Changes in Trophoblastic Purine Metabolism with Aging of the Placenta

  • Kari O. Raivio
  • Kim Vettenranta
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 253A)


In rapidly growing and metabolically highly active tissues, such as those of the human feto-placental unit, large amounts of purine nucleotides are required. The role of the placenta in the feto-placental purine metabolism as well as the details of placental, and especially trophoblastic, purine metabolism, and their possible changes with gestation are, however, largely unknown.


Adenine Nucleotide Trophoblastic Cell Precursor Concentration Purine Nucleotide Adenylate Energy Charge 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kari O. Raivio
    • 1
  • Kim Vettenranta
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s HospitalUniversity of HelsinkiFinland

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