Fowden AL, Forhead AJ. Adrenal glands are essential for activation of glucogenesis during undernutrition in fetal sheep near term. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 300: E94 -E102, 2011. First published October 19, 2010 doi:10.1152/ajpendo.00205.2010.-In adults, the adrenal glands are essential for the metabolic response to stress, but little is known about their role in fetal metabolism. This study examined the effects of adrenalectomizing fetal sheep on glucose and oxygen metabolism in utero in fed conditions …
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