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Titel: Cobalamin analogues in humans: a study on maternal and cord blood.
Datum: 15-04-13


Haptocorrin (HC) carries cobalamin analogues (CorA), but whether CorA are produced in the body is unknown. All cobalamins (Cbl) to the foetus are delivered by the Cbl-specific protein transcobalamin (TC), and therefore analysis of cord serum for CorA may help to clarify the origin of CorA.


HC-CorA were quantified in paired samples of cord serum from newborns and serum from mothers (n = 69).


The CorA-concentration was higher in cord serum (median = 380, range: 41-780 pmol/L) than in serum from the mothers (median = 160, range: 64-330 pmol/L), (p<0.0001). HPLC-analysis showed CorA-peaks with retention times of 13.5, 14,5 and 16.5 min in samples from both the mother and cord serum. The peak with retention time 16.5 min constituted 24% (mother) and 45% (cord serum) of the total amount CorA, and eluted as does dicyanocobinamide.


Our results support that CorA in the human body are derived from Cbl.

Autoren: Hardlei Tore Forsingdal, Obeid Rima, Herrmann Wolfgang, Nexo Ebba
Publikation: PloS one 2013;8(4):e61194
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