creatine kinase


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creatine kinase

[¦krē·ə‚tēn ′kī‚nās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme of vertebrate skeletal and myocardial muscle that catalyzes the transfer of a high-energy phosphate group from phosphocreatine to adenosine diphosphate with the formation of adenosine triphosphate and creatine.
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Simultaneously separation of serum creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase isoenzymes by ion-exchange column chromatography.
INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: AVICENA GROUP, CREATINE, CREATINE KINASE, PROTEINS, CREATINE TRANSPORTER DEFECT, MENTAL RETARDATION, X-CHROMOSOME LINKED DISEASES
Compared with other enzyme tests for myocardial infarction diagnosis, creatine kinase has the advantage of earlier increases, higher sensitivity, and higher specificity.
Creatine Kinase is a critical component in the generation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the basic source of energy for the body.
Myoglobin and creatine kinase isoenzyme MB mass assays: intermethod behaviour of patient sera and commercially available control materials.
c) INR, International Normalized Ratio; aPTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; CK, creatine kinase; CK-MB, creatine kinase MB isoenzyme; NT-proBNP, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide; LH, luteinizing hormone; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase; GGT, [gamma]-glutamyltransferase; P-amylase, pancreatic amylase; CRP, C-reactive protein; [beta]-hCG, [beta]-human chorionic gonadotropin; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone; and [FT.
The patients were among the first 20 studied in an ongoing double-blind, crossover trial of patients who experience muscle aches while on statin therapy "These patients provided convincing evidence that their myopathy with normal creatine kinase is due to statins," Dr.
This panel is intended for the in vitro measurement of creatine kinase, creatinine, glucose, potassium, total carbon dioxide, urea nitrogen and sodium in whole blood, plasma or serum.
Mitochondria are the main site of phosphocreatine synthesis in tissues with the creatine kinase system (Saks et al.
Analyses showed elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) (368 mg/L), creatine kinase (269 IU/L), and lactate dehydrogenase (1,149 IU/L).
Hydroxymethylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (statins) have been shown to cause dose-dependent myotoxicity, manifesting as myalgia, weakness, asymptomatic creatine kinase (CK) elevation, or rhabdomyolysis with or without renal failure.
An elevated level of serum creatine kinase, which is monitored as part of a standard cardiac panel, is the best indication of rhabdomyolysis.