Acid phosphatase.

  title={Acid phosphatase.},
  author={M O Henneberry and George Engel and John T. Grayhack},
  journal={The Urologic clinics of North America},
  volume={6 3},
Acid phosphatase is a ubiquitous lysosomal enzyme that hydrolyses organic phosphates at an acid pH. Although the postpuberteral prostatic epithelial cell contains a uniquely high concentration of acid phosphatase, cellular components of bone, spleen, kidney, liver, intestine, and blood also contain this enzyme. The discovery that prostatic carcinoma cells often retain a high concentration of acid phosphatase characteristic of the normal postpubertal gland led to the recognition of the first… CONTINUE READING

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