ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Tips from 16 Years Sick

Fibromyalgia Fare Fit for All Seasons

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Diabetes

Essential Oils — An Effective and Healthy Option to Treat Headaches

Antioxidant treatment could halt neurodegeneration in early Parkinson's

Higher vitamin D levels associated with less severe disease in NAFLD patients

Krill Oil: Make This Omega-3 Supplement Part of Your Health Regimen

How zinc helps fight esophageal cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Black Cohosh

Low vitamin D levels predict ED in diabetics

 
Print Page
Email Article

Serum nucleotide pyrophosphohydrolase activity; elevated levels in osteoarthritis, calcium pyrophosphate cyrstal deposition disease, scleroderma, & fibromyalgia (FM)

  [ 12 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Cardenal A, Masuda I, Ono W, Haas AL, Ryan LM, Trotter D, McCarty DJ • www.ProHealth.com • November 2, 1998


OBJECTIVE: Quantification of serum nucleotide
pyrophosphohydrolase (NTPPHase) activity in healthy subjects
and in patients with various rheumatic diseases or with
quad/hemiplegia, hemodialysis, or renal transplant.

METHODS:
Colorimetric assay of enzyme activity in serum.

RESULTS: Serum
NTPPHase activity in 85 healthy subjects was independent of
age or sex and was highly reproducible in each individual. The
biologic and methodologic coefficients of variation were
nearly identical. Elevated enzyme levels were found in sera
from patients with osteoarthritis/spondylosis, calcium
pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition,
scleroderma, fibromyalgia, or hemodialysis. Renal transplant
patients receiving cyclosporine had the highest enzyme
activity of any group, whereas transplant patients not taking
this drug had normal levels. Histograms of values in all
groups showed a normal distribution.

CONCLUSION: Serum
NTPPHase activity levels were significantly elevated in
patients with degenerative arthritis whether or not CPPD
crystals were present, in patients with either scleroderma or
fibromyalgia, and in patients receiving hemodialysis therapy
or taking cyclosporine.




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Vitamin D3 Extreme™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life
Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function Breakthrough Form of Magnesium Enhances Memory and Cognitive Function

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map