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ey0016.8-18 | Reviews | ESPEYB16

8.18. Developmental programming of the HPA axis and related behaviours: epigenetic mechanisms

S Matthews , P McGowan

To read the full abstract: J Endocrinol. 2019; 242(1):T69–T79.Maternal exposure to glucocorticoid therapy, or stress and anxiety during pregnancy, have been linked to alterations in the exposed offspring in their functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and stress-related behaviours. Moreover, it appears that these effects are maintained across multiple generatio...