Christopher Torrens

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Endothelial dysfunction and reduced antioxidant protection in an animal model of the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease
    Joanne L Rodford
    Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Physiol 586:4709-20. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Maternal undernutrition leads to endothelial dysfunction in adult male rat offspring independent of postnatal diet
    Christopher Torrens
    Liggins Institute, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, University of Auckland and National Research Centre for Growth and Development, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 101:27-33. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Effects of pre- and periconceptional undernutrition on arterial function in adult female sheep are vascular bed dependent
    Christopher Torrens
    Institute of Developmental Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:1024-33. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Atorvastatin restores endothelial function in offspring of protein-restricted rats in a cholesterol-independent manner
    Christopher Torrens
    Vascular Biology Group, Institute of Developmental Sciences 887, University of Southampton, School of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Rd, Southampton S016 6YD, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 53:661-7. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Maternal low-protein diet during mouse pre-implantation development induces vascular dysfunction and altered renin-angiotensin-system homeostasis in the offspring
    Adam J Watkins
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton, UK
    Br J Nutr 103:1762-70. 2010
  6. pmc Interaction between maternal and offspring diet to impair vascular function and oxidative balance in high fat fed male mice
    Christopher Torrens
    Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e50671. 2012
  7. pmc Vascular dysfunction induced in offspring by maternal dietary fat involves altered arterial polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis
    Christopher J Kelsall
    Academic Unit of Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e34492. 2012
  8. pmc Feeding pregnant rats a protein-restricted diet persistently alters the methylation of specific cytosines in the hepatic PPAR alpha promoter of the offspring
    Karen A Lillycrop
    Development and Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences Building, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK
    Br J Nutr 100:278-82. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of pre-natal and early post-natal undernutrition on adult internal thoracic artery function
    Omar A Khan
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:811-5. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Transmission of raised blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction to the F2 generation induced by maternal protein restriction in the F0, in the absence of dietary challenge in the F1 generation
    Christopher Torrens
    Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Institute of Developmental Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO166YD, UK
    Br J Nutr 100:760-6. 2008

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Publications16

  1. pmc Endothelial dysfunction and reduced antioxidant protection in an animal model of the developmental origins of cardiovascular disease
    Joanne L Rodford
    Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    J Physiol 586:4709-20. 2008
    ..Our findings have established that PR induces significant phenotypic changes in male offspring that may be indicative of an adaptive response during development...
  2. doi request reprint Maternal undernutrition leads to endothelial dysfunction in adult male rat offspring independent of postnatal diet
    Christopher Torrens
    Liggins Institute, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, University of Auckland and National Research Centre for Growth and Development, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 101:27-33. 2009
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Effects of pre- and periconceptional undernutrition on arterial function in adult female sheep are vascular bed dependent
    Christopher Torrens
    Institute of Developmental Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    Exp Physiol 94:1024-33. 2009
    ..The effect depends on the timing of the insult, but also on the vascular bed studied and vessel hierarchy in the vascular tree...
  4. doi request reprint Atorvastatin restores endothelial function in offspring of protein-restricted rats in a cholesterol-independent manner
    Christopher Torrens
    Vascular Biology Group, Institute of Developmental Sciences 887, University of Southampton, School of Medicine, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Rd, Southampton S016 6YD, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 53:661-7. 2009
    ..These data suggest that atorvastatin can restore endothelial function in this model, but its effects are gender specific and dependent on the vascular bed...
  5. doi request reprint Maternal low-protein diet during mouse pre-implantation development induces vascular dysfunction and altered renin-angiotensin-system homeostasis in the offspring
    Adam J Watkins
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton, UK
    Br J Nutr 103:1762-70. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Interaction between maternal and offspring diet to impair vascular function and oxidative balance in high fat fed male mice
    Christopher Torrens
    Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e50671. 2012
    ..To determine the impact of maternal and post-weaning consumption of a high fat diet on endothelium-dependent vasorelaxation and redox regulation in adult male mouse offspring...
  7. pmc Vascular dysfunction induced in offspring by maternal dietary fat involves altered arterial polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis
    Christopher J Kelsall
    Academic Unit of Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e34492. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Feeding pregnant rats a protein-restricted diet persistently alters the methylation of specific cytosines in the hepatic PPAR alpha promoter of the offspring
    Karen A Lillycrop
    Development and Cell Biology, Biomedical Sciences Building, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK
    Br J Nutr 100:278-82. 2008
    ..These data show for the first time that prenatal nutrition induces differential changes to the methylation of individual CpG dinucleotides in juvenile rats which persist in adults...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effects of pre-natal and early post-natal undernutrition on adult internal thoracic artery function
    Omar A Khan
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southampton General Hospital, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 28:811-5. 2005
    ..We investigated the effect of pre- and post-natal nutrient restriction on the vascular reactivity of the left internal thoracic artery using a sheep model...
  10. doi request reprint Transmission of raised blood pressure and endothelial dysfunction to the F2 generation induced by maternal protein restriction in the F0, in the absence of dietary challenge in the F1 generation
    Christopher Torrens
    Maternal, Fetal and Neonatal Physiology, Institute of Developmental Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO166YD, UK
    Br J Nutr 100:760-6. 2008
    ..Risk factors for chronic disease may therefore be heritable by non-genomic processes...
  11. pmc Mismatched pre- and postnatal nutrition leads to cardiovascular dysfunction and altered renal function in adulthood
    Jane K Cleal
    Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104:9529-33. 2007
    ..Our findings have substantial implications for devising strategies to reduce the impact of a mismatch in nutrition levels in humans undergoing rapid socio-economic transitions in both developing and developed societies...
  12. ncbi request reprint Folate supplementation during pregnancy improves offspring cardiovascular dysfunction induced by protein restriction
    Christopher Torrens
    Centre for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, University of Southampton, Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton S016 5YA, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 47:982-7. 2006
    ..The concept of developmental origins of adult disease focuses predominately on fetal life but must also include a role for maternal cardiovascular function...
  13. pmc Maternal fat intake in rats alters 20:4n-6 and 22:6n-3 status and the epigenetic regulation of Fads2 in offspring liver
    Samuel P Hoile
    Academic Unit of Human Development and Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    J Nutr Biochem 24:1213-20. 2013
    ..Thus, epigenetic regulation of Fads2 may contribute to short- and long-term regulation of PUFA synthesis...
  14. pmc Dietary protein restriction of pregnant rats in the F0 generation induces altered methylation of hepatic gene promoters in the adult male offspring in the F1 and F2 generations
    Graham C Burdge
    Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Division, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Br J Nutr 97:435-9. 2007
    ..This may represent a mechanism for the transmission of induced phenotypes between generations..
  15. pmc Maternal protein restriction in the rat impairs resistance artery but not conduit artery function in pregnant offspring
    Christopher Torrens
    Centre for Fetal Origins of Adult Disease, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 5YA, UK
    J Physiol 547:77-84. 2003
    ..We conclude that dietary protein restriction in pregnancy programmes vasodilator dysfunction in isolated resistance arteries of female offspring when they become pregnant, but does not affect conduit arteries...
  16. pmc Low protein diet fed exclusively during mouse oocyte maturation leads to behavioural and cardiovascular abnormalities in offspring
    Adam J Watkins
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Bassett Crescent East, Southampton SO16 7PX, UK
    J Physiol 586:2231-44. 2008
    ..Similar and distinct postnatal outcomes were observed here compared with maternal LPD treatment during post-fertilization preimplantation development which may reflect the relative contribution of the paternal genome...