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Chitotriosidase Activity in the Blood Serum and Organs of Mice of Various Strains under the Influence of Chitin.
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PMID:  23330086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Mouse chitotriosidase cleaving chitin belongs to the family of mammalian chitinases, whose biological functions are poorly understood. Chitotriosidase activity in mouse serum was shown to be much higher than in humans. The following interstrain differences were revealed in mouse chitotriosidase activity: GR>C57Bl/6>BALB/c>A/Sn>CBA. Chitotriosidase activity in CBA mice was lowest and practically did not differ from that in C3H/He and ICR mice. No sex-related differences were found in enzyme activity. Hybrids of opposite strains CBA and C57Bl/6 were characterized by dominant inheritance of this sign (elevated activity of chitotriosidase in the serum). Intragastric administration of chitin in a single dose of 100 mg/kg was followed by a decrease in chitotriosidase activity in the lungs, but not in the blood serum and homogenate of gastric cells from CBA mice. These data indicate that intragastric administration of chitin does not induce chitotriosidase in mice.
A A Monoszon; M S Cherkanova; A B Duzhak; T A Korolenko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bulletin of experimental biology and medicine     Volume:  154     ISSN:  1573-8221     ISO Abbreviation:  Bull. Exp. Biol. Med.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372557     Medline TA:  Bull Exp Biol Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng; rus     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Physiology, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia.
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