Several lysosomal enzymes (β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase, β-D-glucuronidase, α-D-galactosidase, β-D-galactosidase, α-D-glucosidase, β-D-glucosidase, α-L-fucosidase and α-D-mannosidase) were determined in the serum of 54 non-insulin-dependent diabetics with different degrees of metabolic control and without complications and in 18 non-insulin-dependent diabetics with complications. The serum levels of β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase, β-D-glucuronidase, α-D-galactosidase, and α-D-mannosidase were significantly (p<0.01) higher in the diabetics without complications. The levels of β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase and β-D-glucuronidase were inversely proportional to the degree of metabolic control, in a statistically significant manner. Moreover the levels of these enzymes decreased to normal values during a 2-month period of controlled oral hypoglycemic drug-diet therapy resulting in metabolic compensation. The presence of complications was indicated by a further increase of serum β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase and β-D-glucuronidase; however the portion of lysosomal enzyme activities due to complications remained unchanged after controlled therapy aimed at compensating the metabolism. The conclusion is drawn that in non-insulin-dependent diabetics, as already shown for insulin dependent-diabetics, serum lysosomal enzymes, especially β-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminidase and β-D-glucuronidase, are good intraindividual indicators of the metabolic control of the disease.
SERUM ENZYMES OF LYSOSOMAL ORIGIN AS INDICATORS OF THE METABOLIC CONTROL IN NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETICS / G. GOI, A. LOMBARDO, A. FABI, A. BURLINA, G. SEGALINI, E. GUAGNELLINI, G. TETTAMANTI. - In: ACTA DIABETOLOGICA LATINA. - ISSN 0001-5563. - 24:4(1987), pp. 331-340.
|Titolo:||SERUM ENZYMES OF LYSOSOMAL ORIGIN AS INDICATORS OF THE METABOLIC CONTROL IN NON-INSULIN-DEPENDENT DIABETICS|
GOI, GIANCARLO (Primo)
LOMBARDO, ADRIANA (Secondo)
TETTAMANTI, GUIDO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Metabolic control; Non-insulin-dependent diabetes; Serum lysosomal enzymes|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/12 - Biochimica Clinica e Biologia Molecolare Clinica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1987|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02742966|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|