Postheparin plasma diamine oxidase in subjects with small bowel mucosal atrophy

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Diamine oxidase (DAO) is an enzyme whose low plasma values are enhanced by an intravenous injection of heparin, which releases the enzyme from the enterocytes of the villous tips. In 20 normal controls and 15 untreated subjects affected with an overt malabsorption syndrome and subtotal atrophy shown by Crosby jejunal mucosa biopsy (12 suspected celiac… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01297059

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