Hyperhomocysteinemia and Thrombosis: An Overview (Report)

Hyperhomocysteinemia and Thrombosis: An Overview (Report)

Homocysteine is a sulfur-containing amino acid absent in naturally occurring dietary sources. It is closely related to the essential amino acid methionine and to cysteine. Butz and Du Vigneaud (1) described the formation of homocystine from treating methionine with concentrated acid. Homocysteine is a metabolic intermediary in transmethylation and transsulfuration reactions. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM), an intermediary […]