Species specificity of lactate dehydrogenase activity and isozyme pattern in blood plasma of mammals and birds

O. P. Sharma, J. Vaid, H. P.S. Makkar, R. K. Dawra

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Normal values for lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) activity and isozyme pattern in the blood plasma of some mammals and birds are reported. Amongst artiodactyla the order of LDH activity was: cattle > water buffalo > sheep > goat. LDH 4 could not be detected in water buffalo. Guinea pig and rabbit which belong to order rodentia and lagomorpha respectively, exhibited similarity in LDH isozyme profile, viz, LDH 1 > LDH 5 > LDH 2 > LDH 3. All the mammals under study except horse had LDH 1 as the most predominant isozyme in their plasma. In horse plasma, LDH 3 was the most predominant isozyme. All the avian species studied, viz. fowl, partridge, quail, chokor and dove had only one LDH isozyme (LDH4) in their plasma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)336-337
Number of pages2
JournalIRCS Medical Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982
Externally publishedYes


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  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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