acid phosphatase


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acid phosphatase

[′as·əd ′fäs·fə‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme in blood which catalyzes the release of phosphate from phosphate esters; optimum activity at pH 5.
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Significance of 'high' acid phosphatase activity in the serum of normal children.
Characterization of monoclonal antibodies specific to human tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase.
Interferences in the direct kinetic determination of acid phosphatase activity [Letter].
Tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase as a serum marker of bone-resorption.
McLachlan KD (1980) Acid phosphatase activity of intact roots and phosphorus nutrition in plants.
The tartrate-resistant purple acid phosphatase of bone osteoclasts--a protein phosphatase with multivalent substrate specificity and regulation.
A After an alleged sexual assault, sperm and prostatic acid phosphatase in vaginal fluid are considered important physical evidence that often can be used in court if a rape trial occurs.
Acid phosphatase activity was determined by King's method by using commercially available kits (Varley, 1980).
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These cells are not myoepithelial cells and do not express prostate-specific acid phosphatase and prostate-specific antigen,[1] but do express a subclass of higher-molecular-weight cytokeratins (designated CK903) that are not expressed by the acinar epithelium.
Acid phosphatase activity had a different distribution pattern than the other soil enzymatic activities.
Individuals with ADO2 have significantly increased serum activities of total tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRACP; EC 3.