Jan 1, 1975

Leucocyte energy metabolism. V. Glycolytic and hexose monophosphate shunt enzymes in leucocytes from adults and newborn infants

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J FreiM Fornerod-Brandenberger

Abstract

The activities of ATP-consuming and ATP-producing steps of the Embden-Meyerhof pathway, as well as other glycolytic enzymes (phosphoglucomutase and enolase) and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase are lower in leucocytes from cord blood than in white cells from adults. These results are related to previous observations (reduced anaerobic glycolysis and nitroblue tetrazolium-test in leucocytes from newborn infants) and discussed in connection with the fact that newborn infants are more susceptible to infections than normal adults.

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Pentose Phosphate Pathway
Enzymes, antithrombotic
Phosphoglycerate KINASE
Accessory Atrioventricular Bundle
Energy Metabolism
White Blood Cell Count Procedure
Phosphoglucomutase
Glucosephosphate Dehydrogenase
Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase Measurement, Quantitative
Hexokinase 2

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