N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) as the most sensitive marker of tubular dysfunction for monitoring residents in non-polluted areas.

@article{Moriguchi2009NacetylbetaDglucosaminidaseA,
  title={N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) as the most sensitive marker of tubular dysfunction for monitoring residents in non-polluted areas.},
  author={Jiro Moriguchi and Yoshiro Inoue and Sigetosi Kamiyama and Masaru Horiguchi and Katsuyuki Murata and Sonoko Sakuragi and Yoshinari Fukui and Fumiko Ohashi and Masayuki Ikeda},
  journal={Toxicology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={190 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Alpha(1)-microglobulin (alpha(1)-MG), beta(2)-microglobulin (beta(2)-MG) and N-acetyl-beta-D-glucosaminidase (NAG) are tubular dysfunction markers often used in cadmium (Cd) epidemiology. The purpose of the present study was to identify the best maker among the above-referred three that correlates most closely with Cd in urine of residents with no known Cd pollution. Survey was conducted in 2007-2008 in three prefectures in Japan. Adult women, 2163 in total, participated in the survey; they… CONTINUE READING