Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of OLR1 and its alternative splicing isoform Loxin in unexplained recurrent miscarriage (uRM). Methods: Sixty-three women of reproductive age were recruited and were divided into four groups: 18 pregnant and 23 non-pregnant women with uRM, and 12 pregnant and 10 non-pregnant women with physiological pregnancies. Complementary DNA derived from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR to evaluate the expression of OLR1 and Loxin. Oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDLs) were assayed from serum by a commercially available kit. Results: Pregnant uRM women presented with a higher, though not significant, OLR1/Loxin ratio and a higher ox-LDLs serum level (p ≤ 0.05) compared with pregnant control women. OLR1 and Loxin levels were significantly decreased in non-pregnant uRM women compared with the control (OLR1: 0.00018 vs. 0.00043, p ≤ 0.005; Loxin: 0.00018 vs. 0.00060, p ≤ 0.005, respectively). Loxin expression decreased by about two-thirds (p ≤ 0.005) in pregnant women compared with non-pregnant control women. A higher expression of OLR1 in pregnant women compared with non-pregnant women with uRM (p ≤ 0.05) was observed, but no variation in Loxin expression was observed. Conclusions: The results of this study show an association of peripheral OLR1 and Loxin expression levels in uRM women, and they suggest the possible existence of an uncontrolled oxidative stress in these women in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Bruno, V., Rizzacasa, B., Pietropolli, A., Capogna, M., Massoud, R., Ticconi, C., et al. (2017). OLR1 and Loxin Expression in PBMCs of Women with a History of Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage: A Pilot Study. GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS, 21(6), 363-372 [10.1089/gtmb.2016.0331].

OLR1 and Loxin Expression in PBMCs of Women with a History of Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage: A Pilot Study

RIZZACASA, BARBARA;PIETROPOLLI, ADALGISA;MASSOUD, RENATO;TICCONI, CARLO;PICCIONE, EMILIO;CORTESE, CLAUDIO;NOVELLI, GIUSEPPE;AMATI, FRANCESCA
2017-06

Abstract

Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of OLR1 and its alternative splicing isoform Loxin in unexplained recurrent miscarriage (uRM). Methods: Sixty-three women of reproductive age were recruited and were divided into four groups: 18 pregnant and 23 non-pregnant women with uRM, and 12 pregnant and 10 non-pregnant women with physiological pregnancies. Complementary DNA derived from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) was analyzed by quantitative real-time PCR to evaluate the expression of OLR1 and Loxin. Oxidized low-density lipoproteins (ox-LDLs) were assayed from serum by a commercially available kit. Results: Pregnant uRM women presented with a higher, though not significant, OLR1/Loxin ratio and a higher ox-LDLs serum level (p ≤ 0.05) compared with pregnant control women. OLR1 and Loxin levels were significantly decreased in non-pregnant uRM women compared with the control (OLR1: 0.00018 vs. 0.00043, p ≤ 0.005; Loxin: 0.00018 vs. 0.00060, p ≤ 0.005, respectively). Loxin expression decreased by about two-thirds (p ≤ 0.005) in pregnant women compared with non-pregnant control women. A higher expression of OLR1 in pregnant women compared with non-pregnant women with uRM (p ≤ 0.05) was observed, but no variation in Loxin expression was observed. Conclusions: The results of this study show an association of peripheral OLR1 and Loxin expression levels in uRM women, and they suggest the possible existence of an uncontrolled oxidative stress in these women in the first trimester of pregnancy.
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Settore MED/03 - Genetica Medica
Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia
Settore MED/46 - Scienze Tecniche di Medicina di Laboratorio
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LOX-1; Loxin; OLR1; oxidative stress; recurrent miscarriage
Bruno, V., Rizzacasa, B., Pietropolli, A., Capogna, M., Massoud, R., Ticconi, C., et al. (2017). OLR1 and Loxin Expression in PBMCs of Women with a History of Unexplained Recurrent Miscarriage: A Pilot Study. GENETIC TESTING AND MOLECULAR BIOMARKERS, 21(6), 363-372 [10.1089/gtmb.2016.0331].
Bruno, V; Rizzacasa, B; Pietropolli, A; Capogna, M; Massoud, R; Ticconi, C; Piccione, E; Cortese, C; Novelli, G; Amati, F
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