Thromboxane B-2 in the plasma and amniotic fluid of late pregnant and periparturient sheep

Mitchell, M.D., Hicks, B.R. and Robinson, J.S. (1979) Thromboxane B-2 in the plasma and amniotic fluid of late pregnant and periparturient sheep. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility, 55 1: 147-151. doi:10.1530/jrf.0.0550147


Author Mitchell, M.D.
Hicks, B.R.
Robinson, J.S.
Title Thromboxane B-2 in the plasma and amniotic fluid of late pregnant and periparturient sheep
Journal name Journal of Reproduction and Fertility   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-4251
Publication date 1979-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1530/jrf.0.0550147
Volume 55
Issue 1
Start page 147
End page 151
Total pages 5
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Blackwell Scientific Publications
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Abstract The concentration of thromboxane (TX) B-2 was similar in plasma from all sources but was significantly greater (P less than 0.01) in amniotic fluid. Fetal hypophysectomy was without effect on maternal or fetal levels of TXB-2 (P greater than 0.1). Neither normal parturition at term nor prematurely induced delivery was associated with any significant trend in TXB-2 levels. During late pregnancy (105--145 days of gestation) the concentrations of TXB-2 and 13, 14-dihydro-15-keto-prostaglandin F (PGFM) in maternal and fetal plasma were significantly correlated (P less than 0.001). There was, however, no correlation between TXB-2 and PGFM levels in samples taken during the 36 h before delivery. These data suggest that thromboxanes play little part in the mechanism of parturition in sheep.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
 
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