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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1985;19(2): 141-149.
A Study of beta-glucuronidase and Lactic Dehydrogenace Activities in the Neoplastic Tissue of Stomach Carcinoma.
Hee Kyung Chang, Sun Kyung Lee
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea.
ABSTRACT
To observe whether the measurement of enzyme activity has any critical role in assesment of diagnostic value, beta-glucuronidase and lactic dehydrogenase activities in neoplastic tissue of stomach were compared with those in the stomach at the stomach mucosa at the antrum and body which was uninvolved by tumor. And then activities of those enzymes were also compared with differentiated and undifferentiated carcinomas. The stomach tested were obtained by gastrectomy in Pusan National University Hospital during the months from March to June in 1983. The results were summarized as follows: 1) beta-glucuronidase activity in the neoplastic tissue of stomach was higher than that in the antral and body mucosa, and this enzyme activity in the antral mucosa with intestinal metaplasia was higher than that in the body mucosa of stomach. 2) Lactic dehydrogenase activity in the neoplastic tissue of stomach was similar to that in the antral mucosa with intestinal metaplasia, and was higher than that in the body mucosa of stomach. 3) Acitivities of both enzymes in the neoplastic tissue of differentiated carcinoma were slightly higher than that of undifferentiated one, but did not found statistically significant difference. 4) In the neoplastic tissue of the stomach there was no significant correlation between beta-glucuronidase and latic dehydrogenase activities. Above results support that the measurement of gastric juice enzymes is useful in the diagnosis of stomach carcinoma and may be of value in the identification of high-risk groups.