To investigate the effects of antenatal corticosteroids like dexamethasone (DEX) on placental function, Baisden et al. treated pregnant C57/BL6 mice with DEX (0.5 mg/kg) on gestational days 15, 16, and 17 and studied changes in placental gene expression by microarray profiling. Gene expression profiles of DEX-treated placentas and saline-treated controls were assessed on gestational day 20.

Tissue Condition Samples
Test placenta dexamethasone treatment 3
Control placenta vehicle treatment 3
Gene Fold Change (log2) Significance Genus Species