Gluconeogenesis in late fetal and early neonatal life.

  title={Gluconeogenesis in late fetal and early neonatal life.},
  author={Jean Girard},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  volume={50 5},
Birth in most mammalian species represents an abrupt change from a high-carbohydrate and low-fat diet to a high-fat and low-carbohydrate diet. Gluconeogenesis is absent from the liver of the fetus of well fed mothers, but can be induced prematurely by prolonged fasting of the mother. Gluconeogenesis increases rapidly in the liver of newborn mammals in… CONTINUE READING