To better understand why plasma immunoreactive insulin (IRI) concentration is high in the rat fetus during the last 3 d of gestation and why fetal hyperinsulinemia abruptly subsides after birth, insulin secretion and metabolic clearance rates were estimated in fetuses and nursed pups.


Françoise R. Sodoyez-Goffaux, Jean C. Sodoyez, Claudine J. De Vos


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