Metabolism of Homocysteine and its Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease

@article{Aguilar2004MetabolismOH,
  title={Metabolism of Homocysteine and its Relationship with Cardiovascular Disease},
  author={Bernardo Ortega Aguilar and Julio C{\'e}sar Rojas and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Collados},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={75-87}
}
Hyperhomocysteinemia, or the rise of plasmatic homocysteine levels above 15 μg/dL, is accepted nowadays as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease in men and women. Homocysteine (Hcy) is a non-protein forming aminoacid (aa) derivated from the loss of the methyl group, found within methionine. Methionine regenerates by retrieving the methyl radical from 5-methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) creating tetrahydrofolate (THF) which will then regenerate to 5-MTHF through the action of… CONTINUE READING
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