Neutral and cationic amino acids in striated rectus muscle are generally in excess of those in smooth uterine muscle of term pregnant women

Thóra Steingrímsdóttir, Gunnar Ronquist*, Ulf Ulmsten

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Abstract

The concentrations of 24 amino acids and four other related compounds were determined in extracts of biopsy specimens from myometrium and musculus rectus abdominis of 10 healthy term pregnant women during elective cesarean sections. The total free amino acid pool did not differ significantly between the two muscle types. There was a myometrial abundance of the two anionic amino acids glutamate and aspartate and the two aromatic amino acids tyrosine and phenylalanine, but most neutral and cationic amino acids in striated skeletal muscle tissue were found in excess of those in uterine muscle tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1996

Other keywords

  • Amino acids
  • Human
  • Myometrium
  • Striated muscle
  • Term pregnant women
  • Uterus

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