Journal article

Maternal Prenatal Mental Health and Placental 11 beta-HSD2 Gene Expression: Initial Findings from the Mercy Pregnancy and Emotional Wellbeing Study

Sunaina Seth, Andrew James Lewis, Richard Saffery, Martha Lappas, Megan Galbally

International Journal of Molecular Sciences | MDPI | Published : 2015


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The Mercy Pregnancy Emotional Wellbeing Study is funded by a grant from Beyond Blue. We would like to thank Deakin University, School of Psychology for their ongoing support in this area of research and funding publication costs for this paper. We thank the Mercy Hospital for Women (Heidelberg, Melbourne), where data for this study was collected and bio-samples processed. We also gratefully acknowledge the participants in this study, the MPEWS team for patient recruitment, data collection and analysis of placental samples; and Gillian Barker (Obstetrics, Nutrition and Endocrinology Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne) for her assistance with placental RNA extractions. Associate Professor Martha Lappas is supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; grant no. 1047025).