Carbonic anhydrase activity in the blood of adult sheep, fetal sheep and lambs.

The activity of carbonic anhydrase (E.C.4.2.1.1) (CA) has been measured in the blood of adult and fetal sheep and lambs. The mean activity in adult sheep was 0.89 enzyme units (EU) per 100 micrograms of Hb. The activity in fetal sheep aged 90 days was just below 20% of this and in fetuses near full term was just under 40% of the mean adult level. The… (More)