Carbohydrate metabolism in pregnancy ix: Plasma levels of gluconeogenic fuels during fasting in the rat

Boyd E. Metzger, John W. Hare, Norbert Freinkel

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Abstract

During 48 hours of fasting, circulating lactate, pyruvate and glycerol in pregnant rats did not fall below levels observed in virgin animals. Contrariwise, pregnant animals displayed more rapid and profound reductions in gluconeogenic amino acids (such as plasma alanine, serine, threonine, glutamine, and glutamate) coincident with the development of hypoglycemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-872
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, medical

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