Jan 1, 1976

Gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase in the rat liver after portacaval shunt

Pediatric Research
J P ColomboJ Bircher

Abstract

Gamma-Glutamyltranspeptidase (GGTP) activity was studied in livers of rats submitted to an end-to-side portacaval shunt (PCS) and in developing animals. To correlate the evolution of the enzymatic activity measured in vitro, histochemical techniques were used to localize enzyme activity in liver tissue. The GGTP activity in the adult rats was low and amounted to 2.0 +/- 0.1 mumol/min/g. During fetal development the enzyme activity rose beginning on the 15th gestational day from 630 +/- 97 to 1,058 +/- 20 on the first postnatal day. Then the values declined and reached nearly adult values from the 10th postnatal day. After PCS the GGTP activity exhibited a three- to sixfold increase (130 +/- 69 to 371 +/- 131) as compared with unoperated adult controls (53 +/- 13). the highest levels corresponded to those observed between the 3rd and 5th postnatal day in the developing rats. The histochemistry of GTTP in the fetal and newborn liver showed a regular distribution of the enzyme as a fine deposit in the hepatocytes throughout the whole tissue. Ten days after birth the activity was low, at the same level as in the adult rat. In the period after PCS hepatocytes began to show signs of enzymatic activity at the periphery of the hepatic ...Continue Reading

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Fetal Development Aspects
Ggt1
Lobule
Gamma-glutamyl transferase
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase Measurement
Histocytochemistry
Enzyme Activity
Liver Parenchyma
Blood Enzyme Activity (Lab Test)
Enzymatic Activity [MoA]

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