Longitudinal profiling of human blood transcriptome in healthy and lupus pregnancy.
J Exp Med 2019 May; 216(5):1154-1169
Systemic lupus erythematosus carries an increased risk of pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and fetal adverse outcomes. To identify the underlying molecular mechanisms, we longitudinally profiled the blood transcriptome of 92 lupus patients and 43 healthy women during pregnancy and postpartum and performed multicolor flow cytometry in a subset of them. We also profiled 25 healthy women undergoing assisted reproductive technology to monitor transcriptional changes around embryo implantation. Sustained down-regulation of multiple immune signatures, including interferon and plasma cells, was observed during healthy pregnancy. These changes appeared early after embryo implantation and were mirrored in uncomplicated lupus pregnancies. Patients with preeclampsia displayed early up-regulation of neutrophil signatures that correlated with expansion of immature neutrophils. Lupus pregnancies with fetal complications carried the highest interferon and plasma cell signatures as well as activated CD4
Hong, Seunghee; Banchereau, Romain; Maslow, Bat-Sheva L; Guerra, Marta M; Cardenas, Jacob; Baisch, Jeanine; Branch, D Ware; Porter, T Flint; Sawitzke, Allen; Laskin, Carl A; Buyon, Jill P; Merrill, Joan; Sammaritano, Lisa R; Petri, Michelle; Gatewood, Elizabeth; Cepika, Alma-Martina; Ohouo, Marina; Obermoser, Gerlinde; Anguiano, Esperanza; Kim, Tae Whan; Nulsen, John; Nehar-Belaid, Djamel; Blankenship, Derek; Turner, Jacob; Banchereau, Jacques; Salmon, Jane E; and Pascual, Virginia, "Longitudinal profiling of human blood transcriptome in healthy and lupus pregnancy." (2019). Faculty Research 2019. 111.