N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase activity in bovine uterine fluid and blood serum during the postpartum period

Hussain A.M., Daniel R.C.W. and O'Boyle D. (1989) N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase activity in bovine uterine fluid and blood serum during the postpartum period. Theriogenology, 32 3: 507-514. doi:10.1016/0093-691X(89)90018-6


Author Hussain A.M.
Daniel R.C.W.
O'Boyle D.
Title N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase activity in bovine uterine fluid and blood serum during the postpartum period
Journal name Theriogenology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0093-691X
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0093-691X(89)90018-6
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Issue 3
Start page 507
End page 514
Total pages 8
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
3400 Veterinary
Abstract Uterine fluid and serum N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAGase) was determined in cows during the first 32 d post partum following normal and abnormal parturitions. Both uterine fluid and serum NAGase activities were elevated after calving and then started to decline gradually toward the 32nd day after calving, when they reached their lowest concentrations. No significant differences were found between the mean NAGase concentrations in uterine fluid of the two groups, although significant differences were found between the mean values of the combined groups between days. With serum NAGase concentrations, significant differences (P<0.01) were found between the mean values of the normal and abnormal puerperium groups. The major part of the enzyme detected in postpartum uterine fluid is probably contributed by epithelial cells present in the fluid. Uterine leucocytes and endometrial cell damage caused by bacterial infection may also contribute to the total NAGase activity in uterine fluid.
Keyword bovine
NAGase
serum
uterine fluid
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Unknown

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