Phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase modulation of trophoblast cell differentiation

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dc.contributor.author Kent, Lindsey N.
dc.contributor.author Konno, Toshihiro
dc.contributor.author Soares, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-10-12T16:53:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-10-12T16:53:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-14
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-213X-10-97
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/878
dc.description.abstract Abstract Background The trophoblast lineage arises as the first differentiation event during embryogenesis. Trophoblast giant cells are one of several end-stage products of trophoblast cell differentiation in rodents. These cells are located at the maternal-fetal interface and are capable of invasive and endocrine functions, which are necessary for successful pregnancy. Rcho-1 trophoblast stem cells can be effectively used as a model for investigating trophoblast cell differentiation. In this report, we evaluated the role of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway in the regulation of trophoblast cell differentiation. Transcript profiles from trophoblast stem cells, differentiated trophoblast cells, and differentiated trophoblast cells following disruption of PI3K signaling were generated and characterized. Results Prominent changes in gene expression accompanied the differentiation of trophoblast stem cells. PI3K modulated the expression of a subset of trophoblast cell differentiation-dependent genes. Among the PI3K-responsive genes were those encoding proteins contributing to the invasive and endocrine phenotypes of trophoblast giant cells. Conclusions Genes have been identified with differential expression patterns associated with trophoblast stem cells and trophoblast cell differentiation; a subset of these genes are regulated by PI3K signaling, including those impacting the differentiated trophoblast giant cell phenotype.
dc.title Phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase modulation of trophoblast cell differentiation
dc.type Journal Article
dc.date.updated 2010-09-23T00:07:01Z
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.language.rfc3066 en
dc.rights.holder Kent et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

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