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Doctor insights on: Cellulase Enzyme Function

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Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Substrate name for lipase enzyme?

Olive oil: At least that's what we used for assays when i was doing a lot of clinical chemistry. Today kitmakers sell you "lipase substrate" which the physician need only do quality control on. I suspect it's olive oil. ...Read more

Enzyme (Definition)

An enzyme causes the transformation of a compoond to another compound. In living structures, it is the transformation of a protein to another form. An example is from an inactive state ...Read more


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Will copegus (ribavirin) treatment increase liver enzyme levels?

Will copegus (ribavirin) treatment increase liver enzyme levels?

Copegus/liver enzyme: Some people may get worsening of liver functions including elevation of enzymes, bilirubin, brown urine and yellow eyes and medication has to be stopped immediately. ...Read more

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What is impaired liver enzymes?

What is impaired liver enzymes?

Usually liver cell: Injury. Liver enzymes are elevated whenever there is injury to liver cells. Common causes are alcohol intake, hepatitis c infection and side effects of medications. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Which liver function test indicates viral hepatitis?

Hepatitis Panels: Liver function tests are not really used to diagnose viral hepatitis, but elevated ast, alt, ggt, alkaline phos, bili can indicate "something" is wrong and needs evaluation::. Hepatitis panels for anti-bodies, core anti-bodies, and antigens for each of the different types of hepatitis (a, b, c, etc.) are used to indicate whether viral hepatitis is present and the severity/length of the infection. ...Read more

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How to increase diamine oxidase enzyme in body?

How to increase diamine oxidase enzyme in body?

I guess: the answer is SWALLOW it (One of the many "nutritional" treatments for disease which are UNPROVEN (not proven by objective medical studies) this time for histamine mediated (or thought to be histamine mediated) disorders like MIGRAINE headaches. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Will 2000mg of nicotonic acid increase liver enzymes?

Yes, but: Nicotinic acid which is niacin (Vitamin B3) can cause brief elevations in liver enzymes in some people which can resolve and pose no problem in most. Here is a detailed discussion on the subject: http://livertox.nih.gov/Niacin.htm ...Read more

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Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Can glutamic acid decarboxylase antibody be reduced in the body?

Glutamic acid decarb: Not that I am aware of. There are two forms of this enzyme coincidentally and the antibody is felt to be an autoimmune response to predict Insulin requirement in early type one diabetics. ...Read more

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Does vat/low temp pasteurization denature/inactivate the enzyme phosphatase in milk?

Homework?: Is this a homework question? You will find the answer here. http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/metabolomics/enzyme-explorer/analytical-enzymes/alkaline-phosphatase.html more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alkaline_phosphatase http://www.milkfacts.info/Milk%20Composition/Protein.htm ...Read more

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Do digestive enzyme supplements causes elevation of AST? AST 65 ,Alt normal range

Do digestive enzyme supplements causes elevation of AST? AST 65 ,Alt normal range

No: Look for a different cause. Why is the person taking the supplements in any case? Adult-onset cystic fibrosis is one cause of both pancreatic insufficiency and elevated liver enzymes in some cases. ...Read more

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What role does alkaline phosphatase play in liver function tests?

What role does alkaline phosphatase play in liver function tests?

Non specific: It is 1of the tests done 4 liver function. Also present in kidneys placenta and bone. So as a stand alone test it is not real helpful. In combination with other tests it can b more specific 4 the liver. As a stand alone it could b related 2 bone tumor, paget's disease of bone or renal disease .If elevated and the liver=cause. Hepatitis bile duct obstruction drug toxicity as tylenol (acetaminophen) or etoh abuse. ...Read more

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What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme ALT (sgpt) level?

What natural therapies can reduce my elevated liver enzyme ALT (sgpt) level?

Don't mess w/ liver: There are 2 kinds of liver enzyme abnormalities--that signal disease of the liver cells or of the bile ducts.Abnormal liver tests may reflect fatty liver, too much alcohol, toxic exposure, occupational exposures, lot's of viral infections, metabolic problems, familial liver diseases, problems with gallbladder, bile ducts, & pancreas. What are you treating with "natural therapy"? Best to find out! ...Read more

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Which one of these enzymes are in gastric juices: amylase, protease, trypsin?

Trypsin: Protease is a general term of any enzyme that breaks down proteins and includes, trypsin, and chymotrypsin. ...Read more

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Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol? GGT levels or SGPT or SGOT levels..

Sir which high enzyme levels indicate significant liver damage due to alcohol?  GGT levels or SGPT  or SGOT levels..

SGOT / SGPT: These are better markers for damage. SGPT 38, SGOT 28 are not concerning though they're higher than most young men's. Some men run a high GGT even if they don't drink and this shouldn't be taken as proving anything. If you're drinking daily, this might be a good time to cut way back -- who really needs to be doing this? ...Read more

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Enzyme inducers & enzyme inhibitors, what are these?

Biochemistry enzymes: One induces and other inhibits action of enzyme. Great Wikipedia question. If you have never heard of it always go there first before coming here. ...Read more

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Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Is the hepadiet supplement helps to reduce high liver enzymes caused by liver metastatic cancer.This supplement includes artichoke leves- milk thistle?

Don't spend too much: I'm sorry i can't offer you more. A concoction of milk thistle (which has failed most scientific testing for liver disease) and artichoke leaves and other cheap vegetables appeals to the imagination and emotion of people who are desperate. And there's no reason to treat a lab value. Enjoy what time you have, and if the metastases are troublesome (often they aren't), perhaps local rx can help. ...Read more