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 DeficiencyYosuke 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
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.