Plasma and liver carnitine status of children with chronic liver disease and cirrhosis


Selimoğlu M. A. , Aydogdu S. , Yagci R., Huseyinov A. , HUSEYİNOV A.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.43, no.4, pp.391-395, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2001.01423.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.391-395
  • Keywords: carnitine, cirrhosis, liver, plasma, Wilson's disease, DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES

Abstract

Background: Carnitine is an essential cofactor in the transfer of long-chain fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane for oxidation. As its synthesis is performed in the liver, alterations in carnitine metabolism is expected in liver diseases, especially in cirrhosis.