Altered placental development in undernourished rats: role of maternal glucocorticoids

January 2011
Proteome Science;2011, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p105
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study on the role of maternal stress-induced glucocorticoids (GCs) in fetal intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and the ensuing risk of adult metabolic syndrome. It also focuses on the placental responses to maternal undernutrition (MUN)-induced maternal stress, which during pregnancy may lead to fetal intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). The results show that MUN dams displayed significantly increased plasma corticosterone levels compared to control dams.


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