Homocysteine Disulphides and Vascular Disease

Abstract

The total plasma concentration of homocysteine is a marker of this amino acid's atherogenic potential. However, the homocysteine pool exists almost entirely as oxidized homocysteine equivalents (OHcyE), composed of homocystine and cysteine-homocysteine disulphides (20-30%), and protein-bound disulphide (70-80%). We have noticed that the total concentration… (More)
DOI: 10.3233/DMA-2009-0649

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