Title: Reduced adaptation of the pancreatic B cells during pregnancy is the major causal factor for gestational diabetes: Current knowledge and metabolic effects on the offspring
Authors: Devlieger, Roland ×
Casteels, Kristina
Van Assche, Frans Andre #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Munksgaard
Series Title: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica vol:87 issue:12 pages:1266-1270
Abstract: This commentary summarizes current knowledge on the pathophysiology of gestational diabetes, focusing on the role of the endocrine pancreas and the -cells, their adaptation in normal pregnancy, and recent insights in the molecular basis for deficient adaptation in diabetes occurring during pregnancy. Additionally, the effects of disturbed maternal glucose metabolism during pregnancy on the glucose metabolism of the offspring are discussed.
ISSN: 0001-6349
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Foetal Medicine Section (-)
Laboratory of Pediatric Immunology
Section Woman - Miscellaneous (-)
Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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