Prenatal exposure to maternal depression, neonatal methylation of human glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) and infant cortisol stress responses

Tim F Oberlander, Joanne Weinberg, Michael Papsdorf, Ruth Grunau, Shaila Misri, Angela M Devlin

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Abstract

In animal models, variations in early maternal care are associated with differences in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal(HPA) stress response in the offspring, mediated via changes in the epigenetic regulation of glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene (Nr3c1) expression.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalEpigenetics
Volume3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Oberlander, T. F., Weinberg, J., Papsdorf, M., Grunau, R., Misri, S., & Devlin, A. M. (2008). Prenatal exposure to maternal depression, neonatal methylation of human glucocorticoid receptor gene (NR3C1) and infant cortisol stress responses. Epigenetics, 3(2), 97-106.