Treatment with lactose (galactose)-restricted and medium-chain triglyceride-supplemented formula for neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency.

Abstract

Citrin plays a role in the transfer of NADH-reducing equivalent from cytosol to mitochondria as part of the malate-aspartate shuttle in liver. Citrin deficiency may cause an impairment of glycolysis due to an increase in the cytosolic NADH/NAD ratio leading to an energy shortage in the liver. Mutations of the SLC25A13 gene are responsible for neonatal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/8904_2011_42

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