Carolyn A Hall

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Presented is a modification of an assay for total serum homocysteine (Hcy) in which the Hcy plus radioactive adenosine is converted enzymatically to labeled S-adenosylhomocysteine (AdoHcy). The modifications included a commerical source for the AdoHcy hydrolase, adenosine labeled with either 14C or 3H, and separation of the AdoHcy by thin layer(More)
A case of transcobalamin II (TCII) deficiency in which a total absence of TCII was demonstrated both functionally and immunologically is reported. Unlike previously described patients, this child has been maintained on oral hydroxocobalamin, 2 mg daily, without any parenteral supplementation for the last five years. At the age of six years her development(More)
Hydroxocobalamin (OH-Cbl), when used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency, is better retained by the body than is cyanocobalamin (CN-Cbl), but the availability to cells has not been studied systematically. In a series of experiments, we compared the uptake and internalization of OH-Cbl and CN-Cbl bound to transcobalamin II (TCII) by a human cell model, the HeLa(More)
Since the presence of analogues of vitamin B12 (B12, cobalamin, Cbl) has been postulated as the basis for the high values obtained by some radioisotope dilution assays (RIDA) of serum Cbl we examined serum for analogues. None could be demonstrated in the extracts of serum prepared for RIDA as sought by both direct and indirect techniques. The natural forms(More)
The USTUR has developed simple linear and multiple regression models for estimating skeletal actinide concentrations on the basis of bone samples collected at autopsies of non-whole body tissue donors. Bone samples usually collected include a clavicle, the patella(e), one or more ribs, the sternum, and a vertebral wedge cut from within the abdominal cavity.(More)
  • C A Hall
  • American journal of hematology
  • 1990
The 13 cases of methylcobalamin (MeCbl) deficiency presenting in early infancy have all been developmentally delayed, and the majority have had seizures, hypotonia, lethargy, and microcephaly. The CNS injury appears to occur during the first 6 months of postnatal life. The same symptoms are seen in acquired cobalamin (Cbl) deficiency in the same age group.(More)
A 34-year-old Black woman had severe megaloblastic anemia in childhood. Initially, and over the years, she responded well to massive doses of parenteral cobalamin (Cbl) or oral folic acid. Metabolic reactions involving Cbl and folate enzymes were normal during both relapse and remission except for the absence of thymidylate synthetase in relapse. Amino acid(More)