Leptin is a signal of fetal adiposity in pregnant ewes fed at or above maintenance energy requirements

Muhlhausler, B. S. and Roberts, C. T. and McFarlane, J. R. and Kauter, K. G. and McMillen, I. C. (2002) Leptin is a signal of fetal adiposity in pregnant ewes fed at or above maintenance energy requirements. In: 49th Annual Meeting Society for Gynecologic Investigation , 20-23 Mar 2002, Los Angeles, CA. United States.

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Abstract

In adults, circulating leptin concentrations are dependent on body fat content and on current nutritional status. However, the relationships among maternal nutrient intake, fetal adiposity, and circulating leptin concentrations before birth are unknown. We investigated the effects of an increase in nutrient intake in the pregnant ewe on fetal adiposity and plasma leptin concentrations during late gestation.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Poster)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Electronic version not held.
Depositing User: Ms Debbie White
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 02:01
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013 01:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: leptin; fetal adiposity
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 06 Biological Sciences > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
03 Chemical Sciences > 0304 Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry > 030406 Proteins and Peptides
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070206 Animal Reproduction
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9344

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