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Peripartum Hypothalmus-Pituitary-Adrenal axis plasticity and its prevention by high-fat diet intake : Focus on the adrenal gland

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Perani, Clara Valentina
Date of publication of this fulltext: 06 Jun 2014 09:32

Abstract (English)

For its primary role in the maintenance of body homeostasis, the maternal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis profoundly adapts during pregnancy and lactation. Through basic and human research, several peripartum changes in HPA axis–associated hormonal levels as well as alterations in brain and pituitary morphology and physiology have been already identified. Intriguingly, human and ...


Translation of the abstract (German)

Während der Schwangerschaft und Laktation durchläuft das maternale Hypothalamus-Hypophysen –Nebennieren System (HPA, A für adrenal: engl. Nebenniere) tiefgreifende Veränderungen, um die Aufrechterhaltung der Homöostase des Körpers weiterhin gewährleisten zu können. Durch Grundlagen- sowie medizinische Forschung konnten bereits viele peripartum assoziierte Veränderungen sowohl des ...


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