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Enzyme activities in the erythrocytes of human fetuses

I. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, 6-phosphogluconic dehydrogenase and glutathione reductase

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Abstract

Glutathione reductase activities in erythrocytes of fetuses between the 12th and 28th gestational week do not show levels significantly different than in newborns. High values in G-6-PD activity are found among the fetuses between the 12th and 18th week of gestation, thereafter the activity decreases to newborn-levels; however, no significant difference was seen between the mean values of the whole collective and newborns. 6-PGD activity in fetuses is significantly lower than in newborns (p<0.001).

Zusammenfassung

Glutathionreduktaseaktivitäten in Erythrocyten von Feten der 12. bis 28. Schwangerschaftswoche unterscheiden sich nicht von denen Neugeborener. Die hohen Aktivitäten der Glucose-6-Phosphat-Dehydrogenase bei junkontinuierlich auf Neugeborenenwerte ab, jedoch besteht kein signifikanter Unterschied zwischen dem Mittelwert aller Feten zu dem der Neugeborenen. Die 6-Phosphogluconat-Dehydrogenase-Aktivitäten der Feten sind signifikant niedriger (p<0,001) als bei Neugeborenen.

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Vetrella, M., Barthelmai, W. Enzyme activities in the erythrocytes of human fetuses. Z. Kinder-Heilk. 110, 99–103 (1971). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00442284

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Key-Words

  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase
  • 6-Phosphogluconic Dehydrogenase
  • Glutathione Reductase
  • Activities
  • Erythrocytes
  • Human Fetus