Role of cysteine and glutathione in HIV infection and other diseases associated with muscle wasting and immunological dysfunction

@article{Droge1997RoleOC,
  title={Role of cysteine and glutathione in HIV infection and other diseases associated with muscle wasting and immunological dysfunction},
  author={Wulf Dröge and Eggert Holm},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={11},
  pages={1077 - 1089}
}
The combination of abnormally low plasma cystine and glutamine levels, low natural killer (NK) cell activity, skeletal muscle wasting or muscle fatigue, and increased rates of urea production defines a complex of abnormalities that is tentatively called “low CG syndrome.” These symptoms are found in patients with HIV infection, cancer, major injuries, sepsis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and to some extent in overtrained athletes. The coincidence of these… Expand
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