Serum cytosolic beta-glucosidase elevation and early ischemic injury to guinea pig small intestine.


BACKGROUND The lack of an early, sensitive marker for intestinal ischemia has led to delay in diagnosis and worsended outcome for patients with acute onset of this condition. Our preliminary studies revealed that guinea pig cytosolic beta-glucosidase (CBG) is expressed predominantly in the small intestine, with lower levels in the liver and pancreas and… (More)