Time-dependent changes in the plasma amino acid concentration in diabetes mellitus

Taiga Mochida, Takayuki Tanaka, Yasuko Shiraki, Hiroko Tajiri, Shirou Matsumoto, Kazutaka Shimbo, Toshihiko Ando, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Masahiro Okamoto, Fumio Endo

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We investigated longitudinal change in the amino acid (AA) profile in type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) using AKITA mice, which develop DM as a result of insulin deficiency. The plasma concentrations of valine, leucine, isoleucine, as well as the total branched chain amino acids, alanine, citrulline and proline, were significantly higher in the diabetic mice. We show that the degree and timing of the changes were different among the plasma amino acid concentrations (pAAs) during the development of type 1 DM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)406-409
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Genetics and Metabolism
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Endocrinology


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