carbohydrate-deficient transferrin

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carbohydrate-deficient transferrin



A serum protein used as a clinical marker of occult alcohol abuse. Frequent heavy use of alcohol depletes transferrin of carbohydrate moieties that are normally attached to it.
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Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, gamma-glutamyltransferase, and macrocytic volume as biomarkers of alcohol problems in women.
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and chronic alcohol ingestion in subjects with transferrin CD-variants.
Insufficient standardization of a direct carbohydrate-deficient transferrin immunoassay.
Should we use carbohydrate-deficient transferrin instead of [gamma]-glutamyltransferase for detecting problem drinkers?
Toward standardization of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) measurements; I, Analyte definition and proposal of a candidate reference method.
To quantify serum carbohydrate-deficient transferrin, we used the commercial %CDT TIA set, which principally measures asialo-, monosialo-, and disialoTf instead of the absolute CDT values (U/L) obtained from a CDTect test.
Objective diagnosis of chronic alcohol abuse--determination of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) with capillary electrophoresis.
Sensitivity and specificity of carbohydrate-deficient transferrin in drinking experiments and different patients.
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin and [gamma]-glutamyl transferase levels during disulfiram therapy.
Carbohydrate-deficient transferrin (CDT) measured by capillary zone electrophoresis (CZE), particularly asialo-transferrin (TO, is purported to better differentiate between excessive and moderate drinkers than does CDT measured by turbidimetric immunoassay (TIA) (1, 2).

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