• Do cytokines contribute to the andean-associated protection from reduced fetal growth at high altitude? 

    Dávila, R Daniela; Julian, Colleen Glyde; Wilson, Megan J; Browne, Vaughn A; Rodriguez, Carmelo; Bigham, Abigail W; Shriver, Mark D; Vargas, Enrique; Moore, Lorna G (Reproductive Sciences, 2011)
    Abstract Pro- versus anti-inflammatory cytokine balance is important for successful pregnancy. Chronic hypoxia alters cytokine levels and increases the frequency of fetal growth restriction (FGR). Multigenerational Andean ...
  • Uterine artery blood flow during pregnancy in high-altitude aymara women 

    Wilson, Megan; Niermeyer, Susan; Armaza, J Fernando; Lopez, Miriam; Vargas, Enrique; Moore, Lorna G (High Altitude Medicine & Biology, 2003-02-19)
    Background: Birth weight falls with increasing altitude as the result of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) likely due, in turn, to lower uterine artery (UtA) blood flow. The altitude-associated birth weight decline is ...
  • Uterine artery blood flow, fetal hypoxia and fetal growth 

    Browne, Vaughn A.; Julian, Colleen G.; Toledo-Jaldín, Lilian; Cioffi-Ragan, Darleen; Vargas, Enrique; Moore, Lorna G (Philosophycal Transactions B, 2015-03-13)
    Evolutionary trade-offs required for bipedalism and brain expansion influence the pregnancy rise in uterine artery (UtA) blood flow and, in turn, reproductive success. We consider the importance of UtA blood flow by ...