Amylase in the lung.

  title={Amylase in the lung.},
  author={Makoto Otsuki and Hosai Yuu and Masahiro Maeda and Syuji Saeki and Tomio Yamasaki},
  volume={39 4},
Although elevated amylase levels in serum, pleural fluid, and extracts of tumor tissue in primary lung cancer have been reported, electrophoretic and column-chromatographic studies have not revealed the ectopic production of amylase but have merely shown an increase of amylase activity of chiefly the salivary type in these materials. The present study was designed to make clear the nature of the amylase or amylase-like substance in the serum, pleural fluid and tumor extracts, and to determine… CONTINUE READING

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