Background and Objectives The level of gamma glutamye transpeptidase (GGTP or GGT) is especifically increased in alcoholic liver diseases with biliary obstruction. There are many other diseases where alterations in the level of GGTP are noted. Hence, the study was aimed to estimate the level of GGTP in smokers and congestive cardiac failure (CCF) patients along with total cholesterol (TC). Material and Methods 35 each clinically diagnosed CCF patients, smokers and normal healthy male subjects were included in the study. GGTP was estimated by enzymatic colorimetric method and total cholesterol by cholesterol oxidase peroxidase method using P-800 chemistry antoanalyser. Statistical analysis was done using ANOVA. Results The GGTP and TC levels were significantly (p<0.001) increased in the both CCF patients and smokers but increase is more significant in CCF patients. Conclusion GGTP can be used as a potential biomarker along with total cholesterol in cardiovascular diseases especially CCF because of their direct relationship with the indication of atherogenesis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 01-04-2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health