Origin of Enzymes in Urine

  • H. Mattenheimer
  • U. Burchardt

Abstract

Although it is now undisputed that renal tissue is the main source of most enzymes in the urine, some other potential sources should be considered: blood plasma, blood cells, bacteria, epithelium of the urinary tract, and seminal fluid. A classification of diagnostically relevant urinary enzymes according to their origin and handling by the kidney is given in Table 1.

Keywords

Permeability Filtration Albumin Lactate Alanine 

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  • U. Burchardt

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