Intrauterine growth restriction: implications for placental metabolism and transport. A review.

@article{Cetin2009IntrauterineGR,
  title={Intrauterine growth restriction: implications for placental metabolism and transport. A review.},
  author={Irene Cetin and Gioia Alvino},
  journal={Placenta},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 Suppl A},
  pages={S77-82}
}
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) correlates with a specific placental phenotype, associated with defects in placental transport functions, that lead to fetal undernutrition. Both placental metabolism and transport may be affected, thus modifying the normal supply of nutrients. Models to investigate placental function may either couple or separate metabolism and transport. In human pregnancies, nutrient concentrations can be measured at the time of delivery or at cordocentesis in the… CONTINUE READING