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Poorly controlled diabetes mellitus alters placental structure, efficiency, and plasticity

Nteeba, J, Varberg, KM, Scott, RL, Simon, M, Iqbal, K, Soares, MJ.  BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. 2020; 8(1):e001243. 

PMID: 32595139 PMCID: PMC7322553


Hypoxia signaling and placental adaptations.

Chakraborty D, Scott RL, Soares MJ. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2018; 1742:167-183. PMID: 29330799


Soares MJ, Varberg KM.  In:  Encyclopedia of Reproduction, Volume 2, M.K. Skinner (Ed.), 2018, Academic Press: Elsevier, New York, pp. 417-423

Hemochorial placentation: development, function, and adaptations.

Soares MJ, Varberg KM, Iqbal K. Biology of Reproduction. 2018; 99(1):196-211. PMID: 29481584; PMCID: PMC6044390

Ex vivo trophoblast-specific genetic manipulation using lentiviral delivery.

Chakraborty D, Muto M, Soares MJ. Bio-protocol. 2017; 7(24).  PMID: 29367940; PMCID: PMC5777579

IFPA meeting 2016 workshop report III: Decidua-trophoblast interactions; trophoblast implantation and invasion; immunology at the maternal-fetal interface; placental inflammation.

Aplin JD, Beristain A, DaSilva-Arnold S, Dunk C, Duzyj C, Golos TG, Kemmerling U, Knöfler M, Mitchell MD, Olson DM, Petroff M, Pollheimer J, Reyes L, Schedin P, Soares MJ, Stencel-Baerenwald J, Thornburg KL, Lash GE. Placenta. 2017; 60 Suppl 1:S15-S19. PMID: 28456431

Hypoxia and placental development.

Soares MJ, Iqbal K, Kozai K. Birth Defects Research. 2017; 109(17):1309-1329. PMID: 29105383; PMCID: PMC5743230

Origin of a rapidly evolving homeostatic control system programming testis function.

Bu P, Yagi S, Shiota K, Alam SMK, Vivian JL, Wolfe MW, Rumi MAK, Chakraborty D, Kubota K, Dhakal P, Soares MJ. Journal of Endocrinology. 2017; 234(2):217-232. PMID: 28576872; PMCID: PMC5529123

Estrogen receptor β deficiency impairs BDNF-5-HT2A signaling in the hippocampus of female brain: A possible mechanism for menopausal depression.

Chhibber A, Woody SK, Karim Rumi MA, Soares MJ, Zhao L. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2017; 82:107-116. PMID: 28544903; PMCID: PMC5523821

Defining the role of estrogen receptor β in the regulation of female fertility.

Rumi MAK, Singh P, Roby KF, Zhao X, Iqbal K, Ratri A, Lei T, Cui W, Borosha S, Dhakal P, Kubota K, Chakraborty D, Vivian JL, Wolfe MW, Soares MJ. Endocrinology. 2017; 58(7):2330-2343. PMID: 28520870; PMCID: PMC5505218

Disruption of estrogen receptor alpha in rats results in faster initiation of compensatory regeneration despite higher liver injury after carbon tetrachloride treatment.

McGreal SR, Rumi K, Soares MJ, Woolbright BL, Jaeschke H, Apte U. International Journal of Toxicology. 2017; 36(3):199-206. PMID: 28481132; PMCID: PMC5535772

Single-step PCR-based genetic sex determination of rat tissues and cells.

Dhakal P, Soares MJ. BioTechniques. 2017; 62(5):232-233. PMID: 28528577; PMCID: PMC5831150

Natural killer-cell deficiency alters placental development in rats.

Renaud SJ, Scott RL, Chakraborty D, Rumi MA, Soares MJ. Biology of Reproduction. 2017; 96(1):145-158. PMID: 28395334

HIF-KDM3A-MMP12 regulatory circuit ensures trophoblast plasticity and placental adaptations to hypoxia.

Chakraborty D, Cui W, Rosario GX, Scott RL, Dhakal P, Renaud SJ, Tachibana M, Rumi MA, Mason CW, Krieg AJ, Soares MJ. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016; 113(46):E7212-E7221. PMID: 27807143; PMCID: PMC5135375

Placental origins of adverse pregnancy outcomes: potential molecular targets: an Executive Workshop Summary of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Ilekis JV, Tsilou E, Fisher S, Abrahams VM, Soares MJ, Cross JC, Zamudio S, Illsley NP, Myatt L, Colvis C, Costantine MM, Haas DM, Sadovsky Y, Weiner C, Rytting E, Bidwell G.

