[Effect of varying vitamin B6 intake levels on the vitamin B6 status of fetuses and reproductive organs].

@article{Kirchgessner1985EffectOV,
  title={[Effect of varying vitamin B6 intake levels on the vitamin B6 status of fetuses and reproductive organs].},
  author={Manfred Kirchgessner and F Reithmayer and Dora A. Roth-Maier},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  year={1985},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={138-46}
}
In order to study the influence of varying vitamin B6 intake levels on the reproductive performance and the vitamin B6 status of fetuses and reproductive organs, 30 pregnant rats (Sprague Dawley strain) were fed a semisynthetic casein diet supplemented with 1, 6, 12, 24 and 48 mg vitamin B6/kg throughout pregnancy. On days 19 of pregnancy the rats were killed. Fetuses, placenta, amniotic fluid, amnion, uterus and mammary gland were analysed microbiologically for their vitamin B6 content… CONTINUE READING