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Lung transplantation in cystic fibrosis normalizes essential fatty acid profiles.
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PMID:  23102588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) can be a devastating disease. Disorders in essential fatty acid state are increasingly reported and various supplementation trials have been performed in an attempt to improve outcomes. However, the mechanisms leading to these disturbances remain elusive. We wanted to investigate the role of the diseased CF lung on fatty acid profiles. METHODS: We compared fatty acid profiles in patients with CF after lung transplantation (n=11) to age-matched healthy controls and homozygous F508del patients (n=22 each). RESULTS: Compared to healthy controls, in patients with CF, there are decreased levels of docosahexaenoic, linoleic and arachidonic acid and increased levels of mead acid. In patients that underwent a lung transplantation, levels of docosahexaenoic, linoleic and arachidonic acid were normal. Mead acid did not decrease significantly. CONCLUSIONS: The diseased CFTR deficient lung is a major determinant in the disturbed fatty acid profile in CF.
Peter Witters; Lieven Dupont; François Vermeulen; Marijke Proesmans; David Cassiman; Pierre Wallemacq; Kris De Boeck
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cyst. Fibros.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128966     Medline TA:  J Cyst Fibros     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Paediatrics, University hospitals Leuven, Kathollieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Liver Facility, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:
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