Plasma free fatty acid umbilical venous-arterial concentration differences and placental transfer of [14C]palmitic acid in pigs.

@article{Elphick1980PlasmaFF,
  title={Plasma free fatty acid umbilical venous-arterial concentration differences and placental transfer of [14C]palmitic acid in pigs.},
  author={M. C. Elphick and Paul Andrew Flecknell and David 5. Hull and I R Mcfadyen},
  journal={Journal of developmental physiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={347-56}
}
The passage of plasma free fatty acids across the pig placenta was investigated in four anaesthetized sows with a total of 41 fetal piglets. The plasma free fatty acid concentrations in fetal piglets were very low and appeared independent of maternal concentrations. In each piglet there was a small positive umbilical venous-arterial concentration difference. There were large differences between the composition of maternal and fetal plasma free fatty acid. The fetal free fatty acid contained… CONTINUE READING