Mice with Reduced OGT (image) University of Pennsylvania Caption Mice with genetically reduced levels of the protein OGT in the placenta were shorter and leaner than normal mice. Similar phenotypes are seen in mice born to mothers who experienced stress early in pregnancy. The findings support the idea that mitochondrial dysfunction in the hypothalamus is affected by low OGT levels. Credit University of Pennsylvania Usage Restrictions In context of reporting Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.