Placental glucose transfer and fetal growth

  title={Placental glucose transfer and fetal growth},
  author={M. Baumann and Sylvie Deborde and N. Illsley},
  • M. Baumann, Sylvie Deborde, N. Illsley
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Endocrine
  • One of the primary regulators of maternofetal glucose transfer is the density of glucose transporter proteins in the placenta. These transporters, members of the GLUT gene family of facilitated-diffusion transporters, are embedded in the microvillous (maternal-facing) and basal (fetal-facing) membranes of the syncytiotrophoblast, the main placental barrier layer. Eight members of this family have been described in human placental tissue, but only GLUT1 protein has been identified in the… CONTINUE READING
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