Role of N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase in the diagnosis of arthopathies

M. P. Iqbal, A. A. Ali, M. A. Hussain, N. Mehboobali, M. A. Waqar, M. H. Javed, M. H. Rahbar

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N-Acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase activity in plasma of patients with arthopathies is significantly higher as compared to its activity in plasma of normal healthy subjects. There appears to be an association between plasma N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase value and the severity of the disease. Mean value of this enzyme in plasma of severe cases is significantly higher than mild and moderate cases of arthopathies. N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase may be useful as a non-specific marker for the diagnosis of arthopathies, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)167-173
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Chemistry and Enzymology Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Arthopathies
  • N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase
  • Rheumatoid arthritis


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