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ea0034oc1.3 | Young Endocrinologists prize session | SFEBES2014

Angiogenic factors sFlt1 and PlGF are novel determinants of newborn thyroid (dys)function: the Generation R Study

Korevaar Tim , Schalekamp-Timmermans Sarah , Visser Theo , de Rijke Yolanda , Visser Edward , Visser Willy , de Muinck Keizer-Schrama Sabine , Hofman Albert , Hooijkaas Herbert , Tiemeier Henning , Bongers-Schokking Jacoba , Jaddoe Vincent , Steegers Eric , Medici Marco , Peeters Robin

Introduction: Adequate thyroid hormone availability during early life is crucial for normal child growth and development. Fetal growth in utero heavily depends on angiogenesis. Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a proangiogenic factor sharing high homology with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) whereas soluble FMS-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt1) is a potent antagonist of VEGF and PlGF signaling. Since the thyroid is a highly vascularized organ, we hypothesized t...