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Glutathione synthetase deficiency is an autosomal recessive inherited metabolic defect in the gamma-glutamyl cycle. Decreased intracellular glutathione levels are one of the characteristic biochemical features. In this study we show that addition of S-acetylglutathione to the medium raised intracellular glutathione content in cultured fibroblasts from(More)
In patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF), the incidence of atherosclerosis and cancer is increased. The importance of lipid peroxidation (LPO) products in the pathogenesis of these complications has recently been emphasized. The LPO products malondialdehyde (MDA) and hexanal, lipophilic antioxidants and erythrocyte glutathione (GSH) were estimated in(More)
UNLABELLED Carotenoids have various biological functions including their role as antioxidants. For humans fruits and vegetables are the only source of carotenoids. In the first months breast milk and/or formula preparations are the only nutrition for infants. To study the influence of nutrition on the plasma carotenoid profile in newborns, breast milk,(More)
Along with the onset of severe kwashiorkor symptoms, a 20-month-old child showed biochemical signs of markedly increased lipid peroxidation, with a decrease of plasma antioxidants and decreased proportions of polyunsaturated fatty acids in plasma and red cell phospholipids. Additionally, plasma concentrations of the lipid peroxidation products(More)
UNLABELLED Carotenoids are important antioxidants and precursors of vitamin A, but only few studies have been carried out on plasma carotenoid levels in paediatric age groups. Using high-performance liquid chromatography we analysed concentrations of four important carotenoids (alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, lycopene) in 129 healthy German(More)
Nowadays liver transplantation is an established treatment for children with end-stage liver disease with very good 1- and 5-year survival. This has been achieved through constant improvement of surgical techniques, new immunosuppressive drugs and clinical management. Indications for liver transplantation in infants and children include acute liver failure(More)
Adolescent patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) show an increased risk for behavioral and emotional dysfunction. Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is influenced by medical illnesses, as well as by psychiatric disorders, but for adolescents with IBD, the extent to which HRQoL is influenced by these two factors is unclear. For 47 adolescent IBD(More)
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