Urinary excretion of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric acid in the diabetic condition.


Urinary levels of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaric acid (HMG) were measured by gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) after an extraction with tetrahydrofuran in normal rats, streptozotocin-diabetic rats and starved rats. The analysis was also carried out in the urine of three diabetic patients after suspending the insulin treatment. Detectable amounts of HMG are… (More)


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