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08 May 2023: Clinical Research

Evaluation of the One-Hour C-Propionate Breath Test in 49 Patients from a Single Center in Japan to Detect Vitamin B Deficiency

Yosuke Sasaki ABCDEFG* , Takahiro Sato BDF , Tadashi Maeda BDFG , Fumiya Komatsu BCD , Naoyuki Kawagoe BC , Tsunehiko Imai ACDF , Tomoyuki Shigeta BF , Naoyasu Kashima B , Yoshihisa Urita ABDFG

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.940238

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940238

Figure 1 Propionate metabolism and measuring principle of the propionate breath test. Vitamin B12 functions as a coenzyme of methylmalonyl-CoA mutase in the conversion from L-methylmalonyl-CoA to succinyl-CoA in propionate metabolism. TCA – tricarboxylic acid.

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Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750
Medical Science Monitor eISSN: 1643-3750