Maternal Western-Style High Fat Diet Induces Sex-Specific Physiological and Molecular Changes in Two-Week-Old Mouse Offspring

Mona Mischke, Maurien G. M. Pruis, Mark V. Boekschoten, Albert K. Groen, Aditia R. Fitri, Bert J. M. van de Heijning, Henkjan J. Verkade, Michael Muller, Torsten Plosch, Wilma T. Steegenga*

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Maternal diet is associated with the development of metabolism-related and other non-communicable diseases in offspring. Underlying mechanisms, functional profiles, and molecular markers are only starting to be revealed. Here, we explored the physiological and molecular impact of maternal Western-style diet on the liver of male and female offspring. C57BL/6 dams were exposed to either a low fat/low cholesterol diet (LFD) or a Western-style high fat/high cholesterol diet (WSD) for six weeks before mating, as well as during gestation and lactation. Dams and offspring were sacrificed at postnatal day 14, and body, liver, and blood parameters were assessed. The impact of maternal WSD on the pups' liver gene expression was characterised by whole-transcriptome microarray analysis. Exclusively male offspring had significantly higher body weight upon maternal WSD. In offspring of both sexes of WSD dams, liver and blood parameters, as well as hepatic gene expression profiles were changed. In total, 686 and 604 genes were differentially expressed in liver (p

Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's11
TijdschriftPLoS ONE
Nummer van het tijdschrift11
StatusPublished - 5-nov-2013

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