The Uricosuric Action of Protein in Man

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 122A)


The influence of dietetic measures on uric acid metabolism was repeatedly investigated (1,2,3,6). In our studies we were able to show that intravenously administered amino acids display a definite uricosuric effect (5). Our aim was then to investigate whether the uric acid metabolism can also be affected under oral application of purine free protein by modifying the dietary protein portion.


Uric Acid Serum Uric Acid Level Uric Acid Concentration Uric Acid Excretion Formula Diet 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Abteilung für Stoffwechsel und Ernährung in der Medizinischen Klinik mit PoliklinikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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