Susen Becker

We don’t have enough information about this author to calculate their statistics. If you think this is an error let us know.
Learn More
Sensitive and specific assessment of the hepatic graft metabolism after liver transplantation (LTX) is essential for early detection of postoperative dysfunction implying the need for consecutive therapeutic interventions. Here, we assessed circulating liver metabolites of the cholesterol pathway, amino acids and acylcarnitines and evaluated their(More)
BACKGROUND The liver plays a key role in amino acid metabolism. In former studies, a ratio between branched-chain and aromatic amino acids (Fischer's ratio) revealed associations with hepatic encephalopathy. Furthermore, low concentrations of branched-chain amino acids were linked to sarcopenia in literature. Encephalopathy and sarcopenia are known to(More)
Profiling amino acids and acylcarnitines in whole blood spots is a powerful tool in the laboratory diagnosis of several inborn errors of metabolism. Emerging data suggests that altered blood levels of amino acids and acylcarnitines are also associated with common metabolic diseases in adults. Thus, the identification of common genetic determinants for blood(More)
  • 1