Effect of acute clinical stress on the levels of hexosamine in serum and its excretion in urine.

@article{Boas1955EffectOA,
  title={Effect of acute clinical stress on the levels of hexosamine in serum and its excretion in urine.},
  author={N F Boas and Alfred Jay Bollet and Joseph J. Bunim},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1955},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={782-9}
}
The total serum hexosamine 2 level is elevated in many unrelated chronic diseases (1, 2), and in experimental animals following acute injury (3, 4). It is not clear whether this elevation is due to increased production, diminished utilization or merely a shift of tissue hexosamines into the circulation. Since the activity of the adrenal glands is increased in many of these conditions of acute and chronic stress, the role of the adrenal cortex iti sontrclling serum hexosamine levels has been… CONTINUE READING