Dichi I1, Dichi JB, Papini-Berto SJ, Angeleli AY, Bicudo MH, Rezende TA, Burini RC.
Nutrition. 1996 Jul-Aug;12(7-8):519-23.In five male cirrhotic patients (Child A) and in four age- and sex-matched healthy control subjects, whole-body protein turnover was measured using a single oral dose of 15N-glycine as a tracer and urinary ammonia as end product. Subjects were studied in the fasting and feeding state, with different levels of protein and energy intake. The patients were underweight and presented lower plasma transthyretin and retinol-binding protein levels. Read More