hrp0084p2-272 | Diabetes | ESPE2015

Circulating GLP-1 in Infants Born Small-for-Gestational-Age: Breast-Feeding Vs Formula-Feeding

Diaz Marta , Bassols Judit , Sebastiani Giorgia , Lopez-Bermejo Abel , Ibanez Lourdes , de Zegher Francis

Background: Prenatal growth restraint associates with risk for later diabetes particularly if such restraint is followed by postnatal formula-feeding (FOF) rather than breast-feeding (BRF). Circulating incretins can influence the neonatal programming of hypothalamic setpoints for appetite and energy expenditure, and are thus candidate mediators of the long-term effects exerted by early nutrition.Objective, hypotheses and method: We have tested this conce...

hrp0084p2-386 | Fat | ESPE2015

The Sequence of Prenatal Growth Restraint and Postnatal Catch-Up Growth Leads to a Thicker Intima Media and More Pre-Peritoneal and Hepatic Fat by Age 3-6 Years

Sebastiani Giorgia , Diaz Marta , Bassols Judit , Lopez-Bermejo Abel , De Zegher Francis , Ibanez Lourdes

Background: Infants born small-for-gestational age (SGA) who develop postnatal weight catch-up are at risk for insulin resistance, central adiposity and cardiovascular disease in later life, even in the absence of overweight.Objective and hypotheses: In young (age 3–6 years) non-obese SGA children, we assessed arterial health by intima-media thickness (IMT) and abdominal fat distribution (subcutaneous, visceral, pre-peritoneal and hepatic components...

hrp0092t1 | Top 20 Poster | ESPE2019

Circulating miR-451a: A Biomarker to Guide Diagnosis and Treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescent Girls

Díaz Marta , Bassols Judit , López-Bermejo Abel , de Zegher Francis , Ibáñez Lourdes

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent disorder in adolescent girls, commonly driven by hepato-visceral fat excess, usually presenting with hirsutism and menstrual irregularity, and often followed by subfertility and type 2 diabetes.We studied the miRNA profile of adolescent girls with PCOS, and the effects of randomized treatment with an oral contraceptive (OC) or with spironolactone-pioglitazone-metformin (SPIOMET, aiming at loss of hepato-vis...

hrp0082p1-d1-143 | Growth | ESPE2014

Mitochondrial DNA in Placenta: Associations with Fetal Growth and Superoxide Dismutase Activity

Diaz Marta , Aragones Gemma , Sanchez-Infantes David , Bassols Judit , De Zegher Francis , Lopez-Bermejo Abel , Ibanez Lourdes

Background: Prenatal growth restraint associates with increased oxidative stress – as judged by mitochondrial dysfunction – in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia or diabetes, but it is uncertain whether this is also the case in uncomplicated pregnancies.Objective and hypotheses: To assess the link between fetal growth restraint and placental mitochondrial dysfunction, as reflected by changes in mitochondrial DNA content and superoxide dism...

hrp0089rfc7.4 | Fetal, Neonatal Endocrinology and Metabolism | ESPE2018

Expression of MIR-576-5p in Umbilical Cord as a Novel Biomarker for the Identification of Catch-up Growth in Small-For-Gestational-Age Infants

Bassols Judit , Mas-Pares Berta , Bonmati Alexandra , Xargay-Torrent Silvia , Carreras-Badosa Gemma , Lizarraga-Mollinedo Esther , Martinez-Calcerrada Jose-Maria , de Zegher Francis , Ibanez Lourdes , Lopez-Bermejo Abel

Background: Early catch-up growth, between birth and age two years, in infants born small-for-gestational-age (SGA) is a risk factor for the development of cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood. The basis and mechanisms underpinning catch-up growth in SGA newborns are unknown.Objectives: We aimed to investigate the catch-up predictive ability of cord blood miRNAs in SGA infants.Methods: MicroRNA PCR Human Panels were used to study ...

hrp0089p1-p098 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P1 | ESPE2018

Placental Fatty Acid Profile, DNA Methylation and Adverse Metabolic Outcomes in the Offspring at School Age

