K. Rambabu

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Chronic ethanol administration to rats was shown to result in a significant increase of hepatic and serum GGT activities, contrasting to the decreased levels observed in pancreas, intestine, brain, and kidney by the new alcock regimen method. The kinetics of rat GGT synthesis and degradation in vivo among the different sources after chronic ethanol(More)
BACKGROUND Transnasal endoscopic repair has become the treatment of choice for most anterior cranial and all sphenoid sinus breaches. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the results of endoscopic management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea in a tertiary care center in South India. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective analysis of 40 consecutive(More)
The changes in the levels of GGT activity in various body fluids, ESR, SF-protein concentration, and SF-WBC count were determined in 59 RA patients and 18 control subjects. The SF-GGT and UGGT were markedly elevated in all RA patients investigated. The increase of SF-GGT is more pronounced than UGGT. The observation of comparable levels of SGGT in RA(More)
A comparative study on the biochemical parameters in hydatid cyst fluids of sheep, goats, camels, cattle and human cystic forms of Echinococcus granulosus has been made in Libya. Quantitative variations in the levels of sodium, potassium, calcium, cholesterol, glucose, urea, creatinine and gamma glutamyl transpeptidase (gamma GT) were found in the cystic(More)
Variations in the levels of serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) were measured in control subjects and in 39 adult primary idiopathic hypothyroidism (PIH) patients. The serum GGT activity was low in PIH patients compared to that of control subjects. A more significant correlation was found between serum GGT and T3 (r = 0.766) but not with T4 (r =(More)
Both the high molecular weight and the low molecular weight variants of urinary Y-glutamyl transpeptidase, displayed transpeptidase (pH optimum 8.6) and autotrans-peptidase (pH optimum 9.4) activities. Iodoacetamide inhibited the transpeptidase activity more efficiently than the autotranspeptidase activity with respect to both variants of Y-glutamyl(More)
A simple and rapid method suitable for clinical laboratories, for the removal of the inhibitors in urine of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase activity, using an ion-retardation resin, is described. Gel chromatography of urine resulted in appreciable loss of the enzyme activity. Freezing at -5 degrees C and thawing, did not affect the activity of the enzyme.(More)