Maternal protein deficiency during pregnancy ‘memorized’ by fetal muscle cells

Editor’s notes: To reach Huan Wang, call 217-417-8655; email

To reach Yuan-Xiang Pan, call 217-333-3466; email

The paper “Induction of autophagy through the activating transcription factor 4 (ATF4)-dependent amino acid response pathway in maternal skeletal muscle may function as the molecular memory in response to gestational protein restriction to alert offspring to maternal nutrition” is available online or from the News Bureau.

Original article by Sharita Forrest, Illinois News Bureau, on 9/18/15: