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Series: Nestlé Nutrition Institute Workshop Series
Volume: 81
Published: 19 June 2015
10.1159/000365799
EISBN: 978-3-318-02769-3
... Health Epidemiology Reference Group, we explored nutritional and reproductive health-related maternal risk factors associated with SGA and preterm outcomes in LMICs, including short maternal stature, young/advanced maternal age, low/high parity, and short birth interval. In this chapter, we highlight our...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 22
Published: 30 July 2012
10.1159/000326625
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9337-3
... Abstract Puberty is characterized by a series a hormonal events leading to the attainment of adult reproductive capacity. Clinical manifestations of the pubertal processes include breast development, pubic hair development, menarche and regular menstrual bleedings. Abnormal pubertal development...
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Series: Yearbook of Pediatric Endocrinology
Published: 14 September 2011
10.1159/000330947
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9860-6
... The biology and endocrinology of reproduction is a wide field and lively research area attracting considerable attention as the implications concern our everyday life. More than 1,000 papers published in the last year were found under the search terms used of which 26 were selected...
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Series: Yearbook of Pediatric Endocrinology
Published: 13 September 2010
10.1159/000320656
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9602-2
... Reproductive endocrinology is a wide field encompassing areas such as germ stem cell biology, assisted reproduction technologies, reproductive behavior, gonadal physiology, puberty, endocrine pharmacology, and many other topics of great interest for pediatric endocrinologists. This years...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 19
Published: 17 June 2010
10.1159/000316895
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9451-6
... Abstract The discovery of leptin has clearly demonstrated a relationship between body fat and the neuroendocrine axis since leptin influences appetite and the reproductive axis. Since adipose tissue is a primary source of leptin, adipose tissue is no longer considered as simply a depot to store...
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Series: Developments in Biologicals
Volume: 132
Published: 08 August 2008
10.1159/000317157
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9596-4
... Abstract Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a major pathogen of swine worldwide and causes considerable economic loss. The main target of infection is the porcine alveolar macrophage (PAM). Infection of PAMs by PRRSV causes significant changes in their function...
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Series: Developments in Biologicals
Volume: 132
Published: 08 August 2008
10.1159/000317166
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9596-4
... Abstract Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), an arterivirus, is the etiologic agent of an infectious disease of that name, characterized by respiratory disorders, abortion in pregnant sows and high mortality in piglets, resulting in significant economic losses...
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Series: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume: 36
Published: 16 June 2008
10.1159/000137676
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8523-1
... Abstract Menopause and reproductive senescence can be more fully understood by examining these phenomenawhere they occur in nonhuman mammals, as well as humans, and especially by comparisons among primates.In addition to concerns about human health and welfare, successful programs for wildlife...
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Series: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume: 36
Published: 16 June 2008
10.1159/000137680
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8523-1
... Abstract We here examine interindividual variability in reproductive aging in free-ranging female rhesusmacaques (Macaca mulatta). Our study site, Raccoon Key, is an island, about 81 hectares in area, situatedin the Gulf of Mexico. Our data were collected from 1992 to 1998; the last 7 years...
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Series: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume: 36
Published: 16 June 2008
10.1159/000137686
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8523-1
... Abstract Data from four Asian colobine populations, wild (Ramnagar) and provisioned (Jodhpur) Hanuman langurs,wild Phayre’s leaf monkeys (Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary), and captive silvered langurs (WildlifeConservation Society’s Bronx Zoo) were analyzed with respect to reproductive...
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Series: Interdisciplinary Topics in Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume: 36
Published: 16 June 2008
10.1159/000137688
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8523-1
... Abstract Published age-specific fertility rates document a sharp decline in female chimpanzee fertility after age 35years. However, in contrast to data on human females, little else is known regarding reproductive aging inchimpanzees. We documented age-related changes in estrous cycling...