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Plasma carnosinase deficiency in patients with urea cycle defects

Authors
Journal
Clinica Chimica Acta
0009-8981
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
61
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0009-8981(75)90317-4
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract A complete absence of plasma carnosinase activity was observed in a series of patients with proven urea cycle defects. This finding could not be explained by age of patients, low protein intake, or inhibition of the enzyme by glutamine or carbamyl phosphate.

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