Amino acid uptake by fetal kidney slices

Sidney Solomon, Howard H. Bengele, Andrew P. Evan

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Kidney slices of 7-17-week-old human fetuses were incubated for 90 min or less in Krebs-Ringer solution containing aminoisobutyric acid (AIB). Cell to medium ratios of AIB decrease with increasing fetal age. Uptake rate is slower than for mature human tissue. Both water content and extracellular space is high in embryonic tissue as compared to adult.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976
Externally publishedYes


  • Aminoisobutyric acid
  • Extracellular space
  • Fetal age
  • Renal transport
  • Water content

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental Biology

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