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Mother's Placenta: connections to Cortisol, Myelin and much more

Discussion in 'Female Quantum Biology' started by Scompy, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Scompy

    Scompy Gold


    "Further, we will describe the placenta's role as both a barrier to maternally-derived bioactive substances critical for normal fetal brain development, such as cortisol, and a source of neuroactive steroids and neurotrophins known to have critical functions in neuronal proliferation, axonal growth, myelination and the regulation of apoptosis. Finally, emerging data supporting the potential utility of novel placental biomarkers in the early prediction of poor neurodevelopmental outcome in infants born both preterm and term will be discussed. These include the assessment of genetic variants (e.g. single nucleotide polymorphisms in placental tissue) and epigenetic biomarkers (e.g. placental microRNAs and placental DNA methylation). With the placenta the key tissue regulating the fetal environment, integration of observed changes in placental function with genetic and epigenetic variations may advance our ability to predict future infant health. Ultimately, this may facilitate targeted allocation of health resources with the aim of improving lifelong neurodevelopmental capability."
    shiran, ValerieBee and ScottishEmma like this.
  2. shiran

    shiran Curious

    Very interesting I'm thinking about fetal developments regarding the mothers environment it blows my mind
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