Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 114–118 | Cite as

Polymorphonuclear leukocytic sialic acid and sialidase activity in obesity

  • Raj K. Das
  • M. G. Muddeshwar


The level of sialic acid in the obese polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) was found to be significantly reduced as compared to normal. Activity of sialic acid degrading enzyme, sialidase, was found to be increased in the obese state. Restoration in both sialic acid content and sialidase activity was also evidenced in the PMNL of treated obese patients.

Key Words

Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes (PMNL) Sialic acid Obesity Sialidase 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raj K. Das
    • 1
  • M. G. Muddeshwar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryGovernment Medical College NagpurNagpurIndia

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