hexokinase

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hexokinase

[¦hek·sō′kī‚nās]
(biochemistry)
Any enzyme that catalyzes the phosphorylation of hexoses.
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Laboratory results with persisting elevated muscle enzyme (CPK, CKMB, and aldolase) levels remained elevated.
When he left hospital the biochemical markers revealed normal muscle enzymes with CK 71U/L, myoglobin 94ng/L, and normal transaminases (Table 1 and Figure 1).
Therefore, we performed a historical cohort study to objectively assess the efficacy of glucocorticoids and riboflavin on late-onset MADD patients and compared the changes in muscle strength and muscle enzymes between these two therapies.
Normal or only slightly raised muscle enzymes. Although occasionally found in IM, this is unusual.
Amyopathic DM lacks both abnormal muscle enzymes and weakness.
Blood samples were analyzed for lipid, liver enzyme, and muscle enzyme levels at the start of the study and 30 days afterward.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rates are commonly elevated, whereas muscle enzymes are usually in the normal range.
Muscle enzymes are widely used to assess activity and damage in IM.
Also, doctors will often step back the dosage of statin drugs if their patients have elevations in liver or muscle enzymes, or if they are experiencing muscle pain or weakness.
Patients with DM typically experience the symmetric proximal muscle weakness, electromyographic and muscle alteration, characteristic skin lesion, and elevation of muscle enzymes such as creatine kinase (CK) or lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).
Tests for markers of renal and liver function, urinalysis, and assays of muscle enzymes and hemoglobin are useful.
The concentrations of CK and other muscle enzymes are increased at some time during the course of the disease, and in most patients, this is a helpful indication of the disease.