Journal article

PROTEINS IN CEREBROSPINAL-FLUID AND PLASMA OF THE POUCH YOUNG TAMMAR WALLABY (MACROPUS-EUGENII) DURING DEVELOPMENT

KM DZIEGIELEWSKA, LA HINDS, MEP SARANTIS, NR SAUNDERS, CH TYNDALEBISCOE

COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY B-BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1986

Abstract

The concentrations of total protein and albumin in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma of tammar wallaby pouch young (Macropus eugenii) from birth until leaving the pouch have been measured. Total protein in CSF increased from birth (about 240 mg/100 ml) to 15-20 days postnatal (about 400 mg/100 ml) after which it declined. Albumin showed a proportionately greater increase from around 40 mg/100 ml to over 130 mg/100 ml, followed by decline after 75 days. Total protein and albumin in plasma increased throughout the period studied. Other proteins identified in CSF and plasma were: fetuin, alpha 2-macroglobulin, transferrin, alpha-lipoprotein, beta-lipoprotein, immunoglobin G and fibrinogen. O..

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