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1992). The placenta is a source and target for epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine and 5-hydroxitryptamin (serotonin). , 1999). Several studies have suggested that local monoamines participate in the regulation of placental function. The placental metabolism and transport of these neurohormones has an important role in determining the availability and bioactivity of biogenic amines to both mother and fetus. , 1998). , 1997). , 1999). Peptide signaling and placental endocrinology Human placenta plays a fundamental role in the physiology of pregnancy.
DYN was measured in maternal blood, umbilical vein and amniotic ﬂuid. No signiﬁcant change was observed in the plasma level of DYN in the ﬁrst and second trimester of pregnancy as compared with plasma obtained from non-pregnant women. 2-fold increase in DYN plasmatic levels was observed during the third trimester as well as at delivery. High levels of DYN were also found in the amniotic ﬂuid and the umbilical vein plasma. , 1986). , 1986). 40 F. Petraglia et al. , 2003). , 2003). Stress during delivery has been associated with elevated umbilical cord plasma ␤-END levels.
2002d). 4). , 1993). , 1998). 4). , 2000). 4 In vitro evidences for a role of CRF on placental, maternal and fetal endocrinology. Placental CRF at the end of pregnancy stimulates fetal pituitary ACTH secretion, which in turn stimulates fetal adrenal cortisol and DHEA-S production. The increasing concentrations of cortisol, in addition to maturating enzymes in organs critical for postnatal existence, further stimulate production of placental CRF by a feed-forward mechanism. The increasing production of DHEA-S provides additional substrate for placental aromatization to estrogen, which triggers the cascade leading to labor and delivery.