Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions

Hormones, Intrauterine Health and Programming

Editors: Seckl, Jonathan R., Christen, Yves (Eds.)

  • Provides an accessible and cutting-edge view of this rapidly emerging field
  • Explains epidemiological associations between lower birth weight and a marked increase in the incidence of cardiac, metabolic and neuropsychiatric disorders from childhood to senescence
  • Presents the role of hormones and their links with other maternal environmental mediators in developmental programming
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The authors address in particular the role of hormones and their links with other maternal environmental mediators in developmental programming. The crucial nature of the placenta as an interface and target between maternal and foetal environments is addressed. Emphasis is made on the emerging science of epigenetics as a potential explanation for how environmental events that occur during brief windows of development may exert effects that impact upon somatic cells through many rounds of mitosis for much of the life span of the subsequent organism.

About the authors

Jonathan Seckl is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, Endocrinology Unit, Centre for Cardiovascular Science at Queen's Medical Research Institute.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Glucocorticoids and Fetal Programming; Necessary and Sufficient?

    Seckl, Jonathan R.

    Pages 1-15

  • Developmental Programming and the Placenta: Focusing in on Glucocorticoids

    Wyrwoll, Caitlin S.

    Pages 17-26

  • Glucocorticoids, Programming and the Transmission of Effects Across Generations

    Drake, Amanda J.

    Pages 27-40

  • Maternal Stress and in Utero Programming

    Kenny, Louise C. (et al.)

    Pages 41-55

  • The Role of the Placenta in Fetal Programming

    Challis, John (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

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eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-02590-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hormones, Intrauterine Health and Programming
Editors
  • Jonathan R. Seckl
  • Yves Christen
Series Title
Research and Perspectives in Endocrine Interactions
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02591-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02591-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02590-2
Series ISSN
1861-2253
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 189
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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