Transport and metabolism of amino acids in placenta

  title={Transport and metabolism of amino acids in placenta},
  author={Timothy R H Regnault and Barbra de Vrijer and Frederick C. Battaglia},
In all mammalian species, the 20 amino acids of the genetic code are required for net protein accretion. The nutritional supply of amino acids for growth is defined as the net umbilical uptake of amino acids, representing the net transfer from maternal circulation, through the placenta and then to the fetus, of essential and non-essential amino acids. In considering the primary role of the placenta in the delivery of amino acids to the fetus for metabolism, it is important to consider the… CONTINUE READING
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