PMID: 108991Jun 1, 1979

Utilization of D-methionine during total parenteral nutrition in postsurgical patients

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
K J PrintenL D Stegink


Utilization of intravenously administered D-methionine was measured by morbidly obese subjects fed parenterally after elective gastric bypass surgery. Five patients were infused with a 25% glucose--4.25% amino acid solution containing DL-methionine, and four were treated with a 25% glucose--3.5% amino acid solution containing only L-methionine. Mean (+/- SD) total daily methionine excretion was 0.06 +/- 0.04 mmoles (of 28 +/- 4 mmoles infused) in patients treated with the L-methionine containing solution, and was 15.2 +/- 4.2 mmoles/day (of 45.2 +/- 5 mmoles DL-isomer infused) in patients treated with the DL-methionine containing solution. In these latter patients, 90 to 98% of the excreted methionine was the D-isomer. The data indicate 64 +/- 23% of infused D-methionine is excreted in the urine. Four patients excreted between 70 to 85% of infused D-methionine in the urine, but one patient excreted only 35 to 55%, suggesting better utilization. Plasma methionine levels were higher (9.9 +/- 1.9 mumoles/100 ml) in patients infused with solutions containing DL-methionine than those infused with the L-methionine solution (4.5 +/- 1.0 mumoles/100 ml). In the former case, 49% of plasma methionine was the D-isomer. The data indicate p...Continue Reading


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