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Glucocorticoids and Their Receptor Isoforms: Roles in Female Reproduction, Pregnancy, and Foetal Development

QFC PhD student Sreeparna Bhaumik publishes review paper

This literature review explores and evaulates the current knowledge on how glucocorticoids influence female fertility, reproduction, and foetal development.

Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones produced from the adrenal glands and interact with receptors (like a lock and key mechanism) located in various parts of the reproductive system, potentially altering the systems function and impacting fertility.

When a pregnant woman is exposed to stress, which initiates the secretion of glucocorticoids and if these glucocorticoids are in excess, these effects can be long-lasting and alter the growth and development of the baby.

Read the review below or see the publication online here.

Collaborators: Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland, Metro South Health

Bhaumik review 2023
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