Plasma leptin concentration in fetal sheep during late gestation: ontogeny and effect of glucocorticoids.

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The ontogeny and developmental control of plasma leptin concentration in the fetus are poorly understood. The present study investigated plasma leptin concentration in chronically catheterized sheep fetuses near term, and in neonatal and adult sheep. The effect of glucocorticoids on plasma leptin in utero was examined by fetal adrenalectomy and exogenous… (More)

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@article{Forhead2002PlasmaLC, title={Plasma leptin concentration in fetal sheep during late gestation: ontogeny and effect of glucocorticoids.}, author={Alison J Forhead and Louise Thomas and Juliet Crabtree and Nigel Hoggard and David S Gardner and Dino A Giussani and Abigail L Fowden}, journal={Endocrinology}, year={2002}, volume={143 4}, pages={1166-73} }