Muscle protein breakdown in premature human infants.

@article{Ballard1989MusclePB,
  title={Muscle protein breakdown in premature human infants.},
  author={F. John Ballard and Ross R. Haslam and Jennifer Burgoyne and Frank M Tomas},
  journal={Revisiones sobre biologia celular : RBC},
  year={1989},
  volume={21},
  pages={
          445-57
        }
}
Muscle protein breakdown in premature human infants can be quantified from the urinary excretion ratio of 3-methylhistidine (3MH) to creatinine. Only single urine samples are needed and no prior treatment of the infant is required. Use of this procedure over the past 10 years has established that rates of muscle protein breakdown increase rapidly in response to stress, infection or inadequate nutrition and return to normal once successful treatment has been achieved. Higher rates are also… CONTINUE READING