R Singkamani

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Plasma retinol and 5 carotenes were assayed by high performance liquid chromatography in Thai rural and urban malaria patients and matched control subjects. Plasma retinol was lower in the rural than in the urban controls and both groups of malaria patients had lower serum retinol concentrations than their respective controls. 29% (6/21) of the rural(More)
Vitamin A status measured by the relative dose response (RDR) test was determined among groups of Northern Thai women who had used estrogen-containing oral contraceptives (OCs) with or without multivitamin supplements through 13 cycles. Mean serum vitamin A values were elevated approximately 40% above those of control subjects (intrauterine contraceptive(More)
Vitamin B6 concentrations in patients with chronic liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma Vitamin B6 is the generic term for three closely related and interconvertible compounds. Most of the vitamin B6 obtained from the diet is rapidly converted by the liver to its active coenzyme, pyridoxal-5-phosphate, which has a central role in the metabolism of(More)
Proteins (total, albumin, globulin and their subfractions), carbohydrate (intravenous glucose tolerance test), lipids (serum cholesterol, triglycerides and phospholipids), and liver function tests (alkaline phosphatase, lactic dehydrogenase and aspartate aminotransferase activities in the serum, bromsulphathalein retention test and serum bilirubin) were(More)
The effect of combined oral contraceptives containing 158 micrograms of levonorgestrel and 38 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol on vitamin B-1, B-2, B-6, B-12, folates, vitamin A, carotenoids, vitamin E and tryptophan load test was studied in a group of 34 healthy non-lactating women. This was compared to an identical study conducted in another group of 19(More)
The development of a simple enzymatic method for the determination of blood and plasma pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) using pig heart apo-aspartate transaminase (apo-AST) is described. The technique requires three steps: sample extraction using perchloric acid, a binding step in which PLP in the sample extract is attached to the apo-AST and the enzymatic(More)
Measurements of plasma pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) were made in 210 healthy premenopausal women, and related to their experience of the premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The 41 women (20 per cent) who had moderate or severe PMS were compared with 95 women (45 per cent) with no, or only slight, premenstrual symptoms: the former group were older and were more(More)
Measurement of peroxyl-radical trapping capacity (TRAP) were made in plasma from patients with malaria from a rural and an urban Thai community. The results were compared with those from control subjects living in the same areas and chosen to match the patients closely. Measurements were also made of various antioxidants including nutritional indices(More)
The effects of combined oral contraceptives containing 30 or 50 micrograms ethinyl oestradiol and 150 micrograms levonorgestrel or a 3-monthly injectable preparation depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) on the vitamin status of low-income group women from two urban centres in India (Bombay and Hyderabad) and one rural centre in Thailand (Chiang Mai) were(More)
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