Plasma α-amino-n-butyric acid/leucine ratio in alcoholics

J. D. Jones, R. M. Morse, R. D. Hurt

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Abstract

Fasting free amino acid concentrations in plasma of 20 control and 18 alcoholic subjects were compared in an attempt to validate previous reports that the molar ratio of α-amino-n-butyric acid/leucine (A/L ratio) is a marker for alcoholism. We were unable to confirm the observations of either altered α-amino-n-butyric acid or leucine concentrations or an increased A/L ratio in alcoholic subjects, and we conclude that the A/L ratio is not a biochemical marker for alcoholism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages3
JournalAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume5
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1981

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Plasma α-amino-n-butyric acid/leucine ratio in alcoholics. / Jones, J. D.; Morse, R. M.; Hurt, R. D.

In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1981, p. 363-365.

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Jones, JD, Morse, RM & Hurt, RD 1981, 'Plasma α-amino-n-butyric acid/leucine ratio in alcoholics', Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 363-365.
Jones, J. D. ; Morse, R. M. ; Hurt, R. D. / Plasma α-amino-n-butyric acid/leucine ratio in alcoholics. In: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 1981 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 363-365.
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