Correlation of serum levels of adenosine deaminase activity and its isoenzymes with disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis


SARI R. A., TAYSI S., YILMAZ Ö., BAKAN N.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.21, no.1, pp.87-90, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-90
  • Keywords: rheumatoid arthritis, adenosine deaminase, isoenzymes, SYSTEMIC-LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS, CYTIDINE DEAMINASE, LEUKEMIA, PATTERN
  • Erzincan Binali Yildirim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective. Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is involved in purine metabolism and plays a significant role in the mechanisms of the immune system. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the activity of total ADA (tADA) and isoenzymes ADA1 and ADA2 and clinical activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).