Influence of Scurvy and Lathyrism (Odoratism) on Hydroxyproline Excretion Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • SINCE nearly all the hydroxyproline in the body is found in collagen, it has been suggested1-3 that abnormal amounts of hydroxyproline may be excreted in conditions which alter the metabolism of collagen. The availability of a specific and relatively simple method for analysing hydroxyproline in urine4 encouraged us to measure hydroxyproline excretion in scurvy and lathyrism (odoratism), two experimental conditions known to affect collagen. © 1961 Nature Publishing Group.

author list (cited authors)

  • MARTIN, G. R., MERGENHAGEN, S. E., & PROCKOP, D. J.

citation count

  • 47

publication date

  • September 1961

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