Pancreatic α- and β-Cell Function and Metabolic Changes during Oral L-Alanine and Glucose Administration: Comparative Studies between Normal, Diabetic and Cirrhotic Subjects

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HATTORI, TADAKAZU; HOTTA, NIGISHI; OHARA, KIYOJI; SHINODA, HIROSHI; KUNIEDA, TAKEHIDE; NOMURA, TAKAHIDE; KAKUTA, HIRONOBU; TAMAGAWA, TATSUO; SAKAMOTO, NOBUO;
(1989)
  • Publisher: Nagoya University School of Medicine
  • Journal: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science,volume 51,issue 1-4,pages7-16 (issn: 0027-7622)
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  • Subject: L-Alanine oral loading | Lactate | Glucagon | Molar ratio of insulin/glucagon

The present study investigated whether or not, in addition to the oral glucose tolerance test, oral alanine loading was a useful diagnostic tool for hormonal and metabolic diseases. Fifty g of L-alanine was administered orally in 14 normal, 12 diabetic, and 8 liver cirr... View more
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