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Biochem J. 1988 Oct 1;255(1):369-72.

Effects of pregnancy on tryptophan metabolism and disposition in the rat.

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South Glamorgan Health Authority, Biomedical Research Laboratory, Whitchurch Hospital, Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

Abstract

Tryptophan availability in rat serum is increased throughout pregnancy, because of inhibition of liver tryptophan pyrrolase activity during the first 15 days and decreased protein binding thereafter.

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3196323
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PMC1135233
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