Urinary excretion of N-acetyl-S-allyl-L-cysteine upon garlic consumption by human volunteers

@article{Rooij1996UrinaryEO,
  title={Urinary excretion of N-acetyl-S-allyl-L-cysteine upon garlic consumption by human volunteers},
  author={B. M. de Rooij and Pieter J. van den Boogaard and D. A. Rijksen and Jan N. M. Commandeur and Nico P E Vermeulen},
  journal={Archives of Toxicology},
  year={1996},
  volume={70},
  pages={635-639}
}
  N-Acetyl-S-allyl-L-cysteine (allylmercapturic acid, ALMA) was previously detected in urine from humans consuming garlic. Exposure of rats to allyl halides is also known to lead to excretion of ALMA in urine. ALMA is a potential biomarker for exposure assessment of workers exposed to allyl halides. It is not known whether garlic consumption can lead to urinary concentrations of ALMA which may interfere with biological monitoring of exposure to allyl halides by determination of urinary ALMA… CONTINUE READING