Albumin, transferrin and the thyroxine-binding prealbumin/retinol-binding protein (TBPA-RBP) complex in assessment of malnutrition.

@article{Ingenbleek1975AlbuminTA,
  title={Albumin, transferrin and the thyroxine-binding prealbumin/retinol-binding protein (TBPA-RBP) complex in assessment of malnutrition.},
  author={Yves Ingenbleek and H G Van den Schrieck and P P de NAYER and M de Visscher},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={1975},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={61-7}
}
A comparative study of the level of 4 plasma proteins in malnutrition shows that albumin has low sensitivity, transferrin has intermediate and the TBPA-RBP complex has the highes sensitivity to an alteration in the nutritional status. According to protein and/or iron deficiency, the synthesis of trnasferrin seems to be submitted to contradictory impulses which partially invalidates this test as a reliable index for estimating protein depletion alone. On the contrary, the components of the TBPA… CONTINUE READING