Increased levels of immunoreactive plasma renin substrate during infectious peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.

@article{Metsrinne1988IncreasedLO,
  title={Increased levels of immunoreactive plasma renin substrate during infectious peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis.},
  author={Kaj P Mets{\"a}rinne and Frej Y Fyhrquist and Carola Gr{\"o}nhagen-Riska},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1988},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={411-4}
}
1. Renin substrate (RS) and certain serine protease inhibitors share structural homology. Previous studies have shown that RS may be an acute-phase protein. 2. This prospective study was carried out to monitor plasma RS and other components of the renin-angiotensin system and acute-phase proteins during infectious peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. 3. RS was measured by both an enzymatic assay and a direct radioimmunoassay. An enzymatic assay measures intact… CONTINUE READING