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dc.contributor.authorFerris, Anita
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-03T01:29:18Z
dc.date.available2016-02-03T01:29:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/6812
dc.description.abstractNon-pregnant and twin bearing maternal ewes (n = 4) of mixed age were gradually introduced to a hypobaric atmosphere of 10-11% oxygen saturation. Plasma concentrations of both C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) and its amino terminal form (NTproCNP) are elevated during pregnancy in sheep and humans. However, there was no effect of temporary hypoxia on circulating concentrations of these peptides in the pregnant or non-pregnant ewes studied here. This finding shows that a gradual exposure to a profoundly hypobaric atmosphere of short duration, does not alter secretion of CNP peptides in the circulation of sheep.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.subjectC-type natriuretic peptideen
dc.subjectpregnant ewesen
dc.subjectewesen
dc.subjectsheepen
dc.subjecthypoxiaen
dc.subjecthypobaricen
dc.subjectNTproCNPen
dc.subjectfetusen
dc.titleCirculating levels of C-type natriuretic peptides in sheep exposed to a hypobaric atmosphereen
dc.typeDissertationen
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Science (Honours)en
lu.thesis.supervisorBarrell, Graham
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc070206 Animal Reproductionen
dc.subject.anzsrc060803 Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biologyen


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