Learn More
The role of parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) in fetal calcium homeostasis and placental calcium transport was examined in mice homozygous for the deletion of the PTHrP gene (PTHrP-/- null; NL) compared to PTHrP+/+ (wild-type; WT) and PTHrP+/- (heterozygous; HZ) littermates. Fetal blood ionized calcium was significantly reduced in NL fetuses(More)
Evidence is emerging that the ability of the placenta to supply nutrients to the developing fetus adapts according to fetal demand. To examine this adaptation further, we tested the hypothesis that placental maternofetal transport of calcium adapts according to fetal calcium requirements. We used a mouse model of fetal growth restriction, the(More)
  • 1