Glucose and lactate oxidation rates in the fetal lamb.

  title={Glucose and lactate oxidation rates in the fetal lamb.},
  author={William W Jr Hay and Stephen A Myers and J William Sparks and Randall B. Wilkening and Giacomo Meschia and Frederick C. Battaglia},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  volume={173 4},
Both glucose and lactate are nutrients of the ovine fetus. Each may be used by the fetus as a fuel for oxidation or as a source of carbon for energy storage and net tissue accretion. The present report describes the oxidation rates of glucose and lactate in vivo for the fetal lamb over a relatively short time period. The fraction of fetal glucose or lactate oxidized was defined as the ratio of 14CO2 excretion across the umbilical circulation to the net entry of [14C]glucose or [14C]lactate into… CONTINUE READING


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