Genevieve Andrews-Kelly

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The advantages of using (2)H(2)O to quantify cholesterol synthesis include i) homogeneous precursor labeling, ii) incorporation of (2)H via multiple pathways, and iii) the ability to perform long-term studies in free-living subjects. However, there are two concerns. First, the t(1/2) of tracer in body water presents a challenge when there is a need to(More)
Protein synthesis can be estimated by measuring the incorporation of a labeled amino acid into a proteolytic peptide. Although prelabeled amino acids are typically administered, recent studies have tested (2)H(2)O; the assumption is that there is rapid equilibration of (2)H (in body water) with the carbon-bound hydrogens of amino acids before those amino(More)
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