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Homocysteine

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http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=778

Homocysteine is a non-protein aminoacid which must be biosynthesized from methionine.

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Plasma, Serum, Urine

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Hyperhomocysteinemia is related to endothelial injury [1], as it is involved in degradation and inhibition of formation of collagen, elastin and proteoglycans. Hyperhomocysteinemia can be treated with vitamins supplementation. Higher HCY levels in men and in the elderly.

1. Jin L et al. Homocysteine induces endothelial dysfunction via inhibition of arginine transport. J Physiol Pharmacol. 2007, 58(2):191-206.

Hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with death after stroke. Its association with long-term disability is not clear.No clear association has been found between homocysteine levels and aetiological classification of ischemic stroke



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