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Pregnancy suppression by active immunization against gestation-specific riboflavin carrier protein

Murthy, Ramana CV and Adiga, Radhakantha P (1982) Pregnancy suppression by active immunization against gestation-specific riboflavin carrier protein. In: Science, 216 (4542). pp. 191-193.

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Official URL: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/216/4542/191

Abstract

A riboflavin carrier protein isolated from chickens cross-reacts with a gestation-specific rodent carrier for riboflavin. Active immunization of female rats of proved fertility with the purified chicken carrier protein completely yet reversibly suppressed early pregnancy without impairing implantation per se. Concurrently there were no discernible adverse effects on maternal health in terms of weight gain, vitamin status, and fertility.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2009 07:01
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 08:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/23463

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