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Developmental and Fetal Origins of Differences in Monozygotic Twins - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128200476, 9780128203071

Developmental and Fetal Origins of Differences in Monozygotic Twins

1st Edition

From Genetics to Environmental Factors

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Editors: Alexandra Matias Isaac Blickstein
Paperback ISBN: 9780128200476
eBook ISBN: 9780128203071
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th May 2020
Page Count: 386
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Description

Developmental and Fetal Origins of Differences in Monozygotic Twins: From Genetics to Environmental Factors examines the major causes of discordance in monozygotic twins, from genetic, to environmental influences, including discussions on the genetic, epigenetic, fetal and environmental factors. Twin differences discussed include malformations, deformations and disruptions secondary to inequitable division of the early embryo, chromosome and single gene mosaicism, Nonrandom X chromosome inactivation, mitochondrial heteroplasmy, epigenetic variation, and variable and inequitable blood supply, among other influences. Differences in hemoglobin levels, placentation and amniotic fluid are also examined, while full color images illustrate discordant anomalies and twin differences throughout.

Key Features

  • Examines the major causes of discordance in monozygotic twins and their relevance for future studies and clinical management
  • Discusses NIPT in MZ twins, twin imaging during fetal development, blood tests and forensic analysis
  • Features contributions from international experts in twin genetics and developmental biology

Readership

Human geneticists; human genomicists; translational researchers in genomic medicine, pediatrics, fetal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive biology, epidemiology, public health, bioinformatics, and endocrinology; life science researchers; oncologists; obstetricians; pediatricians; immunologists; bioengineers; developmental biologists

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

ALEXANDRA MATIAS

2. Biology of monozygotic twinning

ISAAC BLICKSTEIN

3. Mechanisms of discordance in

monozygotic twins: why and when?

ALEXANDRA MATIAS, SARA SILVA AND

ISAAC BLICKSTEIN

of discordance 62

Conclusion 73

References 73

Further reading 76

4. Monozygotic twins in history:

enlightenment by mythology and

ethnography

GIOVANNI CORSELLO AND ALEXANDRA MATIAS

5. Genetics and epigenetics differences in

monozygotic twins: the vision of the

geneticist

TESSA HOMFRAY

6. Heterokaryotypic monozygotic twins

LIESBETH LEWI, ISABEL COUCK AND JAN DEPREST

7. Differences in placentation in

monochorionic twin pregnancies

SUZANNE F. DE VILLIERS, LISANNE TOLLENAAR

8. Differences in growth: selective

intrauterine growth restriction in

monochorionic twins

MAR BENNASAR AND EDUARD GRATACO´ S

9. Hemoglobin differences at birth in

monochorionic twins

LIANNE VERBEEK AND ENRICO LOPRIORE

10. Differences in amniotic fluid in MZ

twins

RENATO AUGUSTO MOREIRA DE SA´ , PAULO ROBERTO

NASSAR DE CARVALHO AND LUI´SA MOREIRA DE A ´ VILA

11. Twin-reversed arterial perfusion

sequence: different identical twins

LIESBETH LEWI, ISABEL COUCK AND JAN DEPREST

12. Major discordant anomalies in

monozygotic twins: management and

outcome

DANIELA CASATI, STEFANO FAIOLA AND

MARIANO LANNA

13. Congenital heart disease in

monozygotic twins

MANON GIJTENBEEK AND MONIQUE HAAK

14. Spotting the differences in the

first trimester of pregnancy in MZ twins:

the issue of aneuploidies and TTTS

screening

ALEXANDRA MATIAS, MIGUEL PEREIRA MACEDO AND

NUNO MONTENEGRO

15. Noninvasive prenatal screening in

twin pregnancies

SAMANTHA LEONARD AND KIMBERLY MARTIN

16. A new way to look at multiples: the

power of image

HERON WERNER JR, JORGE LOPES AND

MIGUEL PEREIRA MACEDO

17. Differences in monozygotic twins: the

implications of diet and intestinal

microbioma

CARLOS CARDOSO, CLA´ UDIA AFONSO AND

NARCISA M. BANDARRA

18. Differences in development in

monozygotic twins

NANCY L. SEGAL, JOSEPH L. NEDELEC AND

VANESSA A. COSTELLO-HARRIS

19. Monozygotic twins: a personal as

well as a criminal and jurisdictional

approach

MAFALDA GAGLIARDINI GRAC¸ A

20. Monozygotic twin differences in

perceived age

MIKAEL THINGGAARD AND KAARE CHRISTENSEN

21. The environmental differences

between twins in utero and their

importance for downstream development: a

need for standardized monitoring in

obstetric research

JEFFREY M. CRAIG, EMMA K. SUTTON AND

SHAYESTEH JAHANFAR

22. Future perspectives

ISAAC BLICKSTEIN

Details

No. of pages:
386
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
15th May 2020
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128200476
eBook ISBN:
9780128203071

About the Editors

Alexandra Matias

Dr. Alexandra Matias is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Porto Medical School, and Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Specialist in Fetal Medicine at University Hospital of S. João Porto, Portugal. Dr. Matias completed her PhD in Medicine at the University of Porto with the thesis "Venous return in the evaluation of fetal heart function,” and also completed a Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Fellowship at the Pharmakologisches Institute in Heidelberg, Germany. She currently advises 6 doctorate and 12 master's degrees in Medicine, and served as the PhD jury president at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona. Dr. Matias has published widely in such peer reviewed journals as Twin Research and Human Genetics, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Journal of Perinatal Medicine, the Journal of Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, and the European Journal of Pharmacology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Porto Medical school) and Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology (S. Joao hospital)

Isaac Blickstein

Isaac Blickstein is Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Affiliated with the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, affiliated with the Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

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