Alteration in plasma free amino acid levels and its association with gout

@inproceedings{Mahbub2017AlterationIP,
  title={Alteration in plasma free amino acid levels and its association with gout},
  author={M. H. Mahbub and Natsu Yamaguchi and Hidekazu Takahashi and Ryosuke Hase and Hiroki Amano and Mikiko Kobayashi-Miura and Hideyuki Kanda and Yasuyuki Fujita and Hiroshi Yamamoto and Mai Yamamoto and Shinya Kikuchi and Atsuko Ikeda and Naoko Kageyama and Mina Nakamura and Yasutaka Ishimaru and Hiroshi Sunagawa and Tsuyoshi Tanabe},
  booktitle={Environmental health and preventive medicine},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Studies on the association of plasma-free amino acids with gout are very limited and produced conflicting results. Therefore, we sought to explore and characterize the plasma-free amino acid (PFAA) profile in patients with gout and evaluate its association with the latter. METHODS Data from a total of 819 subjects (including 34 patients with gout) undergoing an annual health examination program in Shimane, Japan were considered for this study. Venous blood samples were collected… CONTINUE READING