Changes in the Lipolytic Activity of Different Organs during Tuberculosis


IN continuation of our earlier work on lipases1, we have followed the changes in the lipase content of different organs of guinea pigs infected with bovine tuberculosis. Lipase determinations were made from liver, pancreas, lungs and, blood serum, using tributyrine as substrate. It appeared that, coincident with the development of tuberculosis, the lipolytic activity of liver, pancreas and of blood serum is considerably lowered. The results are given in the following table.

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    Acta Chemica Fennica, B, 5, 28; 1932. Z. physiol. Chem., 219, 1; 1933.

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