Homocysteine metabolism in diabetes.

  title={Homocysteine metabolism in diabetes.},
  author={Enoka P Wijekoon and Margaret E. Brosnan and John T. Brosnan},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={35 Pt 5},
An increase in the plasma level of Hcy (homocysteine), an intermediate in the catabolism of methionine, has been identified as a risk factor for many diseases including CVD (cardiovascular disease). CVD is the major cause of death in patients with diabetes mellitus. Therefore the study of Hcy metabolism in diabetes mellitus has been a major focus of current research. Studies conducted in our laboratory were able to show that in both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes with no renal complications, the… CONTINUE READING


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