Adenosine deaminase activity and zinc levels in the serum of patients with diabetes mellitus


Turkal R., Bahadir G., Doventas Y. E. , HAKLAR G. , ŞİRİKÇİ Ö. , Koldas M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.41, no.6, pp.423-429, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/tjb-2016-0137
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.423-429

Abstract

Objective: Adenosine deaminase (ADA) specifically catalyzes the deamination of adenosine which has been proved to play an important role in modulation of insulin action on glucose metabolism. Zinc is an essential micronutrient that is directly involved in the physiology of insulin and may be an important agent to activate the ADA. We aimed to evaluate serum ADA activity, zinc levels and the relationship between these two parameters in diabetes mellitus.