Article Text

PDF

Increased myofibrillar protein catabolism in Duchenne muscular dystrophy measured by 3-methylhistidine excretion in the urine.
  1. R O McKeran,
  2. D Halliday,
  3. P Purkiss

    Abstract

    Myofibrillar protein catabolic rate was calculated in seven patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy from the amount of 3-methylhistidine excreted in the urine, and found to be over three times that found in a control series when expresses as the percentage of myofibrillar protein catabolised per day. It is suggested that measurement of myofibrillar protein catabolic rate may add a useful parameter in the study of muscle disorders.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.