[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The concentration of adenine (ATP, ADP, AMP) and pyridine (NADP+, NADPH, NAD+, NADH) nucleotides in the erythrocytes of subjects affected by solid tumors was evaluated using a method which allows their simultaneous extraction and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatographic analysis. The results showed a lower level of ATP in the erythrocytes of subjects affected by solid tumors, whereas no significant modifications were observed in the other compounds. In fact, the mean value of ATP in these subjects was 27% lower than that of normal adults. This fact is discussed in relation to other enzymatic and metabolic modifications previously observed in red blood cells.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A significant increase of HK activity in the red blood cells of subjects suffering from differentiated adenocarcinoma has been found. HK could be used as a possible marker of adenocarcinoma and its clinical use is considered in the present work.
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[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: A study of hexokinase isozymic pattern and age dependence of the enzyme was carried out on erythrocytes of 4 patients with adenocarcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract. On the basis of our results, we think that the increase in hexokinase activity previously reported and the increase in both subtypes (Ia and Ib) of the enzyme herein described are not due to a mean younger red cell population caused by secondary anemia, which is frequently present in cancer patients.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: In the present work we found a significant increase of erythrocyte HK activity in subjects suffering from differentiated adenocarcinoma. Some erythrocyte enzymatic activities (such as HK, PK, G-6-PD, 6-PGD, PHI and GR) in the red blood cells of 96 subjects, of which 55 were healthy or with noncancerous pathology and 41 had malignant tumors, are considered. Evident modification was shown only for the HK, which together with PFK and PK are limiting steps of glycolysis.