Marjolein Bosma

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Since vitamin B6 is essential for normal functioning of the central nervous system, there is growing need for sensitive analysis of B6 vitamers in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This manuscript describes the development and validation of a rapid, sensitive and accurate method for quantification of the vitamin B6 vitamers pyridoxal (PL), pyridoxamine (PM),(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin B6 is present in various forms (vitamers) in the diet that need to be metabolized to pyridoxal phosphate (PLP), the active cofactor form of vitamin B6. In literature, the liver has been reported to be the major site for this conversion, whereas the exact role of the intestine remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE To gain insight into the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Vitamin B(6) plays a pivotal role in brain development and functioning. Differences in vitamin B(6) homeostasis between preterm and term newborn infants have been reported. The authors sought to investigate whether B(6) vitamers in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of preterm and term newborn infants are different. METHODS B(6) vitamer(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin B-6 comprises a group of 6 interrelated vitamers and is essential for numerous physiologic processes, including brain functioning. Genetic disorders disrupting vitamin B-6 metabolism have severe clinical consequences. OBJECTIVE To adequately diagnose known and novel disorders in vitamin B-6 metabolism, a reference set is required(More)
A sensitive and selective assay for the determination of mesna and total mesna in tissue was developed and validated. After a simple homogenization, extraction and deproteinization step, mesna could be measured immediately by HPLC with an electrochemical detector provided with a sensitive wall-jet gold electrode. Total mesna (i.e., free mesna and mesna(More)
BACKGROUND Over the past years, the essential role of vitamin B6 in brain development and functioning has been recognized and genetic metabolic disorders resulting in functional vitamin B6 deficiency have been identified. However, data on B6 vitamers in children are scarce. MATERIALS AND METHODS B6 vitamer concentrations in simultaneously sampled plasma(More)
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