NADH-methemoglobin reductase activity in the erythrocytes of newborn and adult mammals

Chun Lap Samuel Lo, N. S. Agar

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NADH-MR activity was measured in the erythrocytes of newborn and adult horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, red kangaroos, fruit bats, rats, mice, rabbits and humans. Our results fail to support an earlier hypothesis that higher NADH-MR activity may be an adaptation to increased ruminal nitrite production leading to accelerated oxidation of fetal hemoglobin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1265
Number of pages2
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1986
Externally publishedYes


  • adults
  • Erythrocytes
  • mammals
  • NADH-methemoglobin reductase
  • newborn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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