Selenium and Glutathione Peroxidase Activity in Maternal and Cord Plasma and Red Cells

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Summary: Paired samples of maternal and cord plasma and erythrocytes, as well as samples from nonpregnant adult females, were assayed for selenium and for glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Per) activity. Fetal selenium levels, both in red cells (0.39 ± 0.08 μg/ml) and in plasma (0.13 ± 0.03 μg/ml), were significantly lower than the respective levels in either… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-197807000-00010

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