The Molecular Basis for the Link Between Maternal Health and the Origin of Fetal Congenital Abnormalities: An Overview of Association with Oxidative Stress

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Bashir M. Matata, Maqsood M. Elahi
Bentham Science Publishers, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 128 pages
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This e-book discusses the molecular relationship between biological systems and risk factors for in-utero oxidative insults, maternal health and the impact on fetus at different critical developmental time windows (prenatal or even postnatal). Plausibly, prenatal and early postnatal periods are the most critical "windows" to oxidative stress programming insults. Pro-oxidative stress is a common feature of many conditions associated with adverse fetal growth and/or preterm birth, such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes, smoking, malnutrition or excessive nutrition, infection or inflammation. Oxidative stress insults may be directly linked to or associated with many genetic, nutritional and environmental risk factors that contribute to risks of adverse fetal growth or preterm birth. This e-book should be a valuable reference for medical researchers and working professionals interested in congenital defects.

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08 CHAPTER 1 Elahi and Matata Jun 2011
09 CHAPTER 2Dupont et al R1
10 CHAPTER 3_Rev_final
11 CHAPTER 4 Nagai R1
12 CHAPTER 5 Elahi and Matata June 2011
13 CHAPTER 6 Aly Rev
14 CHAPTER 7 Mohn et al
15 CHAPTER 8 Gonzalez et al Corrected Proof _May 24 11_
16 CHAPTER_9_Simeoni_et_al1
17 Index Matata et al Book

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