[Activity of enzymes of glutathione metabolism and regulation by cAMP in human tumors].

Abstract

Tumors were studied in 38 patients, tissues located far away from tumor being used as control. Breast and stomach tumors revealed relatively high levels of glutathione reductase, glutathione-S-transferase (I) and, particularly, gamma-glutamyl transferase (II). The said changes were not observed in colorectal tumors. Gamma-glutamyl transferase (II) may be used as a marker for breast and stomach malignancies in man but it is not a universal and absolutely specific marker for all tumors. The activity of glutathione peroxidase (III) either did not change or decreased. The activating effect of cAMP on III and I remained generally unchanged in all tumors studied.

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@article{Kolesnichenko1987ActivityOE, title={[Activity of enzymes of glutathione metabolism and regulation by cAMP in human tumors].}, author={L. S. Kolesnichenko and Iu A Dykhno and N. S. Mantorova and A M Kanevskiĭ and Leonid A. Shapiro}, journal={Voprosy onkologii}, year={1987}, volume={33 3}, pages={45-50} }