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Studies on the Endogenous Production of Oxalate in Man

  • B. Nordenvall
  • L. Backman
  • L. Larsson
Conference paper

Abstract

Interest in oxalate metabolism has increased because of its importance in urinary stone formation. Oxalate is a metabolic endproduct in man and is excreted in the urine1. The two main precursors of oxalate are glyoxylic acid2 and ascorbic acid3. Serine is a minor precursor4. Glycine is thought to be the most important precursor of glyoxylic acid5. Glycine and ascorbic acid each contribute about 40% of the urinary excretion. Intestinal absorption is reported to be less than 10% of the ingested amount6.

Keywords

Total Parenteral Nutrition Glyoxylic Acid Oxalate Excretion Gastric Retention Urinary Oxalate Excretion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Nordenvall
    • 1
  • L. Backman
    • 1
  • L. Larsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Surgery, Karolinska Institute at Danderyd Hospital and Dept. of Clinical ChemistryUniversity HospitalSweden

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