Retinol-binding protein and prealbumin in cord blood of term and preterm infants

Jatinder Bhatia, Ekhard E. Ziegler

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Retinol-binding protein (RBP) and prealbumin (PA) are potentially useful indicators of inadequate protein and/or energy intake. Concentrations of RBP and PA were determined in cord blood of 117 infants and were found to be lower before 37 weeks gestation than at term. Adult subjects had substantially higher concentrations of RBP and PA than found in cord blood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalEarly Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1983
Externally publishedYes



  • cord blood
  • prealbumin
  • retinol-binding protein

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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