Effects of hypergravity on mammary metabolic function: gravity acts as a continuum.

@article{Plaut2003EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hypergravity on mammary metabolic function: gravity acts as a continuum.},
  author={Karen Plaut and Rhonda L. Maple and Charles E. Wade and Lisa A. Baer and April E. Ronca},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={2350-4}
}
Mammary metabolic activity in pregnant rats is significantly increased in response to spaceflight. To determine whether changes in mammary metabolism are related to gravity load, we exposed pregnant rats to hypergravity and measured mammary metabolic activity. From days 11-20 of gestation (G), animals were centrifuged (20 rpm; 1.5, 1.75, or 2.0 x gravity) or were maintained at 1 G. On G20, five rats from each group were removed from the centrifuge and euthanized. The remaining dams (n = 5… CONTINUE READING