Document Detail

Postnatal changes in blood S-adenosylmethionine concentration. Some observations in hyaline membrane disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  687695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The blood concentration of S-adenosylmethionine in 18 premature neonates affected by hyaline membrane disease did not differ from that found in a control group of healthy premature newborns. However, these values are higher than those found in full-term infants: this fact suggests that the methionine cycle is active in both the fetus and premature neonate with consequent conservation of homocysteine sulfur. These data provide ancillary evidence in support of the hypothesis that in premature babies cyst(e)ine is an essential amino acid. The concentration of S-adenosylmethionine reaches its lowest level 30 days after birth and then stabilizes at the age of 2--5 months with blood levels similar to those of the normal adult.
F F Rubaltelli; G Stramentinoli; M L Chiozza; O S Saia; F Cantarutti
Related Documents :
18351405 - Pentavalent human-bovine (wc3) reassortant rotavirus vaccine in special populations: a ...
15335655 - Perinatal death as a consequence of fetal stabbing: was it murder?
11066035 - Trigonocephaly in rabbits with familial interfrontal suture synostosis: the multiple ef...
17325635 - Sense of coherence (soc) and styles of coping with stress in women after premature deli...
7422165 - Prophylactic transfusions in pregnant patients with sickle hemoglobinopathies: benefit ...
15751925 - United arab emirates national newborn screening programme: an evaluation 1998-2000.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biology of the neonate     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0006-3126     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol. Neonate     Publication Date:  1978  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-11-29     Completed Date:  1978-11-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247551     Medline TA:  Biol Neonate     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Gestational Age
Hyaline Membrane Disease / blood*
Infant, Newborn
S-Adenosylmethionine / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Quantification of intrauterine malnutrition.
Next Document:  The effects of aflatoxin B1 on rat fetal lung lipids.