Serum adenosine deaminase activity in brain tumours

S. Manjula, A. Raja, S. N. Rao, A. R. Aroor, A. Rao

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Abstract

Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity in serum was estimated in 86 patients with intracranial tumours and 40 healthy volunteers. Although high ADA concentrations in biological fluids and tumour tissues were observed in several neoplastic conditions, there was no significant difference in the ADA in sera of brain tumour patients when compared to the control values. Therefore, cell-mediated immunity probably does not play a significant role in brain tumours.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-151
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Volume121
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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Manjula, S., Raja, A., Rao, S. N., Aroor, A. R., & Rao, A. (1993). Serum adenosine deaminase activity in brain tumours. Acta Neurochirurgica, 121(3-4), 149-151. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01809267