Plasma amino acid profiles of breast cancer patients early in the trajectory of the disease differ from healthy comparison groups Journal Articles uri icon

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  • This study describes and compares fasting plasma amino acid profiles of breast cancer patients near the initiation of chemotherapy with those of healthy age- and body mass index-matched females (HM), as well as young healthy females (HY). Breast cancer patients had significantly greater glutamate and histidine concentrations and significantly lower threonine concentrations compared with HM and HY females independent of protein or caloric intake. These differences may be related to metabolic perturbations associated with the disease.


  • Barnes, Tyler
  • Bell, Kirsten
  • DiSebastiano, Katie M
  • Vance, Vivienne
  • Hanning, Rhona
  • Russell, Caryl
  • Dubin, Joel A
  • Bahl, Mala
  • Califaretti, Nadia
  • Campbell, Carolyn
  • Mourtzakis, Marina

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  • June 2014