[Lactate dehydrogenase isozymes in skeletal muscle of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

@article{Torres2009LactateDI,
  title={[Lactate dehydrogenase isozymes in skeletal muscle of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].},
  author={Sonia H. Torres and Mar{\'i}a Montes de Oca and Eduardo Loeb and Priva Zabner-Oziel and Valentina Wallis and N. Ortega Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Archivos de bronconeumologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={75-80}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES In patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels in skeletal muscles are normal or tend to be elevated; on exercise, these levels increase more rapidly than in individuals without COPD. As it is likely that concentrations of LDH isozymes LDH(4) and LDH(5) are elevated in such patients, we measured those isozymes in peripheral muscle of patients with COPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eighteen patients with COPD and 10… CONTINUE READING