Novak D. Nutrition in early life. How important is it?. Clin Perinatol. 2002;29:203-23 pubmed
..Prospective studies, though difficult because of the time involved, will play a key role in this process, as will more basic research on the mechanisms underlying both normal and pathologic fetal development. ..
Novak D, Quiggle F, Artime C, Beveridge M. Regulation of glutamate transport and transport proteins in a placental cell line. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2001;281:C1014-22 pubmed
..In summary, amino acid availability as well as intracellular metabolism regulate anionic amino acid uptake into this placental cell line...
Novak D, Lehman M, Bernstein H, Beveridge M, Cramer S. SNAT expression in rat placenta. Placenta. 2006;27:510-6 pubmed
..mRNA expression increases over the final third of gestation, coincident with the period of greatest need for fetal amino acid delivery. ..
Novak D, Quiggle F, Haafiz A. Impact of forskolin and amino acid depletion upon System A activity and SNAT expression in BeWo cells. Biochimie. 2006;88:39-44 pubmed
..In summary, SysA activity in BeWo cells responds to amino acid depletion through the differential regulation of SNAT subtypes. ..