Glucose as a fetal nutrient: dynamic regulation of several glucose transporter genes by DNA methylation in the human placenta across gestation.


The human placenta ensures proper fetal development through the regulation of nutrient and gas transfer from the mother to the fetus and the removal of waste products from the fetal circulation. Glucose is one of the major nutrients for the growing fetus. Its transport across the placenta to the fetus is mediated by a family of facilitative transporter… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2012.06.006