The lactate dehydrogenase activity and isoenzyme pattern of normal and hypokinetic human tendons

E. Vándor, L. Józsa, B. J. Bálint

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Abstract

The LDH specific activity and the LDH isoenzyme pattern of eleven pairs of different normal tendons were compared with hypokinetic tendons. The LDH specific activity of hypokinetic tendons was 13-66% of the specific activity of normal tendons. The isoenzyme pattern of hypokinetic tendons altered in such a way that - with one exception - the ratio of LDH-5 and LDH-4 decreased and the ratio of LDH-1, LDH-2, and LDH-3 increased and, as a consequence, the amount of the M subunit decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Physiology and Occupational Physiology
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1982

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Keywords

  • Human
  • Hypokinetic
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase
  • Tendon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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