Lactate and Pyruvate as Fetal Metabolic Substrates

  title={Lactate and Pyruvate as Fetal Metabolic Substrates},
  author={Valerie Charlton Char and Robert K. Creasy},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
Extract: Whole blood lactate, pyruvate, and oxygen concentrations were measured simultaneously in the umbilical vein, fetal femoral artery, maternal artery, and uterine vein in 14 chronically catheterized pregnant ewes and their fetuses. Lactate was found to be taken up in significant amounts across the placental circulation by the fetuses, whereas pyruvate… CONTINUE READING