Estrogen Stimulates Fetal Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression and Microvascularization

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Investigators showed that estrogen upregulates skeletal muscle VEGF expression and systemic microvessel development within the fetus as an essential programming event critical for ontogenesis of systemic vascular function and insulin sensitivity/glucose homeostasis after birth in primate offspring.
[Journal Of Endocrinology]
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