Effects of intrauterine growth restriction and intraamniotic insulin-like growth factor-I treatment on blood and amniotic fluid concentrations and on fetal gut uptake of amino acids in late-gestation ovine fetuses.

TitleEffects of intrauterine growth restriction and intraamniotic insulin-like growth factor-I treatment on blood and amniotic fluid concentrations and on fetal gut uptake of amino acids in late-gestation ovine fetuses.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsBloomfield FH, Van Zijl PL, Bauer MK, Harding JE
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume35
Issue3
Pagination287-97
Date Published2002 Sep
Abstract

To investigate, in the late-gestation ovine fetus: 1) amino acid concentrations in blood and amniotic fluid, 2) the effects of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) induced by placental embolization on these concentrations, 3) fetal gut uptake of glutamine in healthy and IUGR fetuses, and 4) the effects of intraamniotic insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-1) treatment on these parameters.

Alternate JournalJ. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.