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The Placenta and Human Developmental Programming

The Placenta and Human Developmental Programming

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Developmental programming is a rapidly advancing discipline of great importance to basic scientists and health professionals alike. This text integrates, for the first time, contributions from world experts to explore the role of the placenta in developmental programming. The book considers the materno-fetal supply line, and how perturbations of placental development impact on its functional capacity. Chapters examine ways in which environmental, immunological and vascular insults regulate expression of conventional and imprinted genes, along with their impact on placental shape and size, transport, metabolism and endocrine function. Research in animal models is integrated with human clinical and epidemiological data, and questions for future research are identified. Transcripts of discussions between the authors allow readers to engage with controversial issues. Essential reading for researchers in placental biology and developmental programming, as well as specialists and trainees in the wider field of reproductive medicine.

Author: Graham J. Burton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 03/01/2011
Pages: 246
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.63lbs
Size: 9.70h x 7.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780521199452

Review Citation(s):
Reference and Research Bk News 06/01/2011 pg. 228

About the Author
Burton, Graham J.: - Graham J. Burton is Professor of Reproductive Biology and Director of the Centre for Trophoblast Research, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.Barker, David J. P.: - David J. P. Barker is Director of the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre (University of Southampton), Southampton General Hospital, UK.Moffett, Ashley: - Ashley Moffett is Professor of Reproductive Immunology at the University of Cambridge and Director of Studies in Medicine at King's College, Cambridge, UK.
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