A new method for determining serum amylase inhibitor: a possible role in the pathogenesis of pancreatic inflammation

Tuzhilin, S.A.; Dreiling, D.A.

Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine new York 49(1): 29-30


ISSN/ISBN: 0027-2507
PMID: 6178018
Accession: 004596399

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In serum, amylase exists in free active form and is bound with an amylase inhibitor. Dilution of whole serum or incubation with a proteolytic enzyme, such as trypsin, dissociates the complexed amylase and increases measured amylase activity. A method of determining amylase inhibitor activity is proposed. Low serum amylase activity is frequently associated with high inhibitor activity and visa versa.