hrp0082fc10.1 | Programming & Early Endocrinology | ESPE2014
, Katugampola Harshini
, Storr Helen
, Dunkel Leo
, Charalambous Marika
Background: Delta-Like Homologue 1 (DLK1) is a gene encoding a transmembrane protein, which may also be secreted into the circulation. DLK1 levels are known to rise in maternal serum during late gestation and our genetic studies in the mouse have shown that this DLK1 arises from the conceptus. However, the cell population that secretes DLK1 into the maternal circulation has not been identified. Since DLK1 has been shown to be differentially expressed in intrauterine growth res...