Fetal glucose utilization in response to maternal starvation and acute hyperketonemia.

@article{Leturque1989FetalGU,
  title={Fetal glucose utilization in response to maternal starvation and acute hyperketonemia.},
  author={Armelle Leturque and S Hauguel and J P Revelli and A F Burnol and J. Kande and Jean Girard},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={256 6 Pt 1},
  pages={E699-703}
}
The effects of maternal hypoglycemia and/or hyperketonemia on glucose utilization by individual fetal rat tissues have been studied in vivo. To decrease blood glucose and to raise fetal blood ketone body concentrations, 19-day pregnant rats were submitted to 48 or 96 h of starvation. To differentiate between the effects of decreased blood glucose and increased ketone body concentrations, fed pregnant rats were infused for 2 h with DL-beta-hydroxybutyrate. After 96 h of maternal starvation… CONTINUE READING