Dopamine-beta-hydroxylase activity in serum of patients with hepatic damage

Ruth Rabinowitz, Amos D. Korczyn, Yechiel Eshel, Iulia Rubinstein

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1. 1. The activity of dopamine-beta-hydroxylase (DBH) was assayed in the serum of 102 patients, mostly with varying degrees of hepatic dysfunction. 2. 2. DBH activity was not elevated in those with liver disorder and did not correlate with serum bilirubin, transaminase, lactic dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase or creatine phosphokinase. 3. 3. It is concluded that the liver is not necessarily involved in the inactivation of DBH.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-553
Number of pages3
JournalProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 1979


  • Dopamine-beta-hydroxylase
  • hepatic dysfunction
  • sympathetic activity


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