Developmental Programming and the Placenta : Focusing in on Glucocorticoids

@inproceedings{Wyrwoll2017DevelopmentalPA,
  title={Developmental Programming and the Placenta : Focusing in on Glucocorticoids},
  author={Caitlin S. Wyrwoll},
  year={2017}
}
Fetal glucocorticoid exposure is a key mechanism involved in adverse programming outcomes in the adult. Impairment of fetal growth has predominantly been attributed to direct effects of glucocorticoids on the fetus, prematurely shifting tissue development from a proliferative to a more functionally mature state. However, fetal growth is dependent on a… CONTINUE READING