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In this study, we examined yeast proteins by two-dimensional (2D) gel electrophoresis and gathered quantitative information from about 1,400 spots. We found that there is an enormous range of protein abundance and, for identified spots, a good correlation between protein abundance, mRNA abundance, and codon bias. For each molecule of well-translated mRNA,(More)
Scattered reports indicate that L-carnitine may suppress proinflammatory cytokines in sick individuals without renal disease and may improve protein synthesis or nitrogen balance either in patients without renal disease or in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) or chronic peritoneal dialysis patients. We conducted an experimental study in MHD patients to(More)
In uremic patients, hyperphosphatemia is associated with cardiovascular calcification and increased cardiovascular mortality. Despite the use of phosphate binders and dietary phosphate limitation in addition to dialysis, only 50% of dialysis patients achieve recommended serum phosphate levels. The identification of other approaches for serum phosphorus(More)
In uremic patients, hyperphosphatemia is associated with cardiovascular calcification and increased cardiovascular mortality. Despite the use of phosphate binders, only half of hemodialysis (HD) patients achieve recommended serum phosphate levels. A hyperphosphoric salivary content, which correlates linearly with serum phosphate, has been reported in HD(More)
This paper reports a study on the treatment of predialysis patients with recombinant human erythropoietin (r-HuEPO). The haematocrit, haemoglobin, reticulocyte and platelet values as well as creatinine and creatinine clearance evaluated by standard and radio-isotopic methods before, during and after r-HuEPO treatment were determined. The slope of the(More)
AIMS Hyperphosphoremia, main contributor to cardiovascular calcifications, has a major impact on the morbidity and mortality of chronic renal failure (CRF) patients. Phosphate binders and dietary phosphate limitation are not effective enough to abolish hyperphosphoremia-induced cardiovascular abnormalities, therefore, the identification of other and more(More)
Sevelamer carbonate is an anion exchange pharmaceutical, developed to improve on the performance of the non-absorbable, non-calcium, and metal-free phosphate binder sevelamer hydrochloride. Sevelamer carbonate is expected not to worsen metabolic acidosis, as previously reported during long-term treatment with sevelamer hydrochloride in hemodialysis (HD)(More)
Carnitine is a small water-soluble molecule that is present in almost all animal species. It plays an indispensable role in fatty acid metabolism, where it is involved in the transport of activated fatty acids between different cellular compartments. Uremic patients, as well as patients with chronic renal failure, appear to have abnormal renal handling of(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperphosphatemia is an important contributor to cardiovascular calcification in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients. Cardiovascular calcifications are responsible for the high morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing hemodialysis (HD). Despite dietary phosphate reduction and treatment with phosphate binders, serum phosphorus level, as(More)