Histopathological examination of glucocorticoid signalling pathways in placentae of growth restricted foetuses associated with a stillbirth

Project type/s Basic Science
Project status Planning/Submitted for approvals

Steroid hormones are important factors in fetal growth and development. It is known that small (growth restricted) fetuses change the way they sense steroid hormones, and growth restriction is an important risk factor for stillbirth. This study is looking to find out if there is any difference in the level of the molecules the placenta uses to sense the presence of steroid hormones between growth restricted babies born alive, and those that are stillborn. This may help in understanding why some babies are stillborn.

Team Members

  • Prof Vicki Clifton - Team Role: Principal Investigator
  • Rohan Lourie - Team Role: Principal Investigator