Nelva T de Gómez Dumm

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Lipid abnormalities are common in patients with renal disease, probably contributing to the high incidence of cardiovascular diseases in this population. In this study we determined the plasma and erythrocyte lipid profile in patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) along 30 months under hemodialysis. In the same patients the influence of cuprophane and(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperhomocysteinemia and lipid abnormalities are commonly found in patients with chronic renal failure; both are recognized as risk factors for atherosclerosis. The homocysteine-lowering effect of pyridoxine is controversial. This study was performed to determine the effect of a high dose of pyridoxine (300 mg i.v. three times a week) on plasma(More)
The effect of epinephrine on the oxidative desaturation of fatty acids by liver microsomal preparations of rats has been studied. Administration of epinephrine (1 mg/kg body weight) produced a significant decrease in desaturation of [l-14C]=linoleic acid to gamma-linolenic acid and of [L-14C]alpha-linolenic acid to actadeca-6,9,12,15-tetraenoic acid 12 hr(More)
We have studied the duration of the ACTH inhibition effect on the incorporation and transformation of [1-14 C] eicosatrienoic acid, in isolated adrenocortical cells of normal rats. The effect of esculetin, indomethacin and nordihydroguaiaretic acid alone, or in the presence of ACTH or diBucAMP on arachidonate biosynthesis was also investigated. ACTH and(More)
We examined the effect of dietary n-6 and n-3 fatty acids on the lipid composition and physical properties of erythrocyte membranes together with cholesterol and triglyceride plasmatic levels in normal and experimental diabetic rats. Plasmatic total cholesterol and triglyceride did not change in normal rats under the dietary regime, but both parameters(More)
We examined the effect of n-3 fatty acid consumption on the lipid composition and physical properties of liver microsomal membranes in normal and experimental diabetic rats. Lipid analysis showed a significant increase in the cholesterol:phospholipid ratio in membranes of normal animals fed n-3 fatty acids as well as in both groups of diabetic rats. These(More)
Dyslipidemia and increases in plasma homocysteine usually occur at end-stage renal disease; both are recognized as risk factors for atherosclerosis. Folate administration reduces homocysteine concentration. In this study we determined the effect of a high dose of folic acid (40 mg intravenous injection three times a week) on plasma and red blood cell lipid(More)
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