PMID: 708891Nov 13, 1978Paper

Creatine kinase in human erythrocytes: a newly detected genetic anomaly

H ArnoldR Beckmann


In a family of Italian origin, we found four members with a considerable activity of creatine kinase inside their erythrocytes. All other clinical and hematological findings were normal. The enzyme anomaly seems to be inherited in the autosomal mode. The creatine kinase CK) activity in freshly drawn blood was about 12 U/g Hb. The activity was higher in young red cells than in older ones. Studies with specific antibodies against human CK isoenzymes revealed the CK activity in the probands' red cells to be due to about 90% to the BB-isoenzyme normally found in brain and nerve tissue. The presence of CK in the erythrocytes does not seem to have any consequences for the energy metabolism of the cells. Creatine concentration was slightly elevated, but creatine phosphate could not be detected.


Feb 8, 1975·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·E Jockers-Wretou, G Pfleiderer
Sep 27, 1975·British Medical Journal·H ZellwegerA Antinik
Apr 23, 1970·The New England Journal of Medicine·J N Mork
Nov 22, 1965·Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications·D M DawsonN O Kaplan
Aug 15, 1966·Klinische Wochenschrift·D Busch, K Pelz
Mar 1, 1967·British Journal of Haematology·W J Griffiths, M Fitzpatrick
Apr 3, 1962·Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications·H J HOHORSTH BARTELS

Related Concepts

Macro-Creatine Kinase

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Evolution of Pluripotency

Pluripotency refers to the ability of a cell to develop into three primary germ cell layers of the embryo. This feed focuses on the mechanisms that underlie the evolution of pluripotency. Here is the latest research.

Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection

Lipidomics can be used to examine the lipid species involved with pathogenic conditions, such as viral associated inflammation. Discovered the latest research on Lipidomics & Rhinovirus Infection.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within the membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease in genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research on Alzheimer's disease and MS4A.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disease characterized by unexplained disabling fatigue; the pathology of which is incompletely understood. Discover the latest research on chronic fatigue syndrome here.

Torsion Dystonia

Torsion dystonia is a movement disorder characterized by loss of control of voluntary movements appearing as sustained muscle contractions and/or abnormal postures. Here is the latest research.

Generating Insulin-Secreting Cells

Reprogramming cells or using induced pluripotent stem cells to generate insulin-secreting cells has significant therapeutic implications for diabetics. Here is the latest research on generation of insulin-secreting cells.

Central Pontine Myelinolysis

Central Pontine Myelinolysis is a neurologic disorder caused most frequently by rapid correction of hyponatremia and is characterized by demyelination that affects the central portion of the base of the pons. Here is the latest research on this disease.

Epigenome Editing

Epigenome editing is the directed modification of epigenetic marks on chromatin at specified loci. This tool has many applications in research as well as in the clinic. Find the latest research on epigenome editing here.