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Am J Physiol. 1993 Aug;265(2 Pt 1):E230-5.

Correction of acidosis in humans with CRF decreases protein degradation and amino acid oxidation.

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Department of Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The effect of correction of acidosis in chronic renal failure (CRF) was determined from the kinetics of infused L-[1-13C]leucine. Nine CRF patients were studied before (acid) and after two 4-wk treatment periods of sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) and sodium chloride (NaCl) (pH: acid 7.31 +/- 0.01, NaHCO3 7.38 +/- 0.01, NaCl 7.30 +/- 0.01). Leucine appearance from body protein (PD), leucine disappearance into body protein (PS) and leucine oxidation (O) decreased significantly with correction of acidosis (PD: acid 122.4 +/- 6.1, NaHCO3 88.3 +/- 6.9, NaCl 116.2 +/- 9.1 mumol.kg-1.h-1, acid vs. NaHCO3 P < 0.01, NaHCO3 vs. NaCl P < 0.01, acid vs. NaCl NS; PS: acid 109.4 +/- 5.6, NaHCO3 79.0 +/- 6.3, NaCl 101.3 +/- 7.7 mumol.kg-1.h-1, acid vs. NaHCO3 P < 0.01, NaHCO3 vs. NaCl P < 0.01, acid vs. NaCl NS; O: acid 13.0 +/- 1.2, NaHCO3 9.2 +/- 0.9, NaCl 15.0 +/- 1.9 mumol.kg-1.h-1, acid vs. NaHCO3 P < 0.05, NaHCO3 vs. NaCl P < 0.01, acid vs. NaCl NS). There were no significant changes in plasma amino acid concentrations. These results confirm that correction of acidosis in chronic renal failure removes a potential catabolic factor.

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