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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology (CEOG) is published by IMR Press from Volume 46 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Original Research
Study of glucose-6-pho­sphate dehydrogenase in the human placenta
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1 Institute of Histology and General Embryology University of Genoa
2 School of Obstetrics, Savona
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 1978, 5(3-4), 109–111;
Published: 10 September 1978

The activity of glucose-6-phosphate dehydro genase was investigated in eight normal human placentas at term of pregnancy. The authors demonstrate that the activity of this enzyme is greater in the syncytial layer of the placental villi of the central portion, and they advance ward the hypothesis that the site of metabolic activity of the carbohydrates, at least in the placenta at term, may be the syncytium.
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