A Fetal-Maternal Shift of Blood Oxygen Affinity in an Australian Viviparous Lizard, Sphenomorphus quoyii (Reptilia, Scincidae)

Grigg, GC and Harlow, P (1981) A Fetal-Maternal Shift of Blood Oxygen Affinity in an Australian Viviparous Lizard, Sphenomorphus quoyii (Reptilia, Scincidae). Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 142 4: 495-499.

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Author Grigg, GC
Harlow, P
Title A Fetal-Maternal Shift of Blood Oxygen Affinity in an Australian Viviparous Lizard, Sphenomorphus quoyii (Reptilia, Scincidae)
Journal name Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0174-1578
Publication date 1981-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00688981
Volume 142
Issue 4
Start page 495
End page 499
Total pages 5
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Language eng
Subject 270601 Animal Physiology - Biophysics
250000 Chemical Sciences
270602 Animal Physiology - Cell
Abstract Compared to adults, the oxygen affinity of blood from fetal Sphenomorphus quoyii is very much higher: P50 is approximately 70 Torr in adults and 30 Torr in nearly full term embryos (PC02= 17 Torr, T=34 degrees C). Following birth, oxygen affinity decreases gradually and adult values are approached after about 15 weeks, with the onset of winter retreat. Electrophoresis revealed a multiple hemoglobin system in both adults and embryos, but there were no apparent differences between them.
Keyword blood oxygen affinity
Sphenomorphus quoyii
viviparous lizard
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Additional Notes Originally published as Gordon C. Grigg and Peter Harlow (1981) A fetal-maternal shift of blood oxygen affinity in an Australian viviparous lizard,Sphenomorphus quoyii (Reptilia, scincidae), Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 142 (4): 495-499. Copyright 1981 Springer-Verlag. All rights reserved. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

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