Fetal exposure to excess glucocorticoid is unlikely to explain the effects of periconceptional undernutrition in sheep.

@article{Jaquiery2006FetalET,
  title={Fetal exposure to excess glucocorticoid is unlikely to explain the effects of periconceptional undernutrition in sheep.},
  author={Anne L. Jaquiery and Mark Hope Oliver and Frank H Bloomfield and Kristin L. Connor and John R. G. Challis and Jane E Harding},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={572 Pt 1},
  pages={109-18}
}
Periconceptional undernutrition alters fetal growth, metabolism and endocrinology in late gestation. The underlying mechanisms remain uncertain, but fetal exposure to excess maternal glucocorticoids has been hypothesized. We investigated the effects of periconceptional undernutrition on maternal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function and placental 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11betaHSD2) activity. Ewes received maintenance feed (N, n= 20) or decreased feed from -60 to +30… CONTINUE READING

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