We measured a tubular brush-border enzyme (alanine aminopeptidase, AAP) and a lysosomal hydrolase (N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase, NAG) in morning urines from 15 healthy normal subjects to check if different storage times and temperatures could modify enzyme concentrations. Short-term (24 h) storage time at room temperature or 4 degrees C does not affect AAP and NAG activities. Both enzymes are well preserved at -70 degrees C. AAP dramatically falls after 1 month at -20 degrees C, lowering to about 8% of the initial value after only 4 days of storage. On the contrary, NAG is well preserved at these storage conditions. Centrifugation has revealed not critical for measurement of these two enzymes.
|Autori:||Matteucci E; Gregori G; Pellegrini L; Navalesi R; Giampietro O|
|Titolo:||How can storage time and temperature affect enzymic activities in urines?|
|Anno del prodotto:||1991|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|