Liver ornithine decarboxylase activity in suckling pigs after short term maternal deprivation.


Two female piglets from each of 23 litters were used to determine the effect of short term maternal deprivation on liver ornithine decarboxylase (ODC) activity at 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 days of age. Data on body weight, liver weight and plasma glucose, catecholamine and growth hormone concentrations were also recorded. Liver ODC activity declined (P less… (More)


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