Cysteamine inhibition of [15N]-glycine turnover in cystinosis and of glycine cleavage system in vitro.


In order to clarify the hyperglycinemic effect of cysteamine treatment in children with nephropathic cystinosis, we measured [15N]-glycine turnover in three affected patients. Administration of cysteamine lowered the glycine flux and the glycine metabolic clearance rate but did not alter the glycine pool size. Formation of [15N]-serine from [15N]-glycine… (More)