CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, vol.42, no.7-8, pp.578-583, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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Title of Journal :
Folic acid, Homocysteine, Ischemic stroke, Methylmalonic acid, Vitamin B-12, FOLIC-ACID, FOLATE-DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN-B-12 DEFICIENCY, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHY, COBALAMIN DEFICIENCY, PLASMA HOMOCYSTEINE, SERUM COBALAMIN, OLDER PERSONS, RISK
Objectives: Vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency are common, especially in people aged 55 or over, and accompanied by elevated methylmalonic acid (MMA) and homocysteine concentrations. The aims of the study were to investigate the relationship between serum vitamin B-12, homocysteine, folate, erythrocyte folate and urinary MMA in patients with ischemic stroke, and to develop a simple screening HPLC method for the measurement of urinary MMA.