Abundance of leptin mRNA in fetal adipose tissue is related to fetal body weight.

@article{Bernard1999AbundanceOL,
  title={Abundance of leptin mRNA in fetal adipose tissue is related to fetal body weight.},
  author={Steve J Bernard and Isaac Yuen and C. D. McMillen and Michael E Symonds and Phil C Owens},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={1999},
  volume={163 1},
  pages={R1-4}
}
Leptin mRNA was measured in adipose tissue of fetal sheep by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR). Abundance of leptin mRNA relative to b-actin mRNA in fetal perirenal adipose tissue increased (P<0.02) with gestation, being higher at 144 d (0.73 +/- 0. 10, n=5) than at 90-91 d (0.40 +/- 0.08, n=6) or 125 d (0.40 +/- 0. 04, n=5) gestation (term approximately 147- 150 d). There was a positive relationship between relative abundance of leptin mRNA (y) and fetal body weight (x… CONTINUE READING