Maternal protein-energy malnutrition during early pregnancy in sheep impacts the fetal ornithine cycle to reduce fetal kidney microvascular development

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Dunford, Louise J..; Sinclair, Kevin D..; Kwong, Wing Y..; Sturrock, Craig.; Clifford, Bethan L..; Giles, Tom C..; Gardner, David S..;

This paper identifies a common nutritional pathway relating maternal through to fetal protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) and compromised fetal kidney development. Thirty-one twin-bearing sheep were fed either a control (n=15) or low-protein diet (n=16, 17 vs. 8.7 g crude... View more
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