protein deficiency


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protein deficiency

reduced ingestion or inadequate digestion of dietary protein and/or essential amino acids, or excess elimination of protein due to compromised renal function; the patient shows poor healing, compromised immunity and peripheral oedema
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Genomic and mutational analysis of the mitochondrial trifunctional protein [beta] subunit (HADHB) gene in patients with trifunctional protein deficiency.
Molecular and phenotypic heterogeneity in mitochondrial trifunctional protein deficiency due to [beta]-subunit mutations.
c) High-lysine seed corn, being hybrid, could vastly increase next year's corn production as well as nearly double the amount of protein in the corn available to feed those with protein deficiency.
Photo: Kwashiorkor caused by a protein deficiency is a fatal disease for children.
In fact, protein deficiency is related to many of the risk factors associated with aging, including fatigue, suppressed immune functions, anemia and a host of other conditions.
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Protein deficiency is usually associated with remote disasters such as Third World famine, but the problem is now manifesting in the affluent, health-conscious West.
Thankfully, most of us in the UK eat enough protein, but Yara Cristma D'Avella, nutritionist at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition, says protein deficiency is a growing problem.
The Company's gene therapy technology, known as Transkaryotic Therapy(TM), is focused on the commercialization of non-viral, ex vivo gene therapy products for the long-term treatment of chronic protein deficiency states.
Transkaryotic believes that its gene therapy system is well-suited to the treatment of chronic protein deficiency states such as hemophilia, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.
Transkaryotic believes that its gene therapy system is well suited to the treatment of chronic protein deficiency states such as hemophilia, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.
He said the protein deficiency, which may be caused by virus infections in the brain, could be prevented or treated by a new kind of drugs.