Dec 1, 1975

Diamine oxydase in rabbit small intestine: separations from a soluble monoamine oxidase, properties and pathophysiological significance in intestinal ischemia

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J KuscheW Lorenz


From all mammals investigated so far only in rabbits diamine oxidase could not be detected in any tissue except the gut. Thus this species was chosen for studying the physiological and pathophysiological function of this enzyme in the gastrointestinal tract. By gel filtration on Sephadex G 50 and G 200 the enzyme was purified 100-fold, separated from a soluble monoamine oxidase, and the properties of the two enzymes were determined. Diamine oxidase from rabbit small intestine deaminated putrecine (Km = 1.3 times 10(-4) M, pH-optimum 6.4-6.9) and histamine (Km = 8 times 10(-5) M, pH-optimum 7.5), but not serotonin, and was inhibited by aminoguanidine, but not by pargyline. Soluble monoamine oxidase from rabbit small intestine catabolized serotonin (Km = 1.8 times 10(-4) M, pH-optimum 8.8) but not putrescine and histamine, and was inhibited by pargyline, but not by aminoguanidine. Based on its properties in vitro intestinal diamine oxidase could inactivate the vasoactive biogenic amine histamine in vivo. To confirm this hypothesis, in rabbits the small intestine was damaged severely by inducing total intestinal ischemia, which occurs as mesenteric infarction also in human subjects and is accompanied by histamine release. Treatmen...Continue Reading

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Histamine Measurement
Enzymes, antithrombotic
Serotonin Measurement
Entire Gastrointestinal Tract
Small Intestinal Wall Tissue
Monoamine Oxidase [PK]
Monoamine Oxidase

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