Oct 15, 1976

Lipoperoxidation rates and drug-oxidizing enzyme activities in the liver and placenta of some mammal species during the perinatal period

Experientia
P ArvelaR O Pelkonen

Abstract

Lipoperoxidation and drug-metabolizing enzymes were measured in livers and placentas of different mammal species during the perinatal perios. In placentas and fetal livers of rat, rabbit and guinea-pig, cofactor-supported lipoperoxidation was negligible, as were the activities of drug-oxidizing enzymes. Human fetal liver contained an intact drug-oxidizing electron transport chain, and lipoperoxidation activity was accordingly abserved. It is suggested that lesions mediated by lipoperoxidation may be possible in human fetus, but they are less probable in animal fetuses.

Mentioned in this Paper

Aminopyrine N-Demethylase
Fetal Structures
Entire Fetus
Enzymes, antithrombotic
Placenta Specimen
Cavia
Placenta
Cytochrome P-450 Oxygenase
Cytochrome c Group
Microsomes, Liver

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