Origin of Enzymes in Urine

  • H. Mattenheimer
  • U. Burchardt


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.


Seminal Plasma High Molecular Mass Seminal Fluid Lower Urinary Tract Infection Plasma Enzyme 
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  • U. Burchardt

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