on human health, including reproductive/developmental functions, after repeated daily CeO2 NPs oral gavage administration to both males and females. In addition, tissues from parental animals and their pups were collected to analyze the internal accumulation of cerium. CeO2 NPs were orally administered to Sprague-Dawley rats at doses of 0, 100, 300 and 1000 mg/kg during their pre-mating, mating, gestation and early lactation periods. In the general systemic and reproductive/developmental examinations, no marked toxicities were observed in any in-life and terminal observation parameters in this study. In the biodistribution analysis, cerium was not detected in either parental or pup tissues (blood, liver, lungs and kidneys). Repeated oral exposure of CeO2 NPs did not induce marked toxicities affecting general systemic and reproductive/developmental functions up to the dose level of 1000 mg/kg and the CeO2 NPs were not systemically absorbed in parental animals or their pups. This result could be used in risk assessment for humans, and additional toxicity studies with CeO2 NPs will be necessary considering various physicochemical properties and exposure probabilities of these nanoparticles.


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Cério/toxicidade , Nanopartículas/toxicidade , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Reprodução/efeitos dos fármacos , Administração Oral , Animais , Cério/química , Cério/farmacocinética , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Exposição Materna/efeitos adversos , Nanopartículas/química , Nanopartículas/metabolismo , Tamanho da Partícula , Exposição Paterna/efeitos adversos , Gravidez , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Propriedades de Superfície , Distribuição Tecidual
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Autoimmun Rev ; 19(9): 102525, 2020 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32240856

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Azathioprine (AZA), an oral immunosuppressant, is safe during pregnancy. Some reports suggested different impairments in the offspring of mothers with autoimmune diseases (AI) exposed in utero to AZA. These observations are available from retrospective studies or case reports. However, data with respect to the long-term safety in the antenatally exposed child are still lacking. The aim of this study is to summarize the current knowledge in this field and to focus on the need for a prospective study on this population. We performed a PubMed search using several search terms. The actual data show that although the risk of congenital anomalies in offspring, as well as the infertility risk, are similar to those found in general population, there is a higher incidence of prematurity, of lower weight at birth and an intra-uterine delay of development. There is also an increased risk of materno- fetal infections, especially cytomegalovirus infection. Some authors raise the interrogations about neurocognitive impairment. Even though the adverse outcomes might well be a consequence of maternal illness and disease activity, interest has been raised about a contribution of this drug. However, the interferences between the external agent (in utero exposure to AZA), with the host (child genetic susceptibility, immune system anomalies, emotional status), environment (public health, social context, availability of health care), economic, social, and behavioral conditions, cultural patterns, are complex and represent confounding factors. In conclusion, it is necessary to perform studies on the medium and long-term outcome of children born by mothers with autoimmune diseases, treated with AZA, in order to show the safety of AZA exposure. Only large-scale population studies with long-term follow-up will allow to formally conclude in this field. TAKE HOME MESSAGES.


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Doenças Autoimunes/tratamento farmacológico , Azatioprina/administração & dosagem , Azatioprina/efeitos adversos , Complicações na Gravidez/tratamento farmacológico , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal/induzido quimicamente , Azatioprina/uso terapêutico , Criança , Feminino , Humanos , Imunossupressores/administração & dosagem , Imunossupressores/efeitos adversos , Imunossupressores/uso terapêutico , Gravidez , Estudos Retrospectivos
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