Embarazo y metabolismo de las proteínas

  • José Henry Osorio O.


El papel de las proteínas como bloques edificadores de nuevos tejidos, es fundamental para el crecimiento y desarrollo fetal. La oxidación proteica (sin tener en cuenta el modelo de la fenilalanina), provee la misma cantidad de energía como combustible en todos los estadíos de la mujer embarazada, así como en la que no lo está. Los demás requerimientos extra de energía en el embarazo avanzado son provistos por un incremento en la utilización de los Iípidos. En la presente revisión podemos recordar los mecanismos básicos y la secuencia de eventos metabólicos relacionados con las proteínas durante la gestación.


Biografía del autor/a

José Henry Osorio O.

Profesor Asociado. Director de la línea de Investigación en Bioquímica y Salud. Universidad de Caldas. Manizales. Colombia. Graduate Research Assistant. Child Health Department. Faculty of Medicine. University of Newcastle upon Tyne. England.


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