Developmental Pattern of Adrenal Ascorbic Acid in the Rat

Science  11 Jan 1963:
Vol. 139, Issue 3550, pp. 118-119
DOI: 10.1126/science.139.3550.118


Adrenal ascorbic acid was determined in nonstressed, newborn rats. The maturational pattern of the acid consists of high resting levels early in development, a marked decrease during a period between 8 and 12 days, and a subsequent return to high levels. The onset of the maturational pattern is accelerated by previous manipulation of the newborn rat.