Plasma (P) and whole blood (WB) amino acid concentrations were measured in arterial and venous blood of 9 mothers and their fetuses at elective cesarean section and compared to values obtained in 5 normal nonpregnant women. Erythrocyte (E) amino acid concentrations were calculated from P and WB concentrations. E/P ratios were significantly greater than 1.0 in all groups studied. Alanine, glycine, and serine presented E/P ratios significantly higher in pregnant women than in control nonpregnant women. Fetuses presented significantly lower E/P ratios for lysine than pregnant and nonpregnant women. Uterine arteriovenous amino acid differences were not significantly different from zero in both plasma and erythrocytes. Umbilical venous-arterial differences were significantly positive for most essential amino acids in plasma, whereas they were not significantly different from zero in erythrocytes. This finding suggests that erythrocytes do not play a major role in the transfer of amino acids from the placenta to the fetus.
|Titolo:||Plasma and erythrocyte amino acids in mother and fetus|
CETIN, IRENE (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||amino acids; erythrocytes; plasma; umbilical venous-arterial differences; uterine arteriovenous differences|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1991|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|