Diagnostic and prognostic value of the urinary excretion of beta-aminoisobutyric acid in patients with urinary bladder cancer

Abstract

Urinary excretion of beta-aminoisobutyric acid (BAIB), was determined in 28 active and 12 inactive bladder cancer patients. Mean excretion of BAIB was higher in active cancer patients-187.8 mg/24 hours whereas it was 120.4 mg/24 hours in inactive cancer patients. The increased BAIB excretion in both disease groups was independent of tumour stage. BAIB appears to be a useful diagnositic aid in the assessment of bladder cancer patients.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02868415

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@article{Gupta2008DiagnosticAP, title={Diagnostic and prognostic value of the urinary excretion of beta-aminoisobutyric acid in patients with urinary bladder cancer}, author={Renu Gupta and Krishnankutty Nair Ramachandran and Monika and J. S. Chowhan}, journal={Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry}, year={2008}, volume={11}, pages={59-61} }