Homocysteine metabolism and the oxidative modification of proteins and lipids.

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Altered homocysteine metabolism is implicated as a pathogenic factor in atherogenesis, neoplasia, and aging. Hereditary enzymatic deficiencies and nutritional deficiencies of folate, pyridoxine, or cobalamin are associated with elevated blood homocysteine, accelerated atherosclerosis, and manifestations of aging. The failure of malignant cells to metabolize… (More)

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