Serum B-N-acetyl hexosaminidase levels in rats with experimental acute pancreatitis, small-bowel ischemia, and small-bowel obstruction

E. Scapa, J. Sayfan, N. Ashkenazi, S. Orda, J. Eshchar, R. Orda

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Abstract

B-N-acetyl hexosaminidase (B-NAH), a lysosomal hydrolase, was measured in the blood of rats with induced acute pancreatitis, massive small-bowel ischemia, and small-bowel closed-loop obstruction. B-NAH was not significantly elevated within 24 h after induction of the above conditions. This suggests that B-NAH is not an acute phase reactant in a severe acute abdominal catastrophe, such as those mentioned above. Some rats showed an extremely high level of B-NAH, and this may imply a fatal prognosis in such animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-56
Number of pages4
JournalResearch in Experimental Medicine
Volume192
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1992

Keywords

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • B-NAH
  • Bowel ischemia
  • Closed-loop obstruction small bowel

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