Fetal liver hepcidin and ceruloplasmin expression. Fetal liver mRNA expression of hepcidin (A) and ceruloplasmin (B) in Rowett Hooded Lister (RHL) and Wistar rats exposed to a control or low iron diet prior to and during pregnancy. Data are presented as means ± s.e.m. for n = 16–19 per group. Expression is normalised to cDNA fluorescence at 80°C.