Changes in plasma amino acids during sobriety in alcoholic patients with and without liver disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Plasma amino acid profiles of alcoholic subjects without clinically apparent liver disease, alcoholic patients with biopsy-proven alcoholic hepatitis, and nonalcoholic controls were compared. Differences in the plasma aminograms of alcoholic subjects with and without liver disease appear to be due predominantly to differences in liver function whereas differences in plasma amino acid levels between the alcoholic subjects and nonalcoholic controls may be related to inadequate dietary-protein intake and pyridoxine deficiency in the alcoholic groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diehl, AM; Mitchell, MC; Herlong, HF; Potter, JJ; Wacker, L; Mezey, E

Published Date

  • October 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 453 - 460

PubMed ID

  • 3766432

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9165

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/ajcn/44.4.453


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States