Collagenase activity in colonic mucosa during inflammatory bowel disease.

Abstract

A simple test for collagenase activity was performed on colonic mucosa specimens of 35 patients with inflammatory bowel disease, 7 patients with carcinoma of the colon, 3 with benign polyps, and 34 normal subjects. Increased collagenase activity was present in 94.2% of the specimens taken from the inflamed mucosa and 71.4% of those obtained from colonic carcinoma, as compared to 8.8% of the control group.

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@article{Horowitz1987CollagenaseAI, title={Collagenase activity in colonic mucosa during inflammatory bowel disease.}, author={Irving Louis Horowitz and G Wellisch and Nurit Levy and Eugene Cohen}, journal={Clinical biochemistry}, year={1987}, volume={20 2}, pages={79-80} }