To investigate the effects of antenatal corticosteroids like dexamethasone on placental function, Baisden performed a gene expression analysis on placentas from dexamethasone-treated pregnant mice and saline-treated controls. Pregnant females were injected with 0.5 mg/kg dexamethasone or an equivalent amount of saline on gestational days 15, 16, and 17. Gene expression profiles of placentas were assessed on day 20.

Tissue Condition Samples
Test placenta dexamethasone-treated female 3
Control placenta vehicle-treated control 3
Gene Fold Change (log2) Significance Genus Species