Transfer of fat-soluble vitamins and PCBs from mother to pups in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus).

@article{Schweigert1994TransferOF,
  title={Transfer of fat-soluble vitamins and PCBs from mother to pups in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus).},
  author={Florian J. Schweigert and Wayne T. Stobo},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part C, Pharmacology, toxicology & endocrinology},
  year={1994},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={111-7}
}
Lactation in seals is characterized by a rapid and enormous lipid transfer from mother to pups within a milk rich in lipids. Since grey seals do not feed during lactation, all milk constituents are solely derived from body stores. Monitoring levels of fat-soluble vitamins as well as PCBs in blubber and milk may give an insight into the mechanisms involved in their mobilization from blubber, transfer into milk and deposition in the blubber of pups. During lactation, total lipids in milk… CONTINUE READING