Endothelial progenitor cells in mothers of low-birthweight infants: a link between defective placental vascularization and increased cardiovascular risk?
AuthorsKing, Thomas F J
Bergin, David A
Kent, Etaoin M
Reeves, Emer P
McElvaney, Noel G
Malone, Fergal D
McDermott, John H
AffiliationDepartment of Endocrinology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland.
Fetal Growth Retardation
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
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CitationEndothelial progenitor cells in mothers of low-birthweight infants: a link between defective placental vascularization and increased cardiovascular risk? 2013, 98 (1):E33-9 J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.
JournalThe Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism
AbstractOffspring birthweight is inversely associated with future maternal cardiovascular mortality, a relationship that has yet to be fully elucidated. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) are thought to play a key role in vasculogenesis, and EPC numbers reflect cardiovascular risk.