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In on-going studies of 'classical' and ring B-unsaturated oestrogens in equine pregnancy, the products of metabolism of [2,2,4,6,6-2H(5)]-testosterone and [16,16,17-2H(3)]-5,7-androstadiene-3 beta,17 beta-diol with equine placental subcellular preparations and allantochorionic villi have been identified. Using mixtures of unlabelled and [2H]-labelled(More)
Stable isotope gas chromatography/mass spectrometry has been used successfully in the elucidation of structures of urinary steroid metabolites in the horse and in the identification of metabolites isolated from in vivo perfusion and in vitro incubation studies using equine tissue preparations. Deuterium-labeled steroids, testosterone,(More)
Maternal endometrial and fetal allantochorionic tissues were separated manually from the placentae of seven healthy thoroughbred and three pony mares, ranging in gestational age from 100 to 318 days. The homogeneity of subcellular fractions prepared from these tissues was assessed initially using the marker enzymes, succinate dehydrogenase, NADPH cytochrome(More)
Oestradiene-3,17-diol and oestratriene-3,17-diol (or the diol of Heard's ketone (3-hydroxy-5(10),6,8-oestratriene-17-one) have been extracted on a large scale from pooled urines and allantoic fluid obtained from pregnant mares. Initial purification was achieved using column chromatography, and further purification by high performance liquid chromatography(More)
Equine umbilicus was cannulated in utero and a series of cord plasma samples removed for analysis. After steroid extraction and derivatisation, gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) analysis demonstrated large differences in steroid content between the plasma samples obtained from the umbilical artery and vein, the blood supplies leading to and(More)
BACKGROUND Once a biliary injury has occurred, repair is done by a hepaticojejunostomy. The most common procedure is to perform a dilatation with balloon with a success of 70 %. Success rates range using biodegradable stents is from 85% to 95%. Biodegradable biliary stents should change the treatment of this complication. AIM To investigate the use of(More)
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