Kidney growth and collagen content in rat pups from uninephrectomized mothers.

Abstract

The effect of uninephrectomy (UNX) or sham-operation (SO) in pregnant rats at the 5th-7th day of gestation upon pup kidney development was studied. In newborns, kidney wet weight was low in pups of the SO and UNX groups, kidney/body weight was low in UNX only; collagen was highest in UNX. At 6 weeks, wet weight was least in UNX; dry weight was low and %H2O… (More)

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