Placental iron transfer: Relationship to placental anatomy and phylogeny of the mammals

Ulysses S. Seal, Akhouri A. Sinha, Richard P. Doe

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Abstract

Serum iron transfer from mother to fetus was measured in near‐term pregnant females from 16 species representing 15 families and 7 orders of eutherian mammals. The amount of transfer at 2 hr was 5% or greater in species with hemochorial placentation and less than 0.1% at 3 hr in species with epitheliochorial or endotheliochorial placentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-269
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Anatomy
Volume134
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1972

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