Jan 1, 1976

Alkaline phosphatase, arylsulfatase and beta-glucuronidase in saliva of cyclic women

International Journal of Fertility
K G Boyer, J T France

Abstract

Levels of the enzymes alkaline phosphatase, arylsulfatase, and beta-glucuronidase have been measured in whole unstimulated saliva samples collected daily during normal menstrual cycles. The cellular content of the saliva has been shown to be a major source of the three enzymes. The enzymes were found to have peak maximum levels of activity during the periovulatory -hase of the cycle. This observation can be attributed to the presence of increased numbers of exfoliated cells from the oral mucosa resulting from the pre-ovulatory estrogen stimulus to cell proliferation.

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Alkaline Phosphatase
Exo-beta-D-Glucuronidase
Ultrasonics (Sound)
Saliva
Pseudo Arylsulfatase A
Actidione
Sulfatases

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