Glenn D. Horowitz

Learn More
While malnutrition attending cancer cachexia may be associated with variable losses of body fat, lipid metabolism has been only minimally studied. To clarify potential aberrations of lipid metabolism in weight losing cancer patients, the whole body rate of lipolysis was determined in 9 cancer patients in the postabsorptive state and compared to that in 5(More)
The whole body protein kinetic response to increasing dietary intake was studied in 20 normal adult male subjects receiving a defined formula diet orally. Each person received the same amount for 5 days at the rate ranging from 150 to 330 mgN/kg. day and 16 to 34 kcal/kg. day, keeping the calorie to nitrogen ratio as constant. Whole body protein flux was(More)
Sixty-three studies in healthy normal volunteers (n = 29), malnourished cancer (n = 8) or non-cancer patients (n = 9), and postoperative radical cystectomy patients (n = 17) were conducted to evaluate the primed constant infusion labeling technique for the estimation of whole-body protein turnover under a variety of dietary conditions. [15N]Glycine was used(More)
The metabolic effects of total parenteral nutrition on malnourished cancer and noncancer patients were investigated by determining whole-body protein metabolism before and during intravenous nutritional support. The results were compared to similar studies reported in normal subjects. Primed-continuous infusion of 15N glycine was used and the isotopic(More)
To evaluate the role of glucagon in insulin-mediated glucose metabolism, we studied four men and four women, ranging in age from 30-73 yr (mean +/- SEM, 54 +/- 5) who had undergone complete pancreatic resection for cancer or chronic pancreatitis 16-58 mo previously. The patients had undetectable C-peptide levels and established lack of biologically active(More)
This study was designed to evaluate peripheral tissue amino acid metabolism in normal subjects who underwent starvation followed by intravenous administration of a nutritional repletion regimen with varying nonprotein caloric sources. Extremity amino acid (AA), arteriovenous differences, and blood flow were measured across forearm and/or leg of 12 healthy(More)
Simultaneous whole-body protein breakdown (using 15N-glycine) and urinary 3-methylhistidine (3MH) excretion rates were determined in six hospitalized normal volunteers after 10 days of starvation and a subsequent 10-day period of total parental nutrition (TPN). These data were contrasted to whole-body protein breakdown and urinary 3MH excretion in ten(More)
The effects of acute food deprivation and subsequent refeeding on urinary orotic acid excretion were examined in nine healthy adult male subjects. During inpatient metabolic ward conditions, the volunteers were fed a nutritionally complete, pyrimidine- and purine-free diet for three days and subsequently underwent a ten-day fast followed by a ten-day period(More)