Upregulation of Fibrinogen-Like 1 Expression Contributes to Reducing the Progression of Preeclampsia

Tsung Lin Cheng, Chung Hwan Chen, Meng Hsing Wu, Chao Han Lai, Ko Hung Lee, Sheng Hsiang Lin, Ai Li Shiau, Chao Liang Wu, Lin Kang

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Fibrinogen-like 1 (FGL1) is involved in liver injury and liver regeneration, but its role in placenta and preeclampsia (PE) remains unclear. We assessed FGL1 expression in serum and placenta from L-NAME-induced PE-like mouse and in women with (n = 38) and without (n = 42) PE. For the mouse study, pregnant C57Bl/6 mouse (n = 6/group) were subcutaneously administered L-NAME with or without FGL1 once daily starting on days 7–14 of pregnancy and were sacrificed on gestational day (GD) 20. Maternal body weight, blood pressure, and urinary protein were assessed during GDs 8–20. The weight and length of the placenta and fetus were assessed. The placental structure was evaluated using hematoxylin staining. In the human study, the sera of the pregnant women during the late trimester were assessed with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs). FGL1 expression in human trophoblast cell lines under L-NAME stimulation was measured using Western blotting and immunofluorescence staining. The detected FGL1 protein levels in serum and placenta were both significantly upregulated in patients and mouse with PE compared with those in the non-PE groups. FGL1 treatment decreased maternal hypertension and proteinuria, decreased fetal weight in mouse with PE, downregulated proinflammatory cytokine (interleukin-1b and interleukin-6) levels, and maintained the balance between antiangiogenic (fms-like tyrosine kinase-1) and proangiogenic (placental growth factor) substances in the placenta. L-NAME-upregulated FGL1 expression was inhibited following overexpression of FoxO3a. In summary, FoxO3a reduction is a potential pathophysiological mechanism leading to upregulated placental FGL1 expression that may play a pivotal role in preventing PE progression.

期刊Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
出版狀態Published - 2021 12月 8

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 發展生物學
  • 細胞生物學


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