Oxidation of Carbon-14 Labeled Galactose by Subjects with Congenital Galactosemia

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Science  13 Apr 1962:
Vol. 136, Issue 3511, pp. 150-151
DOI: 10.1126/science.136.3511.150


Galactose-1-C14 oxidation was studied in eight individuals with congenital galactosemia. Although two of these subjects fulfilled the usual diagnostic criteria for this disorder, they oxidized the intravenously administered sugar to C14O2 in a nearly normal fashion.