Metabolism of amino acids in cats with severe cobalamin deficiency.

TitleMetabolism of amino acids in cats with severe cobalamin deficiency.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsRuaux CG, Steiner JM, Williams DA
JournalAmerican journal of veterinary research
Date Published2001 Dec
KeywordsAmino Acids, Animals, Cat Diseases, Cats, Cystathionine, Cysteine, Female, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Homocysteine, Immunoassay, Male, Methionine, Methylmalonic Acid, Statistics, Nonparametric, Vitamin B 12, Vitamin B 12 Deficiency

To validate an automated chemiluminescent immunoassay for measuring serum cobalamin concentration in cats, to establish and validate gas chromatography-mass spectrometry techniques for use in quantification of methylmalonic acid, homocysteine, cysteine, cystathionine, and methionine in sera from cats, and to investigate serum concentrations of methylmalonic acid, methionine, homocysteine, cystathionine, and cysteine as indicators of biochemical abnormalities accompanying severe cobalamin (vitamin B12) deficiency in cats.

Alternate JournalAm. J. Vet. Res.