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5'-nucleotidase and adenosine deaminase activities in blood of patients with unstable angina pectoris.

  title={5'-nucleotidase and adenosine deaminase activities in blood of patients with unstable angina pectoris.},
  author={Maria Kopff and I Zakrzewska and J Fuchs-Kalinowska and Jennifer Klem and Małgorzata Strzelczyk and S Puczkowski},
  volume={28 4},
During ischaemia and hypoxia adenosine is released from cardiac cells. Adenosine is the end product of 5'-nucleotidase activity. We were interested in how this enzyme activity in plasma of patients with unstable angina pectoris, causes short-term ischaemia. 5'-Nucleotidase activity in plasma was determined using a standard diagnostic kit from Sigma. Furthermore, we studied the activity of adenosine deaminase in plasma, granulocytes, lymphocytes and erythrocytes by the methods of Hopkinson [1… 
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