Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes in feline serum ...

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Title Alkaline phosphatase isoenzymes in feline serum using an agarose gel alkaline phosphatase kit method
Author(s) Barbara S. Horney, A. J. Farmer, A. MacKensie, D. J. Honor, S. Buczkowski
Journal Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research = Revue Canadienne de Recherche Veterinaire
Date 1992
Volume 56
Issue 4
Start page 373
End page 375
Abstract Total serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity is the product of the combined activity of isoenzymes from a number of tissue sources. In this study, a commercially available kit for electrophoretic separation of ALP isoenzymes in an agarose gel was used to separate ALP isoenzymes in feline tissue extracts and serum. Five separate bands of ALP activity were identified. These bands were numbered 1 to 5 with band 1 having the most anodal migration. The tissue of origin corresponding to the migration position of the isoenzymes are as follows: Band 3 was the liver isoenzyme, band 4 was the bone isoenzyme and ALP isoenzymes of both intestine and kidney migrate in the position labelled band 5. Band 1 appears to be related to albumin and does not represent true ALP activity. The tissue source of band 2 (a and b) was not identified. Serum ALP activity of mature, healthy cats is primarily of liver origin. Immature cats (< 1 year of age) have a greater proportion of the bone isoenzyme in the serum.

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