Nov 1, 1976

Serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase and physical exercise

Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
G Haralambie

Abstract

The immediate and delayed influence of exercise of variable type, duration and intensity on the serum gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase activity (gamma-GT) has been examined in athletes and untrained persons. The possible effects of exercise-induced changes in other parameters (plasma free glutamate, serum triglyceride, haemoconcentration) on the measured postexercise serum gamma-GT have been discussed, partly on the basis of our own experimental data. It appears that neither exercise itself, nor any one of the above mentioned factors (excepting a slight, transient effect of haemoconcentration after brief, intensive exertion) have noticeable influence on serum gamma-GT. Determinations of this enzyme for diagnostic purposes are therefore likely to be used without regard to acute and chronic exercise history in man.

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