Amino acids as substrates in children with growth hormone deficiency and hypoglycemia

Stephen Lafranchi, N. R M Buist, B. Jhaveri, H. Klevit

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Abstract

In order to investigate the role of amino acid (AA) substrates in the hypoglycemia associated with human growth hormone (hGH) deficiency, we measured 12-hour fasting blood glucose and total quantitative AA concentrations in 11 children with hGH deficiency during three study periods: (1) before hGH replacement; (2) after 12 months of hGH treatment; and (3) after discontinuation of hGH for three months. The results were compared to studies in 16 control subjects. Fasting blood glucose concentrations were significantly (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-264
Number of pages5
JournalPediatrics
Volume68
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1981

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Lafranchi, S., Buist, N. R. M., Jhaveri, B., & Klevit, H. (1981). Amino acids as substrates in children with growth hormone deficiency and hypoglycemia. Pediatrics, 68(2), 260-264.