Bassols Judit , Xargay-Torrent Silvia , Mas-Pares Berta , Lizarraga-Mollinedo Esther , Prats-Puig Anna , Bonmati Alexandra , Martinez-Calcerrada Jose-Maria , Zegher Francis de , Ibanez Lourdes , Lopez-Bermejo Abel

Background: The placenta plays a key role in regulating fatty acid (FA) transport from maternal to fetal circulation. An unfavourable FA profile in the placenta, reflecting an inadequate nutritional status during pregnancy, may cause changes in placental DNA methylation and negatively affect fetal growth and metabolic health of the offspring.Objectives: We aimed to study the association of an unfavourable placental FA profile with placental DNA methylati...

hrp0086fc14.5 | Growth : Mechanisms | ESPE2016

Preferential Transmission of the Paternal C Allele of the rs9373409 Polymorphism in plagl1 Gene as a Regulator of Fetal Growth and Maternal Metabolism

Prats-Puig Anna , Carreras-Badosa Gemma , Diaz-Roldan Ferran , Petry Clive J , Maldonado-Moreno Clara , de Zegher Francis , Bassols Judit , Ibanez Lourdes , Dunger David B , Lopez-Bermejo Abel

Background: The phenotypic effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) may depend on their parental origin. PLAGL1 is an imprinted gene expressed from the paternal allele in placenta that is associated with fetal growth, transient neonatal diabetes mellitus and postnatal growth disorders. The mechanisms whereby PLAG1 regulates fetal growth are, however, unknown.Objective and hypotheses: To study if the preferential paternal transm...

hrp0086rfc10.2 | Perinatal Endocrinology | ESPE2016

Dysregulation of Placental Mirna in Maternal Obesity is Associated with Pre-and Post-Natal Growth

Bassols Judit , Carreras-Badosa Gemma , Bonmati Alexandra , Ortega Francisco-Jose , Mercader Josep-Maria , Prats-Puig Anna , deZegher Francis , Ibanez Lourdes , Fernandez-Real Jose-Manuel , Lopez-Bermejo Abel

Background: Human placenta exhibits a specific miRNA expression pattern. Some of these miRNAs are dysregulated in pregnancy disorders like preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), and are potential biomarkers for these pathologies. No studies have been performed in maternal obesity.Objective and hypotheses: (1) Define the placental miRNA profile in pregnant women with: a) pre-pregnancy (preOB) or gestational obesity (gestOB), b) gestation...

hrp0086rfc10.8 | Perinatal Endocrinology | ESPE2016

Gestational Diabetes is Associated with Changes in Placental Microbiota and Microbiome

Bassols Judit , Serino Matteo , Carreras-Badosa Gemma , Burcelin Remy , Blasco-Baque Vincent , Prats-Puig Anna , de Zegher Francis , Ibanez Lourdes , Fernandez-Real Jose-Manuel , Lopez-Bermejo Abel

Background: The human microbiota has emerged as an unexpected modulator of the immune system. The placenta, long thought to be sterile, harbors a unique microbiome and variations in their composition could be related to prevent pregnancy disorders.Objective and hypotheses: To profile the placental microbiota (microorganisms) and microbiome (collection of microbial genomes in an environment) in women with gestational diabetes (GDM) and study their relatio...

hrp0082fc8.4 | Fat Metabolism | ESPE2014

CREB-Regulated Transcription Coactivator 3: a New Adipokine Related to Childhood Obesity

Prats-Puig Anna , Soriano-Rodriguez Pilar , Oliveras Gloria , Blancafort Adriana , Diaz-Roldan Ferran , Carreras-Badosa Gemma , de Zegher Francis , Ibanez Lourdes , Bassols Judit , Puig Teresa , Lopez-Bermejo Abel

Background: CREB-regulated transcription coactivator 3 (CRTC3) is found in adipocytes where it may promote obesity through disruption of catecholamine signaling. CRTC3 knockout mice are resistant to diet-induced obesity.Objective and Hypotheses: The goals of the present study were i) to assess whether CRTC3 is a soluble protein secreted by adipose tissue ii) to explore whether CRTC3 is detectable and quantifiable in the circulation, and iii) to ...