Intrauterine events and the programming of adulthood disease: the role of fetal glucocorticoid exposure (Review).

@article{Nyirenda1998IntrauterineEA,
  title={Intrauterine events and the programming of adulthood disease: the role of fetal glucocorticoid exposure (Review).},
  author={Moffat Nyirenda and Jonathan R Seckl},
  journal={International journal of molecular medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={
          607-14
        }
}
  • Moffat Nyirenda, Jonathan R Seckl
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    International journal of…
    1998
  • Biology, Medicine
  • There is increasing epidemiological evidence in humans which associates low birth weight with later cardiovascular and metabolic disorders including hypertension, insulin resistance, hyperlipidaemia and death from ischaemic heart disease. The molecular mechanisms underlying this link are unknown but fetal glucocorticoid exposure may play a role. In adult mammals, glucocorticoid hormones are involved in control of several physiological processes that maintain homeostasis including coordination… CONTINUE READING

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