RETRACTED: Placental serotonin systems in pregnancy metabolic complications associated with maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2020 Feb 1;1866(2):165391. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2019.01.017. Epub 2019 Feb 7.


This article has been retracted: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal ( The publication was retracted by request of the authors following an investigation by Monash University performed following its Procedures for Investigating Code Breaches and in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research. The University concluded on the balance of probability that a significant part of the text in the paper was included without knowledge, without consent and without correct attribution of the original author who, at the time, was a student at the University. The results discussed in the review article are still scientifically valid. ☆ This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Membrane Transporters and Receptors in Pregnancy Metabolic Complications edited by Luis Sobrevia.

Keywords: Gestational diabetes mellitus; Inflammation; Obesity; Placenta; Pregnancy; Serotonin metabolic pathway.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review
  • Retracted Publication

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes, Gestational / metabolism
  • Embryonic Development
  • Female
  • Fetal Development
  • Homeostasis
  • Humans
  • Inflammation / metabolism
  • Kynurenine / metabolism
  • Metabolic Networks and Pathways
  • Obesity, Maternal / complications
  • Obesity, Maternal / metabolism*
  • Placenta / metabolism*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / metabolism*
  • Receptors, Serotonin / metabolism
  • Serotonin / metabolism*
  • Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins / metabolism*
  • Tryptophan / metabolism


  • Receptors, Serotonin
  • SLC6A4 protein, human
  • Serotonin Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
  • Serotonin
  • Kynurenine
  • Tryptophan