Comparison of polymorphonuclear- and lymphocyte-rich tuberculous pleural effusions.
Lleida, Spain. In Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, Jan 2013
Compared with those whose pleural fluid was predominantly lymphocytic, these patients showed a higher yield of mycobacteria in culture of sputum (50% vs. 25%, P = 0.03) and pleural fluid (50% vs. 10%, P < 0.01) on solid media, as well as higher pleural adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels (80 vs. 62 U/l, P = 0.02) at the expense of both ADA1 and ADA2 isoenzymes.
[Adenosine deaminase: isoenzymes ADA1 and ADA2].
In Pol Merkur Lekarski, 1997
The isoenzymes ADA1 and ADA2 of the enzyme adenosine deaminase (ADA 18.104.22.168) deaminate mainly two nucleotides: adenosine and 2'-deoxyadenosine, molecules with many effects on human cells.