Glutamine and glutaminase in blood.

  title={Glutamine and glutaminase in blood.},
  author={J K Bruton and Frank L. Iber},
  journal={Clinical chemistry},
  volume={2 6},
R.ECENTLY THE NEED of a method for the determination of glutamine and glutaminase in the blood and urine of humans led to the evaluation and adaptation of a single system for both. Methods of glutamine assay available depend on the determination of the ammonia liberated by mild hydrolysis with dilute hydrochloric, sulfuric, or trichioroacetic acid, or alkali, heat at neutral pH, or the action of the specific enzyme, glutaminase (1). Other methods measure the decreased reactivity with nitrous… CONTINUE READING