Environmental Regulation
of Fetal Mineralization
Studies in Guinea-Pigs & Mice, with an
Emphasis on Bone Histomorphometry

By Katrien Rummens
April 2003
Leuven University Press
ISBN: 90-5867-284-0
138 pages, 6 1/4" x 9 1/2"
$68.50 Paper Original

This is a doctoral dissertation. Contents include: Maternal and Fetal Calcium Homeostasis during pregnancy, and the Effects of Calcium- and Vitamin D-Deficiency on Maternal & Fetal Calcium Metabolism: A Review of Literature, Maternal Calcium Homeostasis in Humans, Maternal Calcium Homeostasis in Animal Models, Fetal Calcium Homeostasis in Humans and Animal Models, Dietary Calcium Restriction During Pregnancy: Effects on Maternal and Fetal Calcium Homeostasis in Humans and Animal Models, Vitamin D-Deficiency and Maternal and Fetal Calcium Metabolism in Humans and in Animal Models, an Introduction to Bone Remodeling and Bone Histomorphometry, Bone Histomorphometry as a Method to Investigate Bone Biology, Bone Histomorphometry in Comparison with Other Bone Methodology, Maternal and Fetal Effects of Dietary Restriction of Calcium and Phosphate in Guinea-Pigs, Pregnancy in Transgenic Mice Lacking the Vitamin D Receptor, General Discussion and Conclusions.

Acta Biomedica Lovaniensia No. 279

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