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|Title:||Moderate exercise attenuates lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation and associated maternal and fetal morbidities in pregnant rats|
|Author:||Kasawara, Karina T.|
Macdonald-Goodfellow, Shannyn K.
Surita, Fernanda G.
Pinto e Silva, Joao L.
Ozolins, Terence R. S.
Graham, Charles H.
|Abstract:||Fetal growth restriction (FGR) and coagulopathies are often associated with aberrant maternal inflammation. Moderate-intensity exercise during pregnancy has been shown to increase utero-placental blood flow and to enhance fetal nutrition as well as fetal and placental growth. Furthermore, exercise is known to reduce inflammation. To evaluate the effect of moderate-intensity exercise on inflammation associated with the development of maternal coagulopathies and FGR, Wistar rats were subjected to an exercise regime before and during pregnancy. To model inflammation-induced FGR, pregnant rats were administered daily intraperitoneal injections of E. coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on gestational days (GD) 13.5-16.5 and sacrificed at GD 17.5. Control rats were injected with saline. Maternal hemostasis was assessed by thromboelastography. Moderate-intensity exercise prevented LPS-mediated increases in white blood cell counts measured on GD 17.5 and improved maternal hemostasis profiles. Importantly, our data reveal that exercise prevented LPS-induced FGR. Moderate-intensity exercise initiated before and maintained during pregnancy may decrease the severity of maternal and perinatal complications associated with abnormal maternal inflammation|
|Editor:||Public Library of Science|
|Appears in Collections:||FCM - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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