Table 4

Glucose utilization by skeletal muscle and adipose tissue of the adult NP and pregnant mice and by the feto-placental tissues of the pregnant dams at D16 and D19 of pregnancy

Pregnant
p2DG content (nmol/mg)NPD16D19
Skeletal muscle6.8 ± 2.44.2 ± 2.12.0 ± 0.6
White adipose tissue3.2 ± 1.31.3 ± 0.31.3 ± 0.8
Placenta4.8 ± 1.95.4 ± 1.2
Fetus3.5 ± 1.81.7 ± 0.3
  • Data are expressed as mean ± SEM for NP females (n = 7) and pregnant dams/litters (D16, n = 5; D19, n = 6; with two conceptuses per litter).

  • †Significantly different from the other tissues at this stage of pregnancy (P < 0.01, one-way ANOVA).