Distribution of free amino acids in streptozotocin-induced diabetic pregnant rats, their placentae and fetuses.

Abstract

Amino acid levels in the non-pregnant streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat have been shown to be abnormal. Our preliminary studies showed that placental transport, fetal serum levels and tissue uptake of the non-metabolizable amino acid alpha-amino isobutyric acid (AIB) were decreased in STZ-diabetic pregnant rats. In the present experiments, amino… (More)

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