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2016; 215(1 Suppl):S1-S46. PMID: 26972897; PMCID: PMC4925329

Tipping the balance toward trophoblast development.

Soares MJ, Vivian JL. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016; 113(19):5144-6. PMID: 27118838; PMCID: PMC4868416

A prolactin family paralog regulates placental adaptations to a physiological stressor.

Bu P, Alam SM, Dhakal P, Vivian JL, Soares MJ. Biology of Reproduction. 2016; 94(5):107.

PMID: 26985002; PMCID: PMC4939737

CITED2 modulation of trophoblast cell differentiation: insights from global transcriptome analysis.

Imakawa K, Dhakal P, Kubota K, Kusama K, Chakraborty D, Karim Rumi MA, Soares MJ.

Reproduction. 2016; 151(5):509-16. PMID: 26917451; PMCID: PMC4886507

Rethinking progesterone regulation of female reproductive cyclicity.

Kubota K, Cui W, Dhakal P, Wolfe MW, Rumi MA, Vivian JL, Roby KF, Soares MJ.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2016; 113(15):4212-7. PMID: 27035990; PMCID: PMC4839436

OVO-like 1 regulates progenitor cell fate in human trophoblast development.

Renaud SJ, Chakraborty D, Mason CW, Rumi MA, Vivian JL, Soares MJ.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015; 112(45):E6175-84. PMID: 26504231; PMCID: PMC4653227

Neonatal progesterone programs adult uterine responses to progesterone and susceptibility to uterine dysfunction.

Dhakal P, Rumi MA, Kubota K, Chakraborty D, Chien J, Roby KF, Soares MJ. Endocrinology. 2015; 156(10):3791-803. PMID: 26204463; PMCID: PMC4588825

Dynamic regulation of ap-1 transcriptional complexes directs trophoblast differentiation.

Kubota K, Kent LN, Rumi MA, Roby KF, Soares MJ.  Molecular and Cellular Biology. 2015; 35(18):3163-77.PMID: 26149388; PMCID: PMC4539370

Identification of target genes for a prolactin family paralog in mouse decidua.

Alam SM, Konno T, Soares MJ. Reproduction. 2015; 149(6):625-32. PMID: 25926690; PMCID: PMC4418430

Immune mechanisms at the maternal-fetal interface: perspectives and challenges.

PrabhuDas M, Bonney E, Caron K, Dey S, Erlebacher A, Fazleabas A, Fisher S, Golos T, Matzuk M, McCune JM, Mor G, Schulz L, Soares M, Spencer T, Strominger J, Way SS, Yoshinaga K. Nature Immunology. 2015; 16(4):328-34. PMID: 25789673; PMCID: PMC5070970

Generation of Esr1-knockout rats using zinc finger nuclease-mediated genome editing.

Rumi MA, Dhakal P, Kubota K, Chakraborty D, Lei T, Larson MA, Wolfe MW, Roby KF, Vivian JL, Soares MJ. Endocrinology. 2014; 155(5):1991-9. PMID: 24506075; PMCID: PMC3990838

The FOS transcription factor family differentially controls trophoblast migration and invasion.

Renaud SJ, Kubota K, Rumi MA, Soares MJ. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2014; 289(8):5025-39. PMID: 24379408; PMCID: PMC3931062

Characterization of the adverse effects of nicotine on placental development: in vivo and in vitro studies.

Holloway AC, Salomon A, Soares MJ, Garnier V, Raha S, Sergent F, Nicholson CJ, Feige JJ, Benharouga M, Alfaidy N. American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2014; 306(4):E443-56. PMID: 24368670; PMCID: PMC4865199

Embryo implantation - coordination of maternal and embryonic adaptations.

Soares MJ. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 2014; 58(2-4):71-4. PMID: 25023671; PMCID: PMC4817361

Adaptive mechanisms controlling uterine spiral artery remodeling during the establishment of pregnancy.

Soares MJ, Chakraborty D, Kubota K, Renaud SJ, Rumi MA. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 2014; 58(2-4):247-59. PMID: 25023691; PMCID: PMC4